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Alvord’s Williams coasts to victory in 800

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, March 8, 2014

Savannah Williams took the lead in the first few meters Thursday and cruised to victory in the 800 on her home track at the Alvord Invitational.

COASTING TO WIN – Alvord’s Savannah Williams cruised to a victory in the 800 Thursday at the Alvord Invitational. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

The Alvord junior and 2013 Class 2A silver medalist turned in a winning time of 2:32.9.

“It was the same as last week [in Paradise],” Williams said. “I wanted to get it down. I need someone to run with me.”

Williams built a lead of several meters before reaching 300 meters and coasted the rest of the way. She crossed the finish line six seconds in front of Paradise’s Makala Neighbors.

“I ran OK. I want my time to get better,” she said.

Williams expects to be back in Austin in May and take a shot at a gold medal.

“I feel like I’m going to do it,” Williams said. “I know there are some good girls back. I have to keep improving.”

BROOKS WINS POLE VAULT

Paradise junior Zildjian Brooks came up well short of his goal Thursday but had enough to win the pole vault at the Alvord Invitational.

Brooks cleared 10-6.

“I did well. My pole was small, and I actually kneed myself in the face,” he said. “The standards were too far back. I could’ve done better.”

Brooks said he cleared 14 feet last week at Haslet. He expects to fly way past the 11-6 he cleared last year at regionals.

“I’ve got a bigger pole that I will be using,” Brooks said. “I’m hoping to get back to regionals and get to state this year.”

COLBERT CAPTURES 3200

At the starting line, Jessica Colbert didn’t expect to do much Thursday.

“I wasn’t feeling well and had a bad mindset,” Colbert said. “Once the race started, my mindset changed, and I became competitive.”

Colbert took the lead with 800 meters left, charging past Paradise’s Angela Powers to win the 3200 at the Alvord Invitational in 12:38.35.

Colbert said she just tried to follow the instructions of her coach Oscar Hernandez.

“I listened to him. He told me how to run,” Colbert said. “I got behind [Powers] and stayed in second. The last 800, I made a move and did what coach said. The last lap, I had a huge kick.”

Colbert’s kick put distance between her and Powers, who won the 3200 at Paradise last week.

Colbert said she was OK with her time.

“This time of year it’s OK. It’s a good start. I just need to continue to push myself,” Colbert said. “I want to go to regionals and end my high school career.”

PARADISE GIRLS SWEEP RELAYS

The Paradise girls continued their impressive start to the year in the relay events, winning all three in Alvord.

The Lady Panthers turned in a 52.17 in the 4×100, 1:51.55 in the 4×200 and 4:20.21 in the 4×400.

RANDALL TAKES 100

Joe Randall displayed his speed on the home track Thursday, winning the 100 at the Alvord Invitational.

Randall turned in a hand-held time of 11.25.

ALVORD INVITATIONAL RESULTS

OFF AND FLYING – Paradise’s Makala Neighbors glides through the the air in the triple jump Thursday. She finished sixth. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

VARSITY GIRLS

Long jump: 1. Brianna Ponder, Alvord, 16-8; 3. Mikeala Beck, Paradise, 15-4; 5. Bailey Sides, Paradise, 14-11.5; 6. Lauren Hart, Alvord, 14-11

Triple jump: 4. Taylor Richards, Paradise, 29-4.75; 5. Emily Edge, Alvord, 29-4.75; 6. Makala Neighbors, Paradise, 28-11.75

Shot put: 4. Lindsey Thorpe, Boyd, 30-5; 5. Deanna Walterscheid, Paradise, 20-4; 6. Kaela Beaver, Alvord, 28-8.5

Discus: 3. Deanna Walterscheid, Paradise, 98-4.5; 4. Lindsey Thorpe, Boyd, 96-5.25

High jump: 1. Brianna Ponder, Alvord, 4-10; 2. Amber French, Paradise, 4-10

3200: 1. Jessica Colbert, Boyd, 12:38.35; 2. Angela Powers, Paradise, 12:46.05; 3. April Coursey, Paradise, 13:03.06; 4. Clara Breashears, Alvord, 13:06.31; 5. Brianna Smith, Paradise, 13:28.18; 6. Heather Reauregard, Boyd, 13:42.68

4×100: 1. Paradise 52.17; 3. Alvord 53.47; 6. Boyd 54.85

800: 1. Savannah Williams, Alvord, 2:32.9; 2. Makala Neighbors, Paradise, 2:38.15; 3. Kaylee McConnell, 2:41.93; 4. Brooklyn Mitchum, Alvord, 2:47.02; 5. Melvin, Paradise, 2:51.75

100: 1. Mikeala Beck, Paradise, 13.06; 5. Deanna Walterscheid, Paradise, 13.79

100 hurdles: 2. Kyndall McCasland, Paradise, 17.49; 3. Stormi Lamb, Paradise, 18.13; 5. Amber French, Paradise, 18.23

4×200: 1. Paradise 1:51.55; 2. Alvord 1:53.10; 4. Boyd 1:56.42

400: 2. Savannah Williams, Alvord, 1:03.95; 3. Jessica Gillespie, Alvord, 1:06.21; 5. Caressa McCasland, Paradise, 1:07.37; 6. Aliyah Read, Paradise, 1:07.95

300 hurdles: 1. Kyndall McCasland, Paradise, 51.11; 3. Stormi Lamb, Paradise, 55.03; 6. Audrie Howard, Paradise, 57.85

200: 1. Taylor Richards, Paradise, 28.05; 3. Amber Montgomery, Boyd, 28.84; 6. Caressa McCasland, Paradise, 29.10

1600: 1. April Coursey, Paradise, 5:55.34; 2. Jessica Colbert, Boyd, 5:57.67; 3. Angela Powers, Paradise, 6:02.82; 4. Brooklyn Mitchum, Alvord, 6:05.51; 5. Kaylee McConnell, Paradise, 6:05.83; 6. Clara Breashears, Alvord, 6:13.53

4×400: 1. Paradise 4:20.21; 2. Boyd 4:31.57; 3. Alvord 4:32.05

Team: 1. Paradise 215; 2. Alvord 103; 5. Boyd 59

VARSITY BOYS

Long jump: 2. Darian Sotomi, Paradise, 19-2.5; 3. Cash Preather, Paradise, 18-10.5; 4. Chris Hill, Paradise, 18-10

Triple jump: 3. Cash Preather, Paradise, 39-3.5; 3. Darian Sotomi, Paradise, 39.2; 4. Chris Hill, Paradise, 39-1.5

Shot put: 3. Matt McConnell, Boyd, 36-5.5; 4. Reece Jordan, Boyd, 36-5; 6. Colby Windham, Alvord, 35-10.5

Discus: 1. Randy Luevano, Paradise, 118-6; 2. Blake Brown, Paradise, 117.5; 4. Jacob Posey, Paradise, 110.5

High jump: 3. Joe Randall, Alvord, 5-8; 4. Colby Dial, Paradise, 5-6

3200: 2. Marco Martinez, Boyd, 10:30.04; 3. Jose Omar Martinez, Boyd, 10:49.92; 5. Aaron Hammett, Boyd, 11:08.35; 6. Chance Dial, Paradise, 11:45.41

4×100: 1. Paradise 45.5; 2. Alvord 45.76

800: 1. Colby Dial, Paradise, 2:13.75; 3. Logan Watkins, Alvord, 2:21.02; 4. Dayton Colbert, Boyd, 2:23.6; 6. Daniel Alexander, Paradise, 2:29.97

100: 1. Joe Randall, Alvord, 11.25; 2. Austin Hogan, Paradise, 11.25; 4. Nick Loney, Paradise, 11.65; 6. Kristoff Pewitt, Paradise, 11.93

110 hurdles: 1. Austin Cozby, Boyd, 15.81; 2. Cody Carmichael, Paradise, 15.87; 3. Bryce Miller, Paradise, 16.62; 5. Brett Martin, Alvord, 16.96; 6. Josh Malone, Alvord, 17.6

800: 1. Boyd 1:35.86; 2. Alvord 1:36.65; 3. Paradise 1:36.88

400: 2. Colby Dial, Paradise, 53.99; 3. Josh Malone, Alvord, 55.03; 5. Joseph Tate, Boyd, 56.15; 6. Andrew Nichols, Alvord, 56.94

300 hurdles: 1. Cody Carmichael, Paradise, 49.29; 2. Cozby, Boyd, 42.57; 3. Bryce Miller, Paradise, 43.29

200: 2. Austin Hogan, Paradise, 23.39; 5. Jonathan Musgrove, Alvord, 24.29

1600: 1. Marco Martinez, Boyd, 4:55.18; 2. J.D. Pearson, Paradise, 4:57.06; 4. Jose Omar Martinez, Boyd, 5:01.86; 5. Chance Dial, Paradise, 5:15.53; 6. Aaron Hammett, Boyd, 5:16.04

4×400: 2. Paradise 3:41.95; 4. Boyd 3:45.93

One Response to “Alvord’s Williams coasts to victory in 800”

  1. Kelly Penny says:

    Note Austin Hogan’s time for the 100m was also 11.25 from Paradise.

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