North Hopkins finishes fourth in district tune-up
From Staff Reports

April 2, 2004 -- ALBA -- The North Hopkins Lady Panthers, the only 1A team at the meet, finished fourth Thursday at the Alba-Golden Relays in a tune-up for the district meet on Monday.

The Lady Panthers are are likely favored to win the District 18-1A meet, set for Monday in Farmersville. The boys and girls meet will include Cumby, Boles, Fruitvale, Yantis, Life Charter, Campbell and Faith Family.

It is slated to begin with the 3,200-meter run at 9:30 a.m., followed by the running prelims at 10 a.m. Field events will get underway at noon, with the running finals to start at 2 p.m.

At the Alba-Golden meet, the several girls had their season-best performances as NH scored 102 points. Caddo Mills won the meet with 124, followed by A-G and Grand Saline with 118 apiece.

Kate Hollenshead won the 800-meter run in a season-best time of 2:31:07, and she also ran the anchor leg on the 1,600-meter relay, which was clocked in 4:21.90, their best time of the year. Also running was Sara Weir, Hope Harber and Mary Casey.

Casey won the 1,600-meter run in 5:28.82, followed in second by Sabra Thomas, who ran a personal record of 5:38.10. In other track events, Chancey Harber was third in the 100 in 13:53, older sister Hope Harber came in fourth in the 400 in 1:06.33, and Chancey Harber and Sara Weir finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles in times of 54.49 and 54.84.

In the field events, Hope Harber placed second in the discus with a season-best throw of 94-6, and she was sixth with a high jump of 4-4. Weir placed third in the long jump at 14-8 1/2 and Chancey Harber was fourth in 14-3 1/2. Weir was also sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 28-7 1/2.

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