Mineral Wells Index
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.
One JV Ram also earned gold, as Jorey Plyler completed the 110-meter hurdles in 17.46 seconds. Plyler also finished second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.07.
Mineral Wells athletes posted the following additional finishes:
• 400-meter relay: sixth – Aeris Carter-Smith, Kylie Burke, Tally Goldston and Brooklyn Lovern – 53.72.
• 800-meter relay: fifth – Aeris Carter-Smith, Brooklyn Lovern, Valerie Lord and Tally Goldston – 1:58.07.
• 300-meter hurdles: third – Raeann Rivera – 50.37.
• Shot put: fourth – Kera Harrison – 31-foot-10.
• 400-meter relay: fifth – Stormie Mayo, Ty’shannon Turner-Suiters, Kaylee Curtin and Krista Burns – 56.87.
• 100 meters: fifth – Stormie Mayo – 14.39.
• 800-meter relay: fourth – Stormie Mayo, Ty’ Shannon Turner-Suiters, Peyton Malone and Krista Burns – 2:00.17.
• 200 meters: sixth – Peyton Malone – 30.01.
• High jump: fifth – Ty’Shannon Turner-Suiters – 4-foot-4.
• Long jump: third – Ty’Shannon Turner-Suiters – 15-foot-1.
• Pole Vault: second – Stormie Mayo – 7 feet.
• Shot put: third – Alexandria Blissitte – 28-foot-1.5.
• Triple jump: second – Ty’Shannon Turner-Suiters – 32-foot-0.25.
• 3200 meters: fifth – Preston Brooks – 11:15.25.
• 110-meter hurdles: fourth – Juvaree Sutton – 16.03.
• 100 meters: fourth – Roy Edla – 11.64.
• 200 meters: sixth – Omery Trevino – 23.5.
• 1600 meters: fifth – Preston Brooks – 4:58.87.
• Long jump: third – Biren Clardy – 21-foot-2.5.
• Pole Vault: second – Jared Lord – 13-foot-6.
• Triple jump: second – Biren Clardy – 41-foot-6.25.
• 800 meters: fourth – Sergio Velasquez – 2:17.67.
• 800-meter relay: fourth – Cameron Weiss, Jordan Duckett, Patrick Carraway and Trent Guinn – 1:39.99.
• 200 meters: second – Jordan Duckett – 24.35.
• 1600 meters: fifth – Javier Lopez – 5:16.52.
• High jump: fifth – Trent Guinn – 5-foot-4.
Up next, Mineral Wells' JV and varsity will be in action at the Boyd Relays, Thursday, before the varsity heads to Austin for the Texas Relays, Friday and Saturday.