Wildcats tune up for district with best times of season
From Staff Reports

April 5, 2004 -- WHITEHOUSE -- The Sulphur Springs Wildcats tuned up for the district meet with some of their best performances of the season Friday at the Wildcat Relays.

Led by winning performances by sprinter Keelan Green, jumper Jonathan Lindley and their sprint relay, the Wildcats finished second in the team standings.

Individually, at least nine season-best performances were recorded by the Cats.

In winning the 200 meters, Green clocked his best time of the season in 21.89 seconds. He also ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay team, which ran a 42.54. Running on the relay was John Hall, Jermaine Wright, who was recently moved up from JV because of injuries, and Jonathan Lindley, who was participating in just his second meet of the year since pulling a muscle in the season opener.

Green, Hall and Wright teamed with Ivan Beard on the 4x200 relay, which placed second behind Carthage in a season-best time of 1:30.50.

Lindley also won the triple jump with a leap of 43-10, while teammate Rolaundo Wright placed fourth with a 42-6 effort.

Freshman Graham Northcutt cut his time in the 800-meter run to 2:06.45, his best time of the year, and placed fifth. Also placing fifth in the pole vault was Zack Wilhite, whose 12-0 effort was his career high.

In the shot put, Jordan Jones went over 50-feet for the first time this season with a 50-2 mark, good enough for fourth place. Teammate Clint Payne threw his best mark of 48-1 to place sixth.

The 4x400 relay of Zack Reeves, Beard, Rolaundo Wright and Tory Matthies came in fifth in a season-best time of 3:38.20.

Hurdler/jumper Kendall Wright and sprinter Trey Hall were both held out of the meet with injuries so they might be healthy for the district meet next week.

The Wildcats will compete in the District 11-4A track meet April 14-15 at Greenville, with the top two finishers in each event qualifying for the regional meet.

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