By Tony Adams, Sports Editor
The Belton Tigers and Lady Tigers Track and Field Teams hosted the 2016 Big Red Relays at Tiger Field on Saturday.
With beautiful weather for a late-February Saturday, the temperatures started off in the high 40’s and were in the low 70’s by the time the bulk of the running events started.
The varsity boy’s finished fourth at the meet with 67 points. Temple won the meet with 106 points, followed by Harker Heights (90) and Copperas Cove (76.5).
Will Watson captured two first-place finishes, sweeping the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles. The 4 X 800 Relay team of Isaac Rodriguez, Christian Loyola, Bailey Fanning and Soren San Miguel took first place by an eight-second margin over Georgetown. Davion Peoples placed first in the high jump with a leap of 6’-3”.
Here are the top six Belton varsity finishes:
400-meter dash: Issac Rodriguez, fifth place, 51.63.
110-meter hurdles: Will Watson, first place, 14.32.
300-meter hurdles: Will Watson, first place, 38.17.
4 X 400-meter relay: team of Isaac Rodriguez, Will Watson, Soren San Miguel and Davion Peoples, third place, 3:26.38.
4 X 800-meter relay; team of Isaac Rodriguez, Christian Loyola, Bailey Fanning and Soren San Miguel, first place, 8:21.12.
High Jump: Davion Peoples, first place, 6’-3”, Garrison Vaughn and Christian Pedigo, tied for fifth place, 5’-10”.
The varsity girl’s finished fourth with a score of 87 points. Harker Heights (136 points) won the meet, followed by Round Rock Stony Point (112) and Round Rock (86).
Brooke Gilmore won the 1,600-meter run, edging out Round Rock’s Ashley Driscoll. Driscoll edged out Gilmore and Olivia Houlden in the 3,200-meter run. Claire Woodson won the Pole Vault event with a height cleared of 11’-0”, two feet better than Round Rock’s Danielle Urban.
Here are the top six Belton varsity finishes:
1,600-meter run: Brooke Gilmore, first place, 5:12.53.
3,200-meter run: Brooke Gilmore, second place, 11:23.61 and Olivia Houlden, third place, 11:45.40.
100-meter hurdles: Courtney Altenburg, fourth place, 16.78.
300-meter hurdles: Mickayla Johnson, fourth place, 49.69 and Sela Anderson, fifth place, 49.74.
4 X 200-meter relay: team of Katie Bain, Brea Lewis, Mickayla Johnson and Destiny Thompkins, sixth place, 1:48.28.
4 X 800-meter relay: team of Yailene Caraballo, Dacia Rodriguez, Ashlan Dunaway and Alissa Johnson, fifth place, 10:25.62.
Long Jump: Courtney Altenburg, fifth place, 16’-0” and Destiny Thompkins, sixth place, 15’-11 1/2”.
Shot Put: Delaney Pressley, third place, 34’-11 ½”.
Discus: Delaney Pressley, fifth place, 97’-9”.
Triple Jump: Courtney Altenburg, fifth place, 34’-0 ¼”.
High Jump: Abbey Morgan, tied for third place, 4’-10”.
Pole Vault: Claire Woodson, first place, 11’-0”.
Belton boy’s junior varsity team took third place with a total of 68 points. Killeen Ellison’s JV (99) won the meet and Copperas Cove finished second with 91 points.
Logan Hall took second in the 110-meter hurdles, Mitchell Dunahoo took second in the 300-meter hurdles and Zane Thompson took second in the 3,200-meter run as the highest JV finishes. Ben Hetzel, Dawson Moore, Braden Shaffer and Marshall Fish combined for a second-place finish in the 4 X 400 relay.
Here are the top six Belton boy’s junior varsity finishes:
100-meter dash: Chandler Vela, fifth place, 12.07.
400-meter dash: Jose Perez, tied for fourth place, 54.72.
800-meter run: Douglas Franks, fifth place, 2:11.61.
1,600-meter run: Spencer Liles, fifth place, 4:57.58.
3,200-meter run: Zane Thompson, second place, 10:45.64 and Spencer Liles, sixth place, 4:57.58.
110-meter hurdles: Logan Hall, second place, 16.48.
300-meter hurdles: Mitchell Dunahoo, second place, 43.73 and Braden Shaffer, third place, 44.87.
4 X 100-meter relay: team of Martin Stafford, Kyle O’Banon, Braden Shaffer and Chandler Vela, fifth place, 45.37.
4 X 400-meter relay: team of Ben Hetzel, Dawson Moore, Braden Shaffer and Marshall Fish, second place, 3:39.55.
Long Jump: T.J. Gift, third place, 18’-10”.
Triple Jump: T.J. Gift, fourth place, 39’-2”.
High Jump: Riley Brown, third place, 5’-8”.
Pole Vault: Nick Velasquez, fourth place, 10’-6”.
Belton girl’s junior varsity team placed fifth in the meet with a total of 72 points. Round Rock McNeil (95.5) won the meet. Killeen Ellison (85) finished second, followed by Round Rock Stony Point (81.5) and Harker Heights (77).
Jamie Janczak won the Long Jump, placed third in the High Jump and finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles. Trinity White finished second in both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs and Ashlie Hintermeister finished second in the 100-meter hurdles.
Here are the top sixth Belton girl’s junior varsity finishes:
200-meter dash: Erika Garcia, sixth place, 28.00.
1,600-meter run: Trinity White, second place, 5:38.59, Lexy Jernigan, third place, 5:54.64 and Jordyn Frisch, fifth place, 5:58.23.
3,200-meter run: Trinity White, second place, 12:46.07, Lexy Jernigan, third place, 12:58.71 and Jordyn Frisch, fourth place, 13:02.03.
100-meter hurdles: Ashlie Hintermeister, second place, 17.21 and Jamie Janczak, sixth place, 17.44.
300-meter hurdles: Anastasia Pflaum, fourth place, 51.67.
4 X 200-meter relay: team of Allison Moger, Anastasia Pflaum, Bri Morin and Erika Garcia, fourth place, 1:53.51.
Long Jump: Jamie Janczak, first place, 15’-7 ¼”.
High Jump: Jamie Janczak, third place, 4’-11”.
Belton will travel to Temple to participate in the Wildcat Relays on Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.