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April 15, 2014

It keeps you runnin'

Rams, Lady Rams finish top three at district meet, send 26 to area meet

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Also advancing to the area meet are Kera Harrison in the shot put – third place, 32-foot-7.5 – Makayla Nance in the discus – second place, 111-foot-6 – and the Lady Rams' 4x100 and 4x200-meter relay teams.

In the 4x100, Burke, Aeris Carter-Smith, Talley Goldston and Brooklyn Lovern came in fourth with 54.01. Carter-Smith, Goldston and Lovern combined again with Peyton Malone to finish fourth in the 4x200 in 1:56.04.

On the boys' side, the Rams finished third with 124 total points and plenty of story lines. 

The Rams' lone first-place finisher was Kelly Williams, who won the triple jump with a distance of 41-foot-2.5 to dethrone Mineral Wells' usual triple jump aficionado, Biren Clardy. Clardy was third in that event, with a 39-foot-3 jump.

In his return to the track after an injury suffered during basketball season, Dashawn Hicks captured second in the 100-meter dash in just 10.91 seconds to advance to the area meet. 

Another of Mineral Wells' thinclad staples dealing with nagging injuries, Rascellis Williams, competed in his bread-and-butter event: the high jump. Despite usually finishing head and shoulders above the competition, literally, Williams was second at district with a six-foot leap. 

Clardy, who essentially tied Williams' 6-foot jump, was placed fourth and Kelly Williams came in fifth with an elevation of 5-foot-6.

Clardy also qualified for district in the long jump, finishing second with a 21-foot-1.75 leap. Kelly Williams finished sixth in that event with a 19-foot-4.75 jump.

The Rams saw all three of their relay teams qualify for the area round with two fourth-place finishes and one third-place finish.

The team of Roy Edla, Zechariah Stanton, Omery Trevino and Jordan Duckett posted both fourth-place finishes in the 4x100-meter relay with 45.22 and the 4x200-meter relay with 1:33.94.

Stanton and Trevino joined Elijah Jefferson and Juvaree Sutton on the 4x400-meter relay team to finish third in 3:36.39.

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