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Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s junior varsity track teams competed recently at their season-ending district meet in Big Spring.
The JV boys scored 138 points for a third-place fin-ish. Michael Green was the top overall athlete with 30 points. Michael Lawrence was the third best with 24 points and Brandon Gutier-rez and Jacoby Hunt (16 points) tied for ninth place.
Green was first in the 200 dash (23.40), second in the high jump (5-6) and fifth in the long jump (17-7 1/4), and ran on two first-place relays along with Lawrence, Max Gomez and Hunt. The 400 relay had a winning time of 45.37 and the 800 relay won in 1:35.68. Gomez and Lawrence, along with Colby Greenwood and Hunter Mobley, also ran on the 1600 relay (3:43.53) that placed second.
Also placing in JV boys events were Lawrence, who was first in the long jump (19-3 1/2); Gutierrez, who was second in both the 1600 (5:22.02) and 3200 (12:05.48); Hunt, third in the long jump (18-9 1/2); Keegan Von Atzigen, second in the 800 (2:18.83); Kaegan Jeffrey, second in the discus (120-9 1/2); Zach Garcia, who was third in the discus (113-6); Mobley, fifth in the 100 dash (11.91) and the 400 dash (56.91); Gomez, sixth in the triple jump (35-4 1/4); Cory Mendez, sixth in the shot (36-5 1/2); and Greenwood, who was fifth in the 300 hurdles (45.96).
Only Big Spring, which had 178 points, and Wylie (148 points) finished ahead of Sweetwater in the final team standings. However, Green beat out Big Springâ€™s Chase Williams â€” who had 27 points â€” in the individual point competition.
Green also had the fastest qualifying time in the 200 dash (23.74). Mobley had qualifying times in the 100 and 400 of 12.18 and 58.34, respectively. Greenwood qualified in the 110 and 300 hurdles in 18.40 and 50.29, respectively.
The JV girls scored 32 points for a fourth-place finish. Kaitlyn Foster had 18 points for Sweetwater to tie for ninth place in the individual competition. She was first in the discus (86-7) and second in the shot put (27-2 1/2). Amber Smith was second in the triple jump (29-7); Gabby Fuentes was fourth in the 100 dash (14.40) and sixth in the 200; and Sonya San-chez was fifth in the 1600 (6:44.52). Wylie, Monahans and Snyder finished 1-2-3 in the team standings.