Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

May 1, 2013

Gordon to send three boys’ relay teams to state meet; other area athletes also qualify


Mineral Wells Index

— STAFF REPORTS

Gordon, Strawn and Millsap will each send at least one competitor to their respective state track meets after qualifying at regional meets this past weekend.

Gordon’s boys won its regional meet on the strength of its relay teams. All three relay teams qualified for the state meet, with the sprint relay team of Michael Cherry, Jake Wiginton, Emory Allen and Coletyn King finishing in first place and the 1,600-meter relay team of Garrett Collins, Christopher Lynn, Xavier Castenada and Caleb Johnston also earning gold medals.

The Longhorns’ 800-meter relay team of Allen, Wiginton, King and Pedro Lopez placed second.

Strawn went 1-2 in boys’ pole vault as Owen Allison and Tyler Bayes each qualified for the state meet, and Millsap distance runner Haley Younger placed third in the girls’ 800-meter run, but her time was the best third-place time in the state earning her a trip to  the state meet in Austin, which will be held May 10-11 at the University of Texas.