Highland sending 10 to II-1A meet

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

HAMLIN — A total of 10 Highland track athletes will advance to the Region II-1A meet after top-four finishes Monday at the District 13-1A/14-1A area meet.
Nine boys and one girl advanced to the regional meet scheduled April 26-27 at Angelo State University.
Highland’s boys finished with 101 points at the area meet held at Hamlin High School to trail only Hamlin (140 points) and Ira (134) in the final team standings.
Individual qualifiers for Highland were Quay Lloyd, first in the pole vault (11-0) and fourth in the 110 hur-dles (18.67); Sam Spaulding, first in the triple jump (38-4 3/4); Hayden Adams, second in the 110 hurdles (18.06); Crae Chapman, third in both the 110 hurdles (18.35) and 300 hurdles (45.99); Richard Fomby, second in the high jump (5-6); Jacob Hamilton, third in the triple jump (37-6); Ruger Duniven, who tied for third in the pole vault (8-0) and was fourth in the high jump (5-4); Dakota Bowen, fourth in the long jump (17-10 1/2); and Dylan Jeffrey, fourth in the discus (126-4).
Highland qualified two of its relays as well. The 800 relay of Hamilton, Spaulding, Bowen and Duniven and the 1600 relay of Hamilton, Spaulding, Duniven and Chapman both placed fourth with times of 1:40.78 and 3:49.35, respectively.
The lone qualifier for the Highland girls, Zoe Cornett, was third in the 800 with a time of 2:38.88. She was also fifth in the 400 with a time of 1:08.64.
Other girls who placed for Highland were Maggie Bowen, who was sixth in the mile (7:07.11) and fifth in the 3200 (15:30.41); Colby Robinson, who was sixth in three events, the 100 hurdles (19.77), 300 hurdles (1:03.09) and triple jump (28-2 1/2); and London Garrett, fifth in the triple jump (29-0). Highland boys who placed were Eli Sauer, sixth in the 100 dash (12.10); Hamilton, fifth in the 400 (55.31); Dalton McGlothlin, sixth in the pole vault (8-0); Ethan Peacock, fifth in the shot put (38-2); and the 400 relay of Spaulding, Sauer, Bowen and Duniven, which was fifth (48.69).
Hamlin also won the girls division with 128 points, 38 more than Aspermont.