Clayton takes top-10 spot

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Decatur’s Taylor Clayton claimed 10th-place in the Class 5A-4A race at the Birdville Flyin’ Hawk Invitational Saturday.

Clayton finished the 5K race in 16:12. Timber Creek’s Blake Contreras won the event with a time of 15:24.

The Eagles took 11th overall with 359 points. Timber Creek won the team title with 70.

Tyler Wilson finished 71st in 17:29, and Brandon Rivera ran 17:48 for 91st.

Parker Cullop secured 106th with a time of 18:01. Juan Gamino ran 18:18 for 106th, and Austin Poole clocked an 18:23 for 123rd.

Riley Keller finished 156th with a time of 139th. Joaquin Aldape ran 169th in 19:31.

The district meet is Oct. 24 at Joe Wheeler Park in Decatur.


In the Class 3A and under race in Birdville, the Boyd Yellowjackets came away with a second-place finish.

Boyd finished with 64 points, just behind first-place Valley View with 48.

Marco Martinez led the way in fourth place with a time of 17:33. Aaron Hammett ran 12th in 18:14.

Jose Omar Martinez took 13th in 18:22, and Cameron Hammett secured 20th in 19:03.

Nathan Martinez clocked a 20:08 for 27th, and Aaron Roberts-Wright placed 36th in 20:53.

The Yellowjackets will compete at the district meet in Alvord Monday.


The Alvord Bulldogs took 11th place at the Class 3A and under race at the Mansfield Invitational Saturday.

Alvord finished with 312 points as Castleberry took the overall top spot with 55.

Alex Vargas was the Bulldogs’ top finisher in 49th position with a time of 19:38. Logan Watkins was right behind in 50th with a time of 19:39.

Josh Donohue took 68th in 20:28. Kory Maag ran 20:39 for 73rd. Cody Newby finished 88th in 21:54. Ryan Edwards secured 94th in 23:03.

Austin Hudnall was 95th in 23:04, and Cody Peterson took 103rd in 23:55.


Bridgeport’s Colton Klyce claimed fourth place at the Blue Ridge Invitational Thursday.

Klyce finished with a time of 19:40.

“Colton did a great job on the tough terrain and hills in Blue Ridge,” Bridgeport coach Dayna Hudson said. “He got out in front of the pack early and kept his position and fought off another runner in the end to get fourth. Colton continues to improve his running and also strengthen a nagging injury.”

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