The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


May 3, 2013

Ten local athletes make it to state in track and field

GREENVILLE —   Rains pole vaulter Charlotte Brown will be advancing as a competitor to the state meet.

  So will nine other area athletes in 10 events at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championship on May 10-11 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

  The top two finishers at each of the four region meets around the state qualified for state along with a “wild card” qualifier, the athlete with the best mark of the non-qualifiers from each of the regions.

  Brown, though she finished third in the girls pole vault at the Region II-3A meet in Commerce, learned this week that she’s advancing as a “wild card.” She cleared 11 feet 6 inches in Commerce to match the same height as Longview Spring Hill vaulters Casey Rice and Lindsey Sechrist. Rice and Sechrist were awarded first and second on the basis of fewer misses.

  But Brown’s height of 11-6 was the best of the non-qualifiers. Not only that but it ranks her tied with Rice and Sechrist for the second-best qualifying mark behind Kally Long of Wimberley with a height of 12-8.

  After Brown competes at 11 a.m. on May 11 in the pole vault she’ll be the 2013 Section 6 recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award during a special ceremony on the infield at Myers Stadium. Brown is representing the Southwest Region, which includes athletes from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico.

  Brown’s classmate, Grant Russell, will compete in the boys Class 3A triple jump at 1 p.m. on May 11. Russell qualified with the eighth-best mark of 44 feet 10 1/4 inches. Jadon Durity of Liberty Hill leads the triple jump qualifiers at 48-1 1/2.

  Commerce’s Buck Wilson, who was second in the Class 3A triple jump last year at state, is advancing in two events this year in Class 2A. Wilson qualified with the fourth-best triple jump at 45-2 and will compete in that event at 7 p.m. on May 10. Wilson will then run the 300-meter hurdles at 2:05 p.m. on May 11. He qualified with the fourth-fastest time in that event at 39.39. Devonte Steele of Marlin leads the 2A triple jumpers with a leap of 46-4 3/4. Wilson jumped 48-1/2 last year. Colton Chadbourne from Winona leads the 300 hurdles qualifiers at 38.44.

  Lone Oak is sending two runners to state this year. Trevor Hemphill qualified with the ninth-fastest time in the 2A boys 800-meter run at 2:00.56. Hemphill finished second to Cody Hammond of Warren at the Region III-2A meet in Whitehouse. He’ll run that event at 12:20 p.m. on May 11. Hanah Nichol of Lone Oak was second in the girls 1600-meter run at Whitehouse, giving her the ninth-fastest time of the qualifiers with a 5:41.58. She’ll run at 2:45 p.m. on May 11. Ann Marie Dunlap of Crawford leads the 2A 1600 runners with a 5:12.37. Olin Moody from Crawford is tops among the 2A 800 qualifiers with a 1:56.69.

  Leonard is also sending two athletes in Class 2A. Chelsea Brockus ran the fourth-fastest qualifying time in the 3200 at 11:51.07. She’ll run in that race at 9:20 a.m. on May 10. Brittyn Rushing of Leonard qualified with the ninth-best mark in the 2A girls long jump at 17-4. She’ll compete in that event at 1:30 p.m. on May 10. Carley Glass from Luling leads in the 3200 with an 11:26.56. Jacinda Sanchez of Sonora leads the 2A long jumpers at 18-3 1/2.

  Ulisses Lopez from Royse City, fifth last year in the 4A boys 800-meter run, heads into this year’s race with ninth-fastest qualifying time of 1:57.10. He’ll run that event at 6:20 p.m. on May 10. Michael Johnson of San Elizario tops the 800 list with a 1:55.45.

  J’Kaylee Clark from Farmersville clocked the third-fastest time among the nine qualifiers in the 2A girls 400-meter run at 59.06. She’ll run that event at 1:45 p.m. on May 11. Payton Baker from Gunter leads the qualifiers with a 57.76.

  Cody Harbin from Wolfe City made it to state for the first time in the Class A Division I high jump, winning the region title with a clearance of 6-2. Harbin, who ranks fourth among the qualifiers, competes at 2 p.m. on May 10. Dayton Fisher from Sudan leads the high jump qualifiers at 7-1.


Text Only
  • Greenville Lions' coaching staff lineup changes

      Each summer the Greenville Lions’ coaching staff goes through a transition phase as some coaches move on to other schools and new coaches are hired to take their place.
      This summer is no exception. There’s changes in the coaching staffs for the boys and girls programs that’ll involve the football, volleyball, boys soccer, powerlifting and softball teams.

    July 25, 2014

  • Oliver Hale three medals.jpg Hail to the winner of three medals at Transplant Games

      His nickname in Greenville is “Pee Wee,” but Oliver Hale is a big man on the tennis court and in the kitchen.
      Hale, who is a 1971 graduate of Greenville High School, won three medals at the 2014 Transplant Games of America recently in Houston while competing in the 60-and-over age category. He won a gold medal in men’s doubles, a silver in men’s singles and a bronze in mixed doubles along with playing partner Irena Bucci.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colby Carthel Free youth football camp planned

    Second year Texas A&M University – Commerce Head Coach Colby Carthel and his coaching staff will be the directors of a free A&M Commerce Youth Football Camp.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carver.jpg Officially for the record

    Two former Greenville schools are now officially recognized for their accomplishments in sports through new signage at the T. A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.

    July 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • LeBron_James_18112009_1.jpg LeBron: I'm heading back to Cleveland

    Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0000066_official_dixie_softball_patch_300.jpg Commerce to host Dixie Softball tournament

    The city of Commerce has partnered with the Dixie Softball to host the Darlings and the Debs Softball State Tournament at the Eddie Moore Sports Complex again this year.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Campbell Lady Indians listen 1.jpg Coach Steve Guffey touched many lives

      Steve Guffey was a true sportsman in every sense of the word.
      Guffey, who died on Saturday at the age of 50, was a standout athlete and coach, who was also an avid golfer, angler and hunter. He was an educator. teacher, mentor and a friend to many who’ve been paying their tributes online and at candlelight vigils on Sunday in Ladonia and on Monday in Campbell.  Guffey’s memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Campbell High School gymnasium, where he coached the Lady Indians’ basketball team the past 12 years.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jason Burton.JPG A&M-Commerce hires Burton as women’s basketball coach

    Lion women’s basketball experienced a homecoming of sorts on April when athletics director Ryan Ivey announced Jason Burton as the eighth women’s basketball coach in program history.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lone Oak, Caddo Mills softball players make all-state team

      Two players from Lone Oak and one from Caddo Mills earned second-team honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A all-state softball team.

    July 1, 2014

  • Kevin Bowers chip 1.jpg Former Baylor golfers win Monster Ball golf tourney

       Baylor University was well-represented at the third annual Craig Bowers Memorial Monster Ball golf tournament this weekend in Greenville.
      Two teams composed of former Baylor golfers finished first and second after 36 holes at Wright Park Municipal and Oak Creek Country Club.

    June 24, 2014 8 Photos

House Ads
Featured Ads

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
AP Video
Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News