By CLINT FOSTER
SPRINGTOWN – The Mineral Wells Rams and Lady Rams track teams came away from the Pojo Relays over the weekend in Springtown, with a strong showing as the varsity girls grabbed third place with 81 points and the varsity boys, fourth place with 73 points.
Three separate girls earned first-place finishes in four different events to help will the Lady Rams to a bronze.
Karessa Fowler blew past her competition in the 3200 meters with a time of 12:29.93, while Raeann Rivera took the cake in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.20 seconds.
But the Lady Ram of the day was Alex Pearcy, who captured victories in the 800 meters and 1600 meters. In the 800, Pearcy posted a 2:29.20 mark to beat teammate Yesenia Martinez, who finished fourth in 2:38.20.
Then, in the 1600, Pearcy bested two teammates with her 5:40.74 time. Fowler finished second in that event with a time of 5:45.02, while Martinez came in sixth in 5:57.25.
Pearcy and Rivera were also on the 1600-meter relay team with Kylie Burke and Katlyn Rivera that finished third with a time of 4:20.70.
The JV girls saw one first-place finish, as Jessica Isenberg crossed the finish line of the 1600 meters in 6:14.86. She was also on the fourth-place 1600-meter relay team with Kaylee Curtin, Peyton Malone and Erin McGuire that posted a 4:55.21 mark.
Meanwhile, the varsity boys only registered one first-place finish, as junior Rascellis Williams continued his dominance in the high jump with a new personal record 6-foot-7 leap. He beat out fellow junior Biren Clardy by 5 inches, as Clardy elevated for a 6-foot-2 jump.
Williams competed in three other events in Springtown. He finished fourth in the 400-meter relay with Roy Edla, Zechariah Stanton and Omery Trevino with a time of 45.29 and sixth in the 1600-meter relay with the same group in 3:44.02.
Williams also came in fourth in the 300-meter Hurldes in 42.64, behind third-place Juvaree Sutton, who posted a 41.55 time.