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Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity boys track team scored 145 points at last weekâ€™s district meet to finish just two points out of first place. Individual winners were Deshaun Williams in the long jump, Marquees Jenkins in the 200, Mark Lawrence in the 800, Max Nemir in the 300 hurdles and Kaegan Jeffrey in the discus. Lawrence, Nemir, Jenkins and Max Gomez ran on the first-place 400 relay and Williams, Jenkins, Gomez and Austin Kamer on the 800 relay, while Jenkins, Gomez, Williams and Nemir were on the 400 relay that placed second.
Sweetwater High School will be sending several athletes to Pecos this Friday for the area track meet, with the top four in each event advancing to the regional meet in Lubbock.
Sweetwater senior Nick Nemir will be in four events â€” the long jump, 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and the 400-meter relay.
Nemir was third in the first three events at the district meet and the relay he ran on placed fourth. A story in last Fridayâ€™s paper incorrectly said that Nemir placed fifth in the long jump and would not advance to the area meet in that event.
Greg Aiken of Sweetwater takes a lead off first base after his fourth-inning single Friday against Big Spring. Aikenâ€™s hit started a five-run inning that rallied the Mustangs from a 3-1 deficit to an 8-4 win which kept Sweetwater tied for first place in District 4-3A with Wylie. The Mustangs will play at Monahans on Tuesday.
It took 15 years before Sweetwaterâ€™s softball program finally got back into the playoffs in 2012.
On Friday, the Lady Mus-tangs claimed their second straight postseason berth with a 6-5 win over Big Spring in a game players on both teams may remember 15 years from now.
Sweetwater jumped out to a 4-0 lead after four innings, only to see the visiting Lady Steers battle back and tie it 5-5 by scoring twice in the top of the seventh.
The Sweetwater baseball team is so close to its first playoff berth in nine years that the Mustang players can taste it. But despite a come-from-behind 8-4 win here Friday over Big Spring, they will have to wait at least four more days to celebrate their accomplishment.
However, Sweetwater (6-1 district, 14-11 overall) is still tied with Wylie for first place with three games left, and this Saturdayâ€™s game in Sweetwater between the two teams could decide the eventual 4-3A champion.
Here are the Sweetwater High School athletes who qualified to compete in the area track meet this Friday, April 19 in Pecos:
Jonathan Browning â€” 400-meter relay
Deandre Gatson â€” triple jump
Kaleb Hoover â€” 400-meter run
Jay Lomas â€” 400-meter relay
Isaiah McGee â€” 200-meter run, 400-meter relay
Nick Nemir â€” 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, long jump, 400-meter relay
Mickenzie Brownlow â€” 1600 relay
Kayla Chowning â€” high jump
Zanesha Collins â€” discus
Kelsi Crosson â€” 800 relay, triple jump
Kendra Crosson â€” 800 relay, 1600 relay
Abby Garcia â€” 800 relay
Sweetwater Middle School had a number of its athletes competing at the season-ending district track meet April 6 in Big Spring. Results follow:
8TH GRADE BOYS
Team point total
and place unavailable
2400 â€” Michael Garcia 4th (9:01.78)
400 relay â€” 5th (48.88 â€” Gabriel Salazar, Hunter Mobley, Matthew Figueroa, Jacoby Hunt)
100 â€” Hunt 5th (12.39)
800 relay â€” 5th (1:44.59 â€” Salazar, Hunt, Figueroa, Mobley)
400 â€” Mobley 3rd (58.13)
1600 â€” Garcia 6th (5:49.40)
1600 relay â€” 6th (4:22.47 â€” Daniel Mendoza, Thomas Browning, Tyler Rea, Junior Lawhon)
Shot put â€” Hunt 5th (36-3 1/2)
Roscoe hosted the District 13-1A track meet on Thursday that also included Highland. Both schools advanced several athletes to the area meet this week.
Individual results are listed for Roscoe, Highland athletes only
* Area qualifier
Team totals â€” 1. Ira 161; 2. Highland 148; 3. Roscoe 137; 4. Westbrook 110; 5. Hermleigh 21; 6. Loraine 18.
100 â€” 6. Sydny Helbert, Highland, 14.75; 7. Schyler Kimbrell, Highland, 14.78.
200 â€” 1. *Sabrina Romero, Highland, 28.76; 5. Schyler Kimbrell, Highland 30.94; 7. Sydny Helbert, Highland, 31.17.
MONDAY, APRIL 15
Sweetwater JV will host Monahans, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Monahans at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Blackwell will host area meet (Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe qualifiers will be at this meet).
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Sweetwater qualifiers will be competing at area meet in Pecos.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Sweetwater JV will host Abilene Wylie, 1 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
Since it began fielding UIL teams in both baseball and softball in 1996, Sweet-water High School has never qualified both for the play-offs in the same year.
The 17-year wait could be almost over.
The Mustang baseball team is tied with Wylie for first place in District 4-3A with a 5-1 record with four games remaining, and the Lady Mustang softball team trails only first-place Snyder and is 5-2 with just three games to play.