REGIONAL TRACK RECAP: Caryss Carpenter, Hunter Ashworth are State-bound

Published 12:07 am Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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WEBSTER – Bridge City senior track standout Caryss Carpenter punched her ticket to the Class 4A State Track & Field Championships in two events, and Orangefield senior Hunter Ashworth is going to State, as well, in the boys shot put after a thrilling weekend for both athletes at the Class 4A Region III Track & Field Championships at Challenger Stadium.

Carpenter was golden in two events at Regionals, winning the girls 100-meter hurdles and the girls high jump.

Carpenter first went a season best 5 feet, 6 inches to claim the gold medal in the high jump.

She came back later in the afternoon and blistered the 100-meter hurdles, running a swift time of 15.06 seconds.

Hunter Ashworth is heading to State in the shot put, placing second with a heave of 50 feet, 5 inches.

Carpenter and Ashworth now prepare for the State Meet, which is May 12-14 at the University of Texas.

Ashworth also notched a seventh-place finish in the discus with a distance of 137-11.

There were plenty of top 10 finishes at Regionals for Orange County tracksters.

On the boys side, Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Amier Washington barely missed out on a State berth, finishing third in the shot put with a 50-3 effort.

Orangefield’s Payton Wrinkle was eighth in the 800 meters (2:06) and ninth in the 1,600 meters (4:48).

Vidor’s Blake Richards notched eighth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.8) and Pirates teammate Kai Reed was 10th in the 3,200 meters.

The West Orange-Stark 400-meter relay team claimed seventh with a time of 43.2, and the Mustangs 800-meter relay unit was sixth with a 1:29.

LC-M’s Dwight Davis was eighth in the pole vault with a 12-0 effort.

On the girls’ side, LC-M’s Annabelle Fisher notched fifth in the 1,600 meters (5:37) and freshman teammate Taylor Bull was sixth in the 3,200 meters (12:53) and 12th in the 1,600 meters (5:51).

Bridge City’s Kaylyn Dosch took 10th in the 800 meters (2:32). Vidor’s Amelia Wright earned seventh in the 400 meters (1:02). LC-M’s DeAsia Tippins claimed seventh in the 300-meter hurdles (48.7).

In the discus, Orangefield’s Jaliah Hawthorne was fifth (110-3) and Vidor’s Madison Powell was 10th (98-8). In the high jump, Vidor’s Raegan Stephenson nabbed fourth with a 5-4 effort.

Bridge City’s Morgan Louvier nabbed fourth in the pole vault, going 9-6.