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Track: Thorpe captures area title in shot put

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Might Toss

MIGHTY TOSS – Boyd’s Lindsey Thorpe won the area title on her first throw Thursday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

On her first throw of the day Thursday, Lindsey Thorpe sealed the 7/8-3A area title in the shot put and a fourth trip to regionals.

Thorpe landed a meet-best toss of 37-10.25 in her first trip to the ring.

“It’s always the first one,” Thorpe said. “The excitement and adrenaline gets you.”

After taking over first place with her first throw, Thorpe had to wait out the competition. Alexus Roberson of Breckenridge came within three inches with a throw of 37-7.

“The Breckenridge girl was inching up there. She had me on edge,” Thorpe said.

Thorpe returns to regionals where she finished as a bronze medalist the past two years – a spot away from advancing to state. The 3A Region II meet will be April 28-29 at Abilene Christian University.

“It’s been third and third. Hopefully things change this year,” Thorpe said.

The recent Paris Junior College basketball signee said she’s been working on her technique on shot put now that she’s finished visiting colleges. She plans to continue her training into regionals.

“I’ll hit the weight room in the morning,” Thorpe said. “I have to get quicker and more explosive.”

Thorpe also qualified for regionals in the discus, finishing third with a throw of 111-7.25.

Raising the Bar

RAISING THE BAR – Boyd’s Jacey Cate sails over the bar at the 7/8-3A meet in Jacksboro Thursday. Cate won the competition, clearing 5-4 to advance to regionals. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

CATE TIES SCHOOL RECORD

Jacey Cate established the Boyd High School girls record in the high jump last spring, clearing 5-4.

Thursday, Cate tied her own record to capture the 7/8-3A area title in the event and earn her first trip to regionals.

“I’m super excited. I’ve worked super hard to get this level of achievement,” Cate said.

Cate cleared 5-4 on her second attempt to give her the victory. Second-place Addy Cook of Bowie made it over 5-2.

“I’ve been working super hard [in recent weeks],” Cate said. “At the beginning of the year, I was out a few weeks with a hurt knee.”

Cate made three attempts at 5-5.

“On my second attempt I got over and hit it with my ankle,” Cate said.

RODRIGUEZ TAKES SILVER IN 200

Caleb Rodriguez didn’t get the start he was looking for in the 200. He made up for it coming out of the curve to sprint his way to a silver medal in 23.16.

Holliday’s Justin Jones won in 22.81.

“It wasn’t a good start,” Rodriguez said. “Out of the curve and into the straightaway I started to catch up.”

Rodriguez made it to regionals last year as a freshman in the 4×200. He didn’t run the 200, but switched from the 400 to the event this year.

“It gives me more rest after the 4×200,” he said. “Last year, I went straight from the 4×200 to the 400.”

EISEN USES LATE CHARGE TO GET MEDAL

After falling back to fourth place over the third lap, Paradise’s Matthew Eisen showed he still had a little left in the tank over the final 200 meters of the 1,600 Thursday.

Eisen made a late kick to move up a spot onto the medal stand. Eisen finished third in 4:48.44.

“Right before the final lap, I could see the Cisco kid going and I had to break with him,” he said. “I started to speed up and take off from there. I passed the Millsap kid.”

Cisco’s Kolby Conring made a big sprint to go from fourth to first in the final lap, winning the race in 4:45.19.

Pester’s Brice Hardin, who set a quick early pace, took second.

Eisen will join both at regionals.

“I didn’t expect it,” Eisen said. “It showed I had a chance and I took advantage of it.”

BOYD CLOSES WITH MEDAL

Colton Lawson and Manny Garcia opened with strong legs for the Boyd Yellowjackets in the 4×400 before the baton came to Tyler Morris.

Morris held in to make the handoff to the area 200 runnerup Caleb Rodriguez, who brought home a bronze medal for the Yellowjackets in 3:29.48.

“[Tyler] got me in a good enough place to pass [the Cisco runner] in third,” Rodriguez said. “I felt good running. A little before the 200, I passed him and I knew I could hold him off.”

Morris closed his 400 with a strong kick.

“I knew we were playing catchup. I saw a guy coming on and in the last 100, I was trying to run with him to get Caleb the baton first,” Morris said.

Dash to the Finish

DASH TO THE FINISH – Paradise’s Kaycee Martin makes up ground at the close of the 800 to finish fourth and advance to regionals. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

MARTIN RALLIES FOR REGION SPOT

After a quick opening lap trying to stay close to race leaders Marjie Patterson and Kealey Dent of Brock, Paradise’s Kaycee Martin fell from third to fifth in the 800 Thursday.

Entering the final turn, Martin made a big rally to move up a spot and earn a trip to regionals. Martin ran 2:30.87 for fourth.

“I was just trying to get into fourth,” Martin said about the late-race surge. “It was hard. [The leaders] took off. I was trying to stay up with them at first and took off a little fast.

“I dropped a second off my time from district.”

7/8-3A AREA TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT JACKSBORO

GIRLS

Team: 1. Brock 124, 2. Breckenridge 80, 3. Eastland 53, 4. Cisco 49, 5. Bowie 46, 6. Tolar 38.5, 7. Herietta 34, 7. Holliday 34, 7. City View, 34, 10. Boyd 31, 11. Jacksboro 28, 13. Paradise 18.5, 15. Nocona 5

3200: 1. Leah Bullinger, Henrietta, 11:49.72; 2. Savannah Foster, Cisco, 12:14.88; 3. Makayla Boatman, Tolar, 12:15.55; 4. Kylee Laverty, Brock, 12:15.89

High jump: 1. Jacey Cate, Boyd, 5-4; 2. Addy Cook, Bowie, 5-2; 3. Cassandra Collins, Millsap, 5-0; 4. Lauren Satterwhite, Breckenridge, 5-0; 5. Hunter Rogers, Paradise, 5-0; 6. Tadem Brown, Paradise, 4-8

Shot put: 1. Lindsey Thorpe, Boyd, 37-10.25; 2. Alexus Roberson, Breckenridge, 37-7; 3. Baylee Thompson, Jacksboro, 36-7.5; 4. Leah Plaster, Jacksboro, 34-10.75

Long jump: 1. Sara Rattan, Brock, 17-10.5; 2. Tori Karl, Breckenridge, 16-8.75; 3. Brooke Coltrain, Holliday, 16-8.25; 4. Kaylea Maples, Jacksboro, 15-8.25

Pole vault: 1. Tabitha McKinney, Cisco, 8-9; 2. April Hobbs, Eastland, 8-6; 3. Lauren Underwood, Cisco, 8-0; 4. Kristain Bowen, Boyd, 8-0

Triple jump: 1. Addy Cook, Bowie, 36-8.5; 2. Sara Rattan, Brock, 36-7.75; 3. Kaylea Maples, Jacksboro, 35-2.75; 4. Abby Zamzow, Henrietta, 34-2.75; 7. Lexi Stapleton, Paradise, 31-8.25

Discus: 1. Shelby Lipps, Breckenridge, 136-8; 2. Baylee Thompson, Jacksboro, 121-10.75; 3. Lindsey Thorpe, Boyd, 111-7.25; 4. McKall Morton, Eastland, 104-0

100: 1. Jessie Jacobs, Eastland, 12.45; 2. Madison Hernandez, Brock, 13.01; 3. Loren Lewis, Peaster, 13.04; 4. Mia Cherry, Brock, 13.25; 5. Megan Heywood, Paradise, 13.27

200: 1. Sara Rattan, Brock, 26.18; 2. Jessie Jacobs, Eastland, 26.20; 3. Kamryn Cantwell, Bowie, 26.68; 4. Cydni Forrest, Eastland, 27.71; 6. Megan Heywood, Paradise, 28.38; 7. Lauren Heywood, Paradise, 28.6

400: 1. Kaymryn Cantwell, Bowie, 58.93; 2. Kealey Dent, Brock, 1:01.52; 3. Aaliyah Lawson, Breckenridge, 1:02.63; 4. Abby Zamzow, Henrietta, 1:02.86; 7. Maddie Mitschke, Paradise, 1:06.33

800: 1. Marjie Patterson, Brock, 2:24.17; 2. Kealey Dent, Brock, 2:27.77; 3. Hailey Allen, Millsap, 2:29.47; 4. Kaycee Martin, Paradise, 2:30.87; 6. Hannah Beth Pearson, Paradise, 2:36.99

100 hurdles: 1. Lauren Franklin, Tolar, 16.38; 2. Makenzie Gayle, Cisco, 16.64; 3. Maddie Chalenburg, City View, 17.23; 4. Carly Tennison, Breckenridge, 17.34; 6. Abby Taylor, Boyd, 18.14; 8. Mia Bounds, Boyd, 18.41

300 hurdles: 1. Maddie Chalenburg, City View, 47.84; 2. Sloan McGuire, Brock, 48.81; 3. Makenzie Gayle, Cisco, 48.85; 4. Carly Tennison, Breckenridge, 49.82; 7. Keely Winters, Paradise, 53.51; 8. Abby Taylor, Boyd, 54.09

4×100: 1. Breckenridge, 50.88; 2. Eastland, 50.99; 3. Millsap, 51.06; 4. Holliday, 51.25; 5. Paradise (Kyndel Beck, Lauren Heywood, Maddie Mitschke, Addyson Ford), 51.59

4×200: 1. Brock, 1:45.86; 2. City View, 1:51.73; 3. Bowie, 1:52.55; 4. Peaster, 1:52.69

1600: 1. Leah Bullinger, Henrietta, 5:24.92; 2. Makayla Boatman, Tolar, 5:39.12; 3. Savannah Foster, Cisco, 5:39.73; 4. Audrey Hardin, Holliday, 5:43.11

4×400: 1. Brock, 4:08.37; 2. Breckenridge, 4:09.61; 3. Holliday, 4:10.54; 4. Tolar, 4:16.42; 5. Paradise (Maddie Mitschke, Hunter Rogers, Lexi Stapleton, Kaycee Martin), 4:18.91

BOYS

Team: 1. Brock 150, 2. Tolar 78, 3. City View 71, 4. Cisco 64, 5. Henrietta 53, 6. Boyd 37, 7. Holliday 31, 9. Jacksboro 20, 12. Paradise 17, 14. Bowie 15, 15. Nocona 8

3200: 1. Brice Hardin, Peaster, 10:17.32; 2. Buster Lee, Millsap, 10:22.59; 3. Kolby Conring, Cisco, 10:32.21; 4. Connor Richardson, Boyd, 10:37.95; 5. Tristan Lemasters, Boyd, 10:40.24; 6. Gauge Fahlin, Boyd, 10:51.86

Triple jump: 1. Abbas Muhammad, City View, 44-11.5; 2. Clayton Deaver, Tolard, 43-4.5; 3. Benjamin McCreary, Henrietta, 43-1.5; 4. Jace Davis, Millsap, 43-0.75; 7. Patrick Dorado, Paradise, 41-3.25

Discus: 1. Kade Weldon, Jacksboro, 163-5.5; 2. Riley Rollans, Jacksboro, 153-11.25; 3. Peyton Bird, Eastland, 150-11; 4. Daniel Mosely, Bowie, 139-6

High jump: 1. Braden Campbell, Breckenridge, 6-3; 2. Noah Parker, Holliday, 6-1; 3. Logan Lawhorn, Bowie, 6-0; 4. Jacob Rousse, Brock, 5-10

Shot put: 1. Peyton Bird, Eastland, 49-8; 2. Kyler Delgado, Tolar, 49-6.75; 3. Austin Wagonner, Cisco, 47-7; 4. Mac Harrah, Brock, 46-2.75; 7. Alex Silva, Boyd, 43-10.25

Long jump: 1. Benjamin McCreary, Henrietta, 21-11; 3. Jansen Ivie, Brock, 21-3.5; 3. Clayton Deaver, Tolar, 20-7.25; 4. Tommy Merrill, Brock, 20-6

100: 1. Justin Jones, Holliday, 10.93; 2. Abbas Muhammad, City View, 10.96; 3. Landon Davis, Henrietta, 11.22; 4. Bayler Kurilec, Brock, 11.32

200: 1. Justin Jones, Holliday, 22.81; 2. Caleb Rodriguez, Boyd, 23.16; 3. Jansen Ivie, Brock, 23.29; 4. Clayton Deaver, Tolar, 23.38

400: 1. Carsen Langen, Brock, 50.53; 2. Tyrese Smith, City View, 51.38; 3. Jared Steele, Brock, 51.65; 4. Josh Lyde, Henrietta, 52.69; 6. Reggie Contreras, Paradise, 52.78

800; 1. Jared Steele, Brock, 1:57.73; 2. Tommy Merrill, Brock, 1:59.37; 3. Jake Jones, Tolar, 1:59.57; 4. Brennan Freeze, Brock, 2:05.09; 6. Manny Garcia, Boyd, 2:09.19

1600: 1. Kolby Conring, Cisco, 4:45.19; 2. Brice Hardin, Peaster, 4:47.11; 3. Matthew Eisen, Paradise, 4:48.44; 4. Buster Lee, Millsap, 4:51; 5. Tristan Lemasters, Boyd, 4:57.55; 6. Connor Richardson, Boyd, 5:00.91

110 hurdles: 1. Cody Jones, Tolar, 15.07; 2. Kase Gayle, Cisco, 15.08; 3. Tyler Gray, Brock, 15.29; 4. Tanner Cable, Nocona, 15.49; 5. Angus Pace, Paradise, 15.64; 6. Bohner Brackeen, Paradise, 15.8

300 hurdles: 1. Kase Gayle, Cisco, 39.43; 2. Tyler Gray, Brock, 39.47; 3. Kobe Trought, Brock, 40.8; 4. Tanner Cable, Nocona, 40.89; 5. Angus Pace, Paradise, 41.79; 6. Bohner Brackeen, Paradise, 43.48

4×100: 1. City View, 43.11; 2. Brock, 43.8; 3. Henrietta, 44.21; 4. Cisco, 44.43; 6. Paradise (Reggie Contreras, Tristan Sims, Patrick Dorado, Connor Snell), 45.14

4×200: 1. City View, 1:30.29; 2. Brock, 1:31.29; 3. Henrietta, 1:31.54; 4. Tolar, 1:31.94; 5. Boyd (James Gaught, Colton Lawson, Tyler Morris, Caleb Rodriguez), 1:32.14

4×400: 1. Brock, 3:23.92; 2. Tolar, 3:25.13; 3. Boyd (Colton Lawson, Manny Garcia, Tyler Morris, Caleb Rodriguez), 3:29.48; 4. Cisco, 3:31.44; 7. Paradise (Reggie Contreras, Ty Valentine, Patrick Dorado, Angus Pace), 3:36.92

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