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April 27, 2014

Rains, Community athletes advance to state

COMMERCE —   Rains senior Grant Russell saved his best jump for last to earn a return trip to the state track and field championships.

  Kelly Morrow of Community is also headed to the University Interscholastic League state meet in Austin.

  Russell leaped a season-best 46 feet 2 1/2 inches on his final attempt in the Region II-3A triple jump to finish second and advance to the University Interscholastic League state meet in Austin. Russell moved up from third place on his final attempt.

  “It’s a relief,” said Russell. “So much more exciting. I’ve still got two weeks to go.”

  Russell said a prayer before his final attempt on the Memorial Stadium runway.

  “I had to pray to Jesus,” he said.

  Russell finished fifth at state last year with a leap of 44-10 3/4.

  Morrow earned her first trip to state by winning the girls 800-meter dash with a time of 2:20.97. Morrow won by nearly a full second over Paulena Lynch of Ranchview (2:21.82).

  Morrow also finished third in the 400-meter dash with a 59.57. Bre Henderson of Sanger won with a 58.12.

  Hannah Harris of Rains was fifth in the girls 100-meter hurdles at 15.73.

  Rains’ 4x400-meter girls relay team was fifth with a 4:09.79. Argyle won with a 3:58.73.


  Austin Cooper led three Greenville High School competitors with his eighth-place finish on Saturday at the Region II-4A meet in Arlington. Cooper threw the discus 137-7 for the eighth-place finish. Victor Bezak of The Colony won with a 166-8 toss.

  Carandal Hale of Greenville finished ninth in the Region II-4A long jump with a leap of 21-2 3/4.

Kenton Mayberry from Mansfield Legacy won the event with a leap of 23-8 3/4. Mayberry is the son of Ashley Mayberry, who holds the Greenville High School record in the long jump at 24-3 set in 1997.

Savannah Himes of Greenville finished 11th in the girls discus with a best throw of 92-11. Clarc Walker of Frisco Heritage won with a 143-5 toss.


  Royse City’s Ulisses Lopez, who was trying for his third straight trip to state in the 4A boys 800-meter run, wound up ninth at the Region II-4A meet in Arlington with a time of 2:01.69. Jeffery Moore from Newman Smith of Carrollton took the race at 1:53.46.

  The state meet is set for May 9-10 at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

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