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Northwest takes on Texas Relays

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013

{{{*}}}The Northwest Texans and Lady Texans had a good showing at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin Friday and Saturday.

After taking the pole-vault title last year, junior Desiree Freier took third with a vault of 13-00.75. She ranks third in the state and fifth in the nation.

Kiarra Simpson captured 13th in the discus with a throw of 126-11. She is ranked tenth in Texas.

Kellee McCann broke her own school record in the 3200 with a time of 10:31.25, good enough for fourth overall. McCann is fifth in the state and ninth in the nation.

The girls distance medley relay team of Katherine Chavez, Kelly Paighton, Taylor Bohr and Kellee McCann got a school record and took fifth overall with a time of 12:19. They are ranked fifth in the state and 12th in the nation.

In the girls 100 meters, Brittanie Anderson broke a school record with a 12.36. Selasie Koto finished with a time of 12.61.

The girls 4×200 team recorded their fastest time of the season. Baylee Nelson, Anderson, Koto and Hailey Krieg had a time of 1:44.11.

Paighton joined Anderson, Nelson and Koto on the 4×100, finishing with a time of 49.98.

The Texans were led by the distance medley relay of Jacob Suchors, Kerry Gleason, Ashton Shelton and Zack Kirkland. They took fifth overall and are ranked fifth in the state and 12th in the nation.

The 4×800 team of Shelton, Suchors, Kirkland and Ty Thomas recorded a time of 8:10.27.

Kerry Gleason broke his own school record in the 110 hurdles with a 14.82.

Northwest will compete at the District 4-5A championships April 10-11 at Keller.

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