By CLINT FOSTER
The Mineral Wells track and field teams have been in action in two meets so far this month, posting great results in the first and performing strongly in the second before it was cut short by inclement weather.
First came the Bluebonnet Relays in Brownwood, March 7-8, during which the varsity girls netted a fifth-place team finish with 42 points and the varsity boys came away with third place and 113 points.
For the Lady Rams, Alex Pearcy was the golden girl, finishing first in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:39.36. She also finished second in the 800 meters at 2:27.86 and helped her teammates Kylie Burke, Raeann Rivera and Katlyn Rivera to a fourth-place finish in the 1600-meter relay in 4:24.12.
Meanwhile, the boys garnered four first-place finishes from three different athletes, all of whom are staples on the Mineral Wells basketball team. Junior Juvaree Sutton led the way, finishing first in the 110-meter Hurdles in 15.52 and the 300-meter Hurdles in 41.11.
Rascellis Williams continued his dominance in the high jump, earning first with a 6-foot-4 leap. He finished third behind Sutton in the 300-meter Hurdles, with a time of 42.94 and joined Sutton, Omery Trevino and Elijah Jefferson on a third-place 1600-meter Relay team that posted a 3:41.06 mark.
Williams and Trevino also ran the 400-meter Relay with Roy Edla and Zechariah Stanton in 45.15 for third place.
Junior Biren Clardy was the final Ram to net first place in an event when he owned the long jump with a distance of 20-foot-8. Bounding Biren also nabbed a silver finish in the triple jump with 41-foot-8 and finished just two inches under Williams with a 6-foot-2, second-place high jump.
Second, and most recently, were the Possum Kingdom Relays in Graham on March 15. The varsity boys completed seven events and the varsity girls, five, before lightning and rain ended the meet prematurely.