Blackwell track girls claim 11-1A championship

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

BLACKWELL — The Blackwell High School girls track team has won at all five of its meets this year and it was no different Tuesday as the Lady Hornets won their District 11-1A meet with 171 points in all.
Water Valley (130) was the only school in double figures besides Blackwell.
The next title could come when several Lady Hornets compete April 16 at the area meet held in Sterling City.
On Tuesday, Blackwell’s Kiley Cummings (3) and Darian Kenney (2) won multiple individual events but weren’t the only girls winners as Blackwell won seven individual events and one relay.
Cummings accumulated 43 points, winning the 400 dash (1:02.07), long jump (15-6 1/4) and triple jump (35-6 3/4) and anchoring the first-place 1600 relay to a win in 4 minutes, 23.29 seconds. Kenney’s two wins were in the 100 hurdles (16.83) and the high jump (5-0). Blackwell’s Vickie Davis won the 800 (2:31.55) and Jordan Jones won the pole vault (8-6) while Davis, Cirstyn Gober and Madison Solis were the other runners on the first-place 1600 relay.
Cummings was also second in the 200 dash in 27.60. Gober was second in the 300 hurdles (53.93) and ran on the second-place 800 relay (1:56.22) along with Solis, Davis and Carli Powers. Kenney was on the second-place 400 relay (54.97) with Jones, Solis and Powers and also placed third in 300 hurdles (56.56) and triple jump (32-0).
Blackwell’s Caitlin Lange is going to the area meet in three events with a third-place showing in the 100 hurdles (18.48) and fourth place finish in the 300 hurdles (57.49) and long jump (14-1 1/2), while Jones was fourth in the 100 (14.25).
After Water Valley, it was a 47-point drop to Veribest which was third with 83 points and Irion County was fourth (70) followed by Sterling City (63), Robert Lee (48) and Bronte (38).
Blackwell had 63 points in the boys division for a fourth-place finish and had two individual winners.
Devan Clower was a winner in the 800 run with a time of 2:11.43, while Peyton Hinckley won the high jump (6-0). The other individual qualifiers will be Junior Guia, second in the shot put (40-7) and fourth in the discus (107-8) and Joel Guia, fourth in the shot put (39-1 3/4).
Also qualifying for the Blackwell boys are its 800 relay made up of Cameron Coldiron, Carson Sorrells, Nathaniel Shipman and Hinckley which was third in 1:43.14; and the Hornets’ 400 relay made up of Clower, Shipman, Coldiron and Sorrells which placed fourth (48.64).