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April 10, 2014

Hale, Himes lead Greenville tracksters

ROYSE CITY —   Carandall Hale repeated as the boys long jump champion and Savannah Himes took the girls discus title to lead Greenville High School on Wednesday’s opening day of the District 13-4A track and field championship.

  Hale improved an inch from last year as he won the long jump title with a leap of 21 feet 5 1/2 inches.

  “I know he felt a lot of pressure, having won last year,” said Lions coach Alex Contreras.

  Himes, who was sixth in the discus event last year, moved up five places and improved 11 feet with her personal-best throw of 104-6 1/2. Himes was also sixth in the shot put.

  Greenville teammate Jordan Sweat was third in the girls discus with a throw of 96-1.

  Austin Cooper of Greenville also earned a trip to the Region II-4A meet in Arlington with a second-place finish in the boys discus. Cooper, who bowled a 298 game last week in league play at Shenaniganz, used that strong right arm to throw a personal-best 140-9.

  Hunter Smith of Greenville barely missed earning a return trip to the region meet in the boys shot put. Smith finished third at 48-2 after being overtaken by James Brown of Royse City with a 48-7 throw on his fifth attempt. Brown, the defending district champion, gave way to McKinney North’s Uche Ugwunze, who was third last year.

  Mya Hudgins, who was second for Greenville in the 3200-meter run last year, finished third in the 2014 meet with a time of 12 minutes 00.46 seconds. She clocked a personal best and a new school record. Kim Mudie ran a 12:04.1 in 1985. Hudgins also set a new school record of 5:30.66 in the 1600-meter run last year at district.

  “They competed well,” Contreras said of the GHS athletes. “A couple of kids hit PRs. The good thing is they’re young and can come back and compete next year.”

  Next season the Lions are moving into District 15-5A with Hallsville, Longview, Longview Pine Tree, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs and Texas High of Texarkana. Their next district meet is scheduled for Longview Pine Tree.

  The 13-4A running events will start today after the National Anthem at 5 p.m. at the Royse City ISD Stadium. The McKinney North boys and Lucas Lovejoy girls are the defending district champions.

  The top two finishers in each event will advance to the Region II-4A meet on April 25-26 at Maverick Stadium in Arlington.

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