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Northwest sends four to Austin

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Northwest Lady Texans will be sending three athletes to the state meet in Austin May 10-11 after their performance at the Class 5A Region I meet in Lubbock Friday and Saturday.

Kellee McCann took gold in the 3200 while breaking a nine-year old regional record in the process. She finished with a time of 10:41.

After finishing second at the regional meet in 2012, Desiree Freier picked up her first regional championship. She vaulted to 13-3, clearing the field by three inches. Freier is the defending state champion.

Kiarra Simpson tossed her way to a silver medal in the discus. She threw a distance of 137-5 to punch her ticket to state. Shoemaker’s Cion Hicks placed first with a throw of 158-8.

Zach Kirkland was the lone Texan to advance. He took first in the 800 with a time of 1:53.

The Lady Texans placed fifth as a team with 32 points. DeSoto took the girl’s team title with 114.

The Texans captured 16th with 13 points. DeSoto won the boy’s championship with 75.

NORTHWEST RESULTS GIRLS

3200: Kellee McCann, 10:41.

4X100: 8. Northwest (Baylee Nelson, Brittanie Anderson, Selasie Koto, Haley Krieg), 48.34.

1600: 4. Kellee McCann, 5:01.

Discus: 2. Kiarra Simpson, 137-5.

Pole Vault: 1. Desiree Freier, 13-3.

Shot: 11. Kiarra Simpson, 35-5.

BOYS RESULTS

800: 1. Zach Kirkland, 1:53.

110 hurdles: 6. Kerry Gleason, 14.80.

100: 5. Jordan Muldrow, 10.96.

300 hurdles: 8. Kerry Gleason, 39.30.

Discus: 9. Duke Kicinski, 149-4.

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