Sulphur Bluff runs its way to district track championship

From Staff Reports

April 7, 2007 - WOLFE CITY - The Sulphur Bluff Bears came away with the District 19-A boys track and field championship on Wednesday, while the girls had two runners qualify in three events for the area meet.

On the girls side, Veronica Gutierrez placed in both distance events with second place finishes in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs and Marissa Vaughn was fourth in the 800-meter run.

The top four finishers in each event qualify for area in Class A.

For the boys, Sulphur Bluff dominated the distance events. Everett Wilder won both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters with times of 5:02 and 11:04, respectively. Teammate Trey Henderson advanced in both races as well, placing second in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters with times of 5:06 and 11:18, respectively.

Merced Rodriguez qualified for area in the 800-meter run with a first place finish in a clocking of 2:17 and was third in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:11 to advance to area.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Cody Austin advanced with a fourth-place finish in a time of 18.96 seconds, while Jacob Stahl was fourth in the 400-meter dash. Zach Hope also advanced with a fourth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles. He was also part of the district championship 4x400-meter relay team along with Ismael Gutierrez, Kyle Keahey and Jacob Stahl.

Below are the results of the District 19-A track meet. Sulphur Bluff runners listed only.

BOYS

3,200-meter run - 1. Everett Wilder, 11:04; 2. Trey Henderson, 11:18; 5. Jeremy Hatfield.

1,600 - 1. Everett Wilder, 5:02; 2. Trey Henderson, 5:06; 3. Merced Rodriguez, 5:11.

800 - 1. Merced Rodriguez, 2:17; 5. Kyle Keahey; 6. Ismael Rodriguez.

110 hurdles - 4. Cody Austin, 18.96; 5. Zach Hope; 6. Royce Naylor.

300 hurdles - 4. Zach Hope; 5. Cody Austin; 6. Royce Naylor.

400 - 4. Jacob Stahl.

Long jump - 6. Ryan Moore.

4 x100 relay - 6. Sulphur Bluff (Ryan Moore, Jacob Stahl, James Reichle, Josh Formoso).

4x200 relay - 6. Sulphur Bluff (Royce Naylor, Ian Zeringue, Facundo Rodriguez, Cody Austin).

4x400 relay - 1. Sulphur Bluff (Ismael Gutierrez, Kyle Keahey, Zach Hope, Jacob Stahl).

GIRLS

3,200 - 2. Veronica Gutierrez.

1,600 - 2. Veronica Gutierrez; 6. Fatima Tellez.

800 - 4. Marissa Vaughn.

100 hurdles - 6. Keri Tubb.

300 hurdles - 6. Keri Tubb.

4100 relay - 6. Sulphur Bluff (Ginger Thompson, Keri Tubb, Brittney Harris, Summer Stailey).

4x200 relay - 6. Sulphur Bluff (Ginger Thompson, Sarah Nelson, Ashley Bryant, Brittney Harris).

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