Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

March 24, 2013

Shelstead breaks school record; Hicks, Pearcy, Douglas earn gold

Mineral Wells Index


LAKE WORTH – Mineral Wells tracksters DaShawn Hicks, Alex Pearcy and Shay Douglas each earned gold medals here on March 15 at the Bullfrog Relays.

Although she finished in second place to earn a silver medal, Lady Rams senior Sydney Shelstead broke a school record in discus with a toss of 129 feet, one inch.

Shelstead’s mark breaks the old school record of 115 feet, 10 inches set by Melba Hernandez in 2006.

Hicks won his second straight 100-meter dash, this time coming in with a winning time of 10.55, while Pearcy came in with a gold-medal time of 5:41.2 in the 1,600-meter run. Pearcy also earned a silver medal in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:32.7.

Also earning two medals for the Lady Rams was Taylor Parkhill. Parkhill placed second for a silver medal in pole vault (nine feet, six inches) and finished third for a bronze medal in the 100-meter hurdles (16.74).

And for the second time this season, Douglas won shot put, this time with a throw of 34 feet, four inches.

The Lady Rams finished fourth at the meet with 60 points.

At the girls’ junior varsity meet, Kera Harrison won a silver medal in shot put (32 feet) and earned a bronze in discus (63 feet, eight inches).