Gleason finishes 5th

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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Northwest’s Kerry Gleason matched his personal best in the 110 hurdles in a tight race Saturday.

Gleason ran a 14.33 to finish fifth in the 5A race at the University Interscholastic League Track and Field Championships at Mike Myers Stadium.

“I ran well,” Gleason said. “I matched my best time.”

Chevis Armstead of DeSoto won the race in 13.82. Allen’s Grant Finney was third in 13.96.

Gleason closed his night and high school career with a sixth-place finish in the 300 hurdles, running 38.27.

“I didn’t run the time I wanted,” Gleason said. “It’s a whole different ballgame when you get down here.”

Gleason is headed to Stephen F. Austin State University to run next year at the college level.

Northwest’s 4×100 team of Saveion James, Chase Morrison, Reggie McDaniel and Jordan Muldrow ran 41.02 to finish fifth.

The team came into the meet ranked second after their 41.18 that won the 5A Region I title.

“We broke our record again,” Muldrow said. “They were fast. We weren’t expecting those times. We came in second and came out fifth.”

Klein Oak won the title in 40.47. Killeen took second in 40.69.

In the 5A 1600, Zack Kirkland finished eighth in 4:23.62. Kirkland, who is headed to the University of North Texas in the fall, was third through the first 100 meters but fell off the blazing pace set by Keller’s Austen Dalquist, who won the race in 4:07.53.

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