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May 12, 2014

Local athletes earn medals at state


AUSTIN — Just making it to state in track field in Texas is a really big deal.

  These athletes have to finish in the top four at their respective district meets, the top four at area and then the top two at regional, or earn a wild-card spot, to advance to the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships on May 9-10 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

  Twelve athletes from the local area advanced to state. Three of them won silver medals with second-place finishes, including Hailey Nelson of Farmersville in the 2A girls high jump (5-5), Kenya Smith from Wolfe City in the Class A Division I high jump (5-4) and J’Kaylee Clark from Farmersville in the 2A girls 400-meter dash (57.27). Smith was also sixth in the long jump at 16-9 3/4.

  Two more athletes captured bronze medals with third-place finishes. Chloe Wall from Farmersville was third in the 2A girls pole vault (11-6) and Commerce’s D’Lance Sharp finished third in the 2A boys 400-meter run (48.62).

  Blind pole vaulter Charlotte Brown earned a big ovation from the crowd while tying for fourth in the 3A girls pole vault, clearing 11-0.

  Community freshman Keely Morrow was also fourth in the 3A girls 800-meter run at 2:22.15 with a late charge.

  Brittyn Rushing of Leonard was fifth in the 2A girls long jump (17-1/4).

  Trevor Hemphill from Lone Oak was sixth in the 2A boys 800-meter run (1:59.96).

  Rains’ Grant Russell, in his second straight trip to state, wound up seventh in the 3A boys triple jump (44-2 1/2).

  Lone Oak’s Hanah Nichol, in her third trip to state, finished ninth in the 2A girls 3200-meter run (13:13.38).

  Karlee Young from Farmersville was ninth in the 2A girls triple jump (34-7 3/4).

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