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Lady Tigers third, Tigers fourth in District 12-6A track

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By Tony Adams, Sports Editor

The Belton Tigers and Lady Tigers Track and Field teams to the road in search of team track and field titles in Copperas Cove at the District 12-6A last Thursday and Friday in search of an area bid this Friday.

The Tigers finished in fourth place, tied with Shoemaker, with 80 points. Harker Heights won the title with 167 points. Copperas Cove finished second with 106.5 points, Waco Midway was third with 90 points, Killeen finished fifth with 60 points and Ellison finished seventh with 34.5 points.

Here are the top six Tigers’ finishers in individual and relay events:
200-meter dash: Calvin Johnson III (sixth place, 22.38).
400-meter dash: Olajuwon Taylor (fifth place, 51.67).
800-meter run: Soren San Miguel (first place, 2:02.63).
1,600-meter run: Logan Zwerneman (fourth place, 4:41.77) and Matthew Perez (fifth place, 4:42.35).
3,200-meter run: Zwerneman (fourth place, 10:15.96) and Perez (fifth place, 4:42.35).
110-meter hurdles: Will Watson (first place, 14.45, .53 over Christian Jackson of Ellison).
300-meter hurdles: Watson (first place, 39.17, .01 over Warren Abercrombie of Midway) and Kavan Johnson (fifth place, 41.59).
4 x 400-meter relay: Belton relay team of Watson, San Miguel, Taylor and Calvin Johnson III (third place, 3:25.78).
Shot Put: Sam Hussey (third place, 51’-7 ½”) and Tevin Jones (fourth place, 49’-7 ¼”).
Discus: Reagan Francis (fourth place, 139’-8”) and Jones (sixth place, 136’-1”).
Pole Vault: Bryson Coufal (third place, 14’-0”).
In the boys’ freshman division, the Belton boys won the district championship with 73 points, one more than Waco Midway. In the JV division, Belton finished in first place with 145 points, 19 more than Copperas Cove.
The Lady Tigers finished in third place with 76 points. Harker Heights won the meet with 177 points, Shoemaker finished second with 157 points, Midway finished fourth with 62.5 points, Copperas Cove finished fifth with 57 points, Killeen finished
sixth with 52 points and Ellison finished seventh with 38.5 points.
Here are the top six Tigers’ finishers in individual and relay events:
100-meter dash: Destiny Thompkins (fifth place, 12.78).
800-meter run: Carrie Wehmeyer (fifth place, 2:31.16).
1,600-meter run: Brooke Gilmore (first place, 5:35.28, 11.61 over Charlotte Fleming of Harker Heights).
3,200-meter run: Gilmore (first place, 11:40.77, 40.15 over Fleming) and Macy Niemi (sixth place, 12:54.76).
100-meter hurdles: Kaylee Krenek (first place, 14.10, .93 over Teal Williams) and Cameron Renfrow (sixth place, 16.80).
300-meter hurdles: Krenek (first place, 44.31, 1.13 over Jamira Patterson of Shoemaker) and Jamie Brown (fifth place, 48.56).
4 x 100-meter relay: Belton relay team of Thompkins, Crystal Rosales, Jade Smith and McKenna Thompson (sixth place, 50.77).
4 x 400-meter relay: Belton relay team of Krenek, Thompson, Brown and Khallyl Hodges (fourth place, 4:11.75).
Long jump: Renfrow (fifth place, 16’-9 ¼”).
Discus: Bekah Alcozer (third place, 125’-6”).
Pole Vault: Claire Woodson (first place, 11’-9”).
In the girls’ Freshman division, Belton finished in fourth place with 42 points, one point behind Harker Heights. In the girls’ JV division. Belton finished in second place with 119 points, 19 behind Shoemaker.

Some of the freshman events were not run due to bad weather later in the meet on Thursday.