Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


April 10, 2014

CHS Track & Field: Tigers have strong showing at district meet

Corsicana — They're going to need a bus for that trip to the Class 4A Region II Area Track & Field Meet.

And that's just fine with Corsicana track & field coaches Wayne Braziel and Bubba Wallace, who watched their kids have a big day at the District 16-4A meet in Lindale.

Sha Sha Taylor, Robin Henley, Moesha Tolliver and MaKenzie Lee started running toward the area meet early, winning the district title in the 4x100 relay with a time of 50.16, and they just kept going, finishing second in the 4x200 relay (1:45.93) and second in the 4x400 relay.

The top four in each event advance to the area meet next Thursday in Whitehouse.

Corsicana’s boys qualified in eight individual events and two relays, and the girls team made it to the area meet in all three relays and also in two individual events.

Tolliver, a junior,  qualified in the high jump, where she finished second (5-0), and the long jump, where she was third (15-3).

The boys team scored early and often in Thursday's finals.

Lathan Carter won the high jump and Danair Martin was fourth in the hight jump to make the area meet. They both cleared 6-2, but Carter won the title with the fewest attempts.

LaKeem Christmas, who finished second in the triple jump Wednesday during  the first day of the meet, came back on Thursday and finished fourth in the 400 to advance to the area meet. Jonathan Brown finished third in the 3,200 on Wednesday and came back on Thursday to finish fourth in the 1,600.

Nationally-ranked pole vaulter Noah Gilfillan won the pole vault district title easily with a vault of 15-7 on Wednesday. His career-best is 17-1 and he's cleared 16-6 on different occasions this spring.

Chris Jones took home fourth in the discus (118) and two of the boys relay teams qualified for the area meet next Thursday.

The boys 4x200 relay team of Xavier Bradley, Kaley Washington, Tray Owens and JaMicah Polk finished third (131.37) to advance to the are meet.

And boys 4x400 relay team finished the day by taking home third to advance to the area meet.

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