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Texas High Boys Claim Co-Championship at Class 4A Region II Track + Field Meet

Pine Tree’s Brittany Conway pole vaults during the Wildcat Relays in Whitehouse on April 5. Conway won the Class 4A Region II pole vault title this past weekend in Arlington to qualify for state. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

ARLINGTON — Texas High swept the relays en route to the Class 4A Region II boys track and field championship this weekend at UT Arlington’s Maverick Stadium.

The Tigers won the 400- and 800-meter relays in addition to the mile relay, while getting a first-place performance from Kevin Harris in the 200-meter dash. Harris’ time of 21.03 seconds came in ahead of Mount Pleasant’s K.D. Cannon, who won silver with a time of 21.61 seconds.

Texas High’s 77 points tied the Tigers with Lancaster for the boys regional crown. Nacogdoches was third with 40 points. Jacob Bragg’s first-place shot put performance (51-4 1/4) led the Dragons, who also got a second-place pole vault finish from Mason Hardy (15-0) to qualify for state.

John Tyler’s Andre Jefferson and Whitehouse’s Troy Hayden also qualified for the UIL state meet, which is May 10-11 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. Jefferson won the boys long jump with a leap of 24-6 1/2. Hayden qualified in two events after winning the the mile (4:19.85) and finishing second in the two-mile run (9:30.86).

On the girls side, three East Texas individual competitors and one relay team qualified for state.

Whitehouse’s Fulani Petties, a Central Arkansas volleyball signee, won the high jump (5-8), while Pine Tree’s Brittany Conway won the pole vault (11-6). Lindale’s Travicia Acy cleared 5-7 for second place and a state berth in the high jump. John Tyler’s 800-meter relay team (B. Gipson, C. Lampkin, D. Jones, T. Vaugh) earned silver with a time of 1:39.46.

Class 4A Region II
Track and Field Championships

Friday-Saturday, Arlington

State Qualifiers from East Texas

BOYS

Field Events

Long jump
  • 1. Andre Jefferson, John Tyler — 24-6 1/2

 

Shot put
  • 1. Jacob Bragg, Nacogdoches — 51-4 1/4

 

Pole vault
  • 2. Mason Hardy, Nacogdoches — 15-0

 

Running Events

200 meters
  • 1. Kevin Harris, Texas High — 21.03
  • 2. K.D. Cannon, Mount Pleasant — 21.61

 

Mile
  • 1. Troy Hayden, Whitehouse — 4:19.85

 

3,200 meters
  • 2. Troy Hayden, Whitehouse — 9:30.86

 

400-meter relay
  • 1. Texas High — 41.13

 

800-meter relay
  • 1. Texas High – 1:25.17

 

Mile relay
  • 1. Texas High – 3:16.38

 

GIRLS

Field Events

High jump
  • 1. Fulani Petties, Whitehouse — 5-8
  • 2. Travicia Acy, Lindale — 5-7

 

Pole vault
  • 1. Brittany Conway, Pine Tree — 11-6

Running Events

800-meter relay
  • 2. John Tyler (B. Gipson, C. Lampkin, D. Jones, T. Vaugh) – 1:39.46

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