NH dominates 18-1A track meet
Bobby "Butch" Burney | News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 6, 2004 -- FARMERSVILLE -- William Johnson's competitors at the District 18-1A track and field meet on Monday may have thought if they loaded him down with enough gold they might be able to catch him.

It didn't work.

The North Hopkins senior loaded up on the medals Monday at the District 18-1A track and field meet, winning all three of the sprint races, taking first in the triple jump and placing third in the long jump.

He will be one of six NHHS boys competing in nine events at the area meet, scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, at Rice. The top four finishers in each event qualified for the area meet.

The North Hopkins boys finished third overall at the meet, which was won by Boles. The girls also competed, and their results will be in Wednesday's paper.

Among those joining Johnson at the area meet will be his younger brother, Cory, who finished second in the high jump and third in the triple jump, and a slew of distance runners.

William swept all three sprinting events, taking first in the 100 in a time of 11.34 seconds, the 200 (23.56) and the 400 (54.66). He also won the triple jump with a 39-10 leap, and was third in the long jump with a personal best effort of 19-11 1/2.

Out of a possible 50 points, Johnson scored 46 in his five events.

Cory will be going to area in a pair of events, taking second in the high jump at 5-8 and third in the triple jump (37-1). He also placed fifth in the 200 with a clocking of 25.09.

North Hopkins dominated the distance races, with Jake Mannis, Adam Vitro and Raul Delgado each qualifying for area.

Mannis was runner-up in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:00, and set a personal best of 10:52 in the 3,200 while coming in third. Vitro also advances in both distance events, finishing third in the 1,600 in 5:03 and fourth in the metric two-mile in 11:11. Delgado's fourth-place finish in the 1,600 (5:08) means he will go to area. He came in fifth in the 3,200 (11:42).

Hurdler J.P. Whittle's time of 46.62 was good for third in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.

Zack Horne just missed advancing in the high jump and triple jump, coming in fifth in each event.

The North Hopkins 800-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams both finished sixth. Running on the half-mile squad was Jesus Delgado, Brian Vaughn, Greg Petrea and Tito Fuentes. On the mile relay was Delgado Vaughn, Petrea and Pedro Gonzales.

Jesus Delgado finished fifth in the 800 in a time of 2:22.

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