PECOS — Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes on Thursday at the 3-3A/4-3A area meet for Sweetwater.
The boys qualified in six events at the area meet, including a pair of relays.
Pacing the Mustangs’ effort was Johnathan Browning, who was a winner in the long jump (20-11 1/2) while also qualifying for regional competition in three other events.
Browning was fourth in the 100 dash (11.46) and ran on both of Sweetwater’s qualifying relay quartets that each placed second. The 400 and 800 relays were timed in 43.58 and 1:31.89, respectively. De’andre Gat-son, Isaiah McGee and Mar-quees Jenkins also ran on the relays. Wylie won with times of 42.99 and 1:30.97, respectively.
In the long jump, Brow-ning edged out McGee. who also qualified with a second-place leap of 20-11.
The other regional boys qualifiers on Thursday for Sweetwater were Gatson, third in the triple jump (41-3 1/2); and Deshaun Williams, who high jumped 5-10 to also place third.
The Region I-3A meet will be April 25-26 at Texas Tech University. The two girls regional qualifiers for Sweetwater will be Ziggy Collins, who placed second in the discus (109-2); and Cierra Knox, who placed fourth in the shot (34-1).
Also for the boys, McGee was fifth in the 200 (22.75) and Mark Lawrence was fifth in the 800 (2:05.58), while for the girls, Micken-zie Brownlow was fifth in the 400 dash (1:05).