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May 9, 2014

BC's Henry wins state high jump; LC-M's Reed nabs a bronze

AUSTIN — Bridge City junior Alexus Henry had a “golden” moment at the UIL State Track & Field Championships at the University of Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium Friday evening.

Henry tied her season best jump of five feet, 8 inches to bring home a gold medal to Cardinal Country.

Midland Greenwood’s Morgan McKee took second an inch back at 5-7 while Brownsboro’s Amber Walker was third at 5-6.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Ethan Reed captured a bronze medal in the discus ion the Class 4A division.

Reed threw a season-best of 171 feet, 1 inch. El Paso Parkland’s Anthony Dudley nabbed first with a toss of 190-6. Fort Bend Ridge Point’s Josh Burrell was second with a 180-6.

Bridge City’s Kati Thornton was ninth in the pole vault with a leap of 10 feet. Wimberley’s Kally Long set a new 3A record with a vault of 13-2.

West Orange-Stark’s Deionte Thompson tied for eighth in the 3A high jump by going 6-2.

More local standouts will be competing today.

The WO-S 800-meter relay team of Thompson, Johnnie Shaw, Thomarcus Fontenot and Chris James will run at 1:25 p.m. Mustang hurdler Will Johnson will compete in the 300-meter hurdles at 2:05 p.m.

Lady Mustang LaShya Cole will participate in the triple jump at 4 p.m.

Other boys results included Newton’s Kevin Shorter, who was fourth in the 2A long jump withj a 22-0 1/4 effort. Beaumont Central’s Andrew Wells was fourth in the 4A high jump with a 6-6 effort. Beaumont Ozen’s Kaylon Sellers took silver in the 4A triple jump with a 47-6 1/2 leap.

Newton’s 400-meter realy team of Shorter, Brandon Johnson, Calum Foster and Roney Elam took bronze with a 41.98.  The Eagles’ 800-meter relay unit consisting of Foster, Elam, Johnson and Shorter also took bronze in a time of 1:27.27.

Warren’s Cody Hammonds nabbed gold in the 2A 800 meters, running a 1:54.65. He also finished seventh in the 400 meters in 50.19.

East Chamber’s Blake Johnson placed eighth in the 110-merter hurdles in 14.75.

Other girls results included Woodville’s Julisa Williams, who took silver in the 2A shot put with a heave of 39-5 1/4 and she was sixth in the discus with a 119-3 effort. Hardin-Jefferson’s Kaitlin McFarland was ninth in the 3A shot put with a 34-9 1/2. Newton’s Jalia Franklin was seventh in the 2A 100-meter hurdles in 15.71.

Lumberton’s Jordan Welborn placed sixth in the 4A 1,600 meters in 5:03.15.

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