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April 19, 2013

Fifteen to Lubbock

MWHS qualifies 15 athletes in 25 events to Class 3A, Region I track meet


SPRINGTOWN – Fifteen Mineral Wells High School athletes advanced to the regional track meet after Wednesday’s area track meet at Porcupine Stadium.

Each athlete had to finish in the top four of their respective events to qualify for the regional meet – the final hurdle to qualify for the state meet.

The meet was a dual between districts 6-3A and 5-3A with the top four finishers in each event advancing to the Region I meet in Lubbock later this month.

Mineral Wells won five events and advanced the Rams’ sprint relay team of Roy Edla, Juvaree Sutton, Kyle West and DaShawn Hicks to regional after the quartet placed third with a time of 43.69.

Hicks continued his undefeated streak in the 100-meter dash, running a 10.28, his fastest time of the year. He also won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.66.

“I got out good in the 100,” Hicks said. “I had a decent start in the 200, but I knew I had the race after the curve.

“I think I could have done better in the 200, but overall I liked both of my times.”

Another school record was broken at the area meet. Senior Sydney Shelstead won girls’ discus with a school-record mark of 136 feet, eight-and-a-half inches. Shelstead also advanced to the regional meet with a fourth-place finish in shot put.

Shay Douglas placed second in girls’ shot put, and Jacoby Prestwood advanced to the regional meet with a third-place finish in boys’ shot put.

Also in field events, Rascellis Williams won boys’ high jump, and Sutton earned a gold medal in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles.

Also, Alex Pearcy won the girls’ 1,600-meter run, and Karessa Fowler earned a trip to the regional meet with second-place finishes in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs.

Pearcy led from start to finish in the 1,600.

“My plan was to get away from the pack and jump out to a fast start,” she said. “I do not like getting stuck in a pack of runners at the beginning of a race.

“I got out in front after the first 100 meters and just ran my race.

Fowler was excited to make regionals in two long-distance races.

“I was pleased with the way I ran my races,” she said. “It is cool that Alex and I finished 1-2 in the mile.

“I am excited about qualifying for regionals in two races.”

“Our distance runners really work hard,” MWHS head track coach Jackie Harvey said. “I am not surprised at all that Alex won the 1,600 and Karessa is advancing in two races.”

Harvey was also pleased overall at the amount of athletes MWHS qualified for the regional meet.

“I am happy for the kids, and the one’s who I expected to get to the regional meet did so,” he said. “This is a new meet, and you have to run your best to get out (to regionals).

“I thought Rascellis and Biren (Clardy) did well in high jump (Clardy finished second), and Sydney had a great throw in discus to break a school record.

“Jacoby also threw well with personal bests in shot put and discus. I also thought Juvaree had a strong meet.”

“Hicks ran very well, and we expected that, and all of the kids have put in a lot of hard work this year and it has paid off.”

Also faring well for the Lady Rams was senior Taylor Parkhill, who advanced to the regional meet with second-place finishes in pole vault and the 300-meter hurdles and a third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles.

“I am not surprised Taylor got out in three events,” Harvey said. “She ran two good hurdles races and did a good job in pole vault.”

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