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Yellowjackets, Lady Bulldogs place second in area

By Clay Corbett | Published Saturday, April 20, 2013

{{{*}}}Alvord, Boyd and Paradise will be sending numerous athletes to the Region II track meet in Stephenville April 26-27 after their showing at the area track meet Wednesday.

ANCHOR LEG - Dylan Noel takes the final handoff in the mile relay Wednesday. Boyd went on to a second-place finish. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

ANCHOR LEG – Dylan Noel takes the final handoff in the mile relay Wednesday. Boyd went on to a second-place finish. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

The Alvord Lady Bulldogs came away with second place, picking up 121 points, finishing behind first-place Grandview with 131.5. Paradise took third with 66 and Boyd was ninth with 37.

Alvord picked up first-place finishes in the both the 4×400 and 4×200 relays. Lacey Watkins, Savannah Williams, Carley King and Ariel Rogers flew past the competition in the mile relay with a time of 4:15, winning by more than seven seconds.

Paradise also advanced in the mile-relay with the team of Makala Neighbors, Bailey Sides, Mikaela Beck and Ashley Sparks. They placed fourth with a time of 4:23.

Alvord’s Lauren Hart, Brianna Ponder, King and Jessica Gillespie won the 800-relay with a time of 1:50.

Boyd finished second in the event. Amber Montgomery, Libby Singleton, Ashley Montgomery and Bailey Luttrell had a time of 1:52.

Paradise will also go to regionals in the 4×200, as Kendall McCaslin, Alyiah Read, Taylor Richards and Sparks captured third with a time of 1:53.

Paradise and Alvord both advanced in the 4×100. The Lady Panthers’ Sides, Richards, Sparks and Beck got third with a time of 52.26.

Lauren Hart, Ponder, King and Jessica Gillespie slid into fourth with 52.97.

Boyd just missed out on regionals in the sprint relay with a fifth-place finish.

On the boys side, the Boyd Yellowjackets cruised to a second-place finish with 94 points. Tolar took the top spot with 130. Paradise was third with 75, and Alvord placed 12th with 11.

Boyd is sending all three relay teams to regionals. Joshua Singleton, Kenneth Dodson, Laramie Graham and Richard McDonald finished second in the 4×100 with a time of 44.99.

Graham, Dodson, Singleton and Dylan Noel took second in the mile-relay with a time of 3:35.

Singleton, Dodson, Noel and McDonald captured third in the 4×200 relay with a time of 1:34.

Paradise advanced their sprint relay team of Nacona Ferrell, Luke Gage, Robert Norvell and Josh McDowell after a time of 45.08, good enough for fourth.

Cody Carmichael, Ferrell, Chris Lowery and Norvell just missed out on advancing in the mile relay. They had a time of 3:38, good enough for fifth.

Chris Hill, McDowell, Lowery and Gage were fifth in the 800-relay with a time of 1:35.

Below is a list of the individual results, with the top four finishers in each event advancing to regionals.

GIRLS RESULTS

DOWN THE STRETCH - Alvord's Ariel Rogers finished off a convincing win for the Lady Bulldogs in the mile relay. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

DOWN THE STRETCH – Alvord’s Ariel Rogers finished off a convincing win for the Lady Bulldogs in the mile relay. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Long Jump: 2. Brianna Ponder, Alvord, 17-2.5; 5. Bailey Sides, Paradise, 15-11.5.

Triple Jump: 3. Parker Tate, Boyd, 33-4.

High Jump: 3. Brianna Ponder, Alvord, 5-0; 5. Allison Rutledge, Paradise, 4-10.

Pole Vault: 4. Haley Rector, Paradise, 8-0; 5. Carlen Smith, Boyd, 7-6; 6. Mackinlie Tucker, Paradise, 7-0.

Discus: 4. Kandi Rose, Alvord, 78-5.

Shot: 5. Dennie Hope, Paradise, 33-3.

3200: 3. Clara Breashears, Alvord, 13:14; 6. Emily Brinson, Paradise, 13:57.

800: 1. Savannah Williams, Alvord, 2:25; 3. Ariel Rogers, Alvord, 2:31.

100 hurdles: 3. Lacey Watkins, Alvord, 16.69; 5. Lauren Hart, Alvord, 17.14.

100: 3. Mikaela Beck, Paradise, 12.91.

400: 2. Jessica Burch, Boyd, 1:02.11; 4. Savannah Williams, Alvord, 1:02.93.

300 hurdles: 1. Lacey Watkins, Alvord, 48.19; 5. Kendall McCaslin, Paradise, 53.06; 6. Allisa Gordon, Boyd, 54.33.

200: 4. Jessica Gillespie, Alvord, 26.85.

1600: 3. Ariel Rogers, Alvord, 6:02; 5. Clara Breashears, Alvord, 6:16.

BOYS RESULTS

Long Jump: 2. Josh McDowell, Paradise, 20-3.5; 3. Chris Hill, Paradise, 20-3.

Triple Jump: 3. Josh McDowell, Paradise, 42-2.

High Jump: 5. Eric Esquivel, Boyd, 5-8; 6. Joe Randall, Alvord, 5-8.

Pole Vault: 3. Cody Torres, Paradise, 11-6; 4. Zildjian Brooks, Paradise, 11-6; 5. Alejandro Lopez, Paradise, 11-6; 6. Dalton Stidham, Boyd, 11-0.

Discus: 1. Laramie Graham, Boyd, 147-6.

3200: 4. Aaron Hammett, Boyd, 11:30.

800: 1. Dylan Noel, Boyd, 2:07.

110 hurdles: 2. Dalton Stidham, Boyd, 15.20; 3. Cody Carmichael, Paradise, 15.36; 4. Eric Esquivel, Boyd, 16.35.

100: 1. Joe Randall, Alvord, 11.16; 4. Luke Gage, Paradise, 11.48.

400: 3. Robert Norvell, Paradise, 52.73.

300 hurdles: 1. Dalton Stidham, Boyd, 41.09; 4. Cody Carmichael, Paradise, 42.99; 6. Wesley Meadows, Paradise, 45.53.

200: 6. Richard McDonald, Paradise, 24.38.

1600: 4. JD Pearson, Paradise, 4:59.

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