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Wildcat track gets in last meet before suspension

 

March 18, 2020



CLOVIS — Last Thursday, Clovis High’s track and field team snuck in one last meet just as the sports world was about to go dark because of COVID-19.

The Clovis boys captured first place in the Plainview Bulldog Relays at Greg Sherwood Memorial Bulldog Stadium in Plainview, Texas, by earning 230 points, 30 up on second-place Canyon. Host Plainview was third with 53 points.

The Lady Wildcats took second place in their competition, earning 159 points. The host Plainview girls won with 179; Amarillo Palo Duro was third with 93.

Senior Kris Byrd led the way for Clovis’ boys, racking up a big fat 36 points by winning three events — the 110-meter hurdles (:15.70), the long jump (20 feet, 10 inches) and the high jump (6 feet, 2 inches) — and placing third in the triple jump (38 feet, 11 1/2 inches).

Wildcats senior T.J. Gregg added another 20 points by winning the boys 3,200- (9:49.88) and 800-meter (2:00.27) runs.

Other first-place finishers for Clovis were: Kaci Cabeldue in the girls 100-meter hurdles (:17.75); Brandon Mason in the boys 100-meter dash (:11.40); Ethan Culiver in the boys 400-meter dash (:50.36); Hayden Levy in the boys 1,600-meter run (4:59.52); Zecheriah Gonzales in the boys shot put (47 feet, 10 3/4 inches); Skyler Jordan in the girls discus (101 feet, 9 inches); Kiara Cox in the girls high jump (4 feet, 6 inches); Camryn Barros in the girls pole vault (11 feet, 3 inches); and Pacer Hill in the boys pole vault (14 feet even).

Finishing second place for Clovis were: Cabeldue in the girls 300-meter hurdles (:54.16); Kunal Puppala in the boys 300-meter hurdles (:43.28); Issac Acuna in the boys discus (126 feet even); Robert Nora in the boys triple jump (40 feet, 11 3/4 inches); Culiver in the boys long jump (20 feet, 5 inches); Cox in the girls long jump (14 feet, 5 1/4 inches); the girls 4x100-meter relay team (:51.59); the boys 4x100-meter relay team (:45.14); the girls 4x200-meter relay team (1:54.05); the boys 4x200-meter relay team (1:35.80); and the boys 4x400-meter relay team (3:44.16).

Aside from Byrd in the boys triple jump, Clovis had third-place finishes posted by: Colton Wolf in the boys 3,200- (10:43.66) and 800-meter (2:11.64) runs; Analysse Hamlett in the girls 800-meter run (2:42.74); Gizelle Petner in the girls 300-meter hurdles (:58.12); Culiver in the boys 200-meter dash (:24.47); Jordan in the girls shot put (28 feet, 10 1/2 inches); Acuna in the boys shot put (41 feet, 1 3/4 inches); Julia Avila de la Torre in the girls discus (72 feet, 4 inches); Dejour Debellotte in the girls triple jump (29 feet, 8 1/4 inches); and the girls 4x400-meter relay team (4:33.79).

Other point-earners for Clovis were: Chance Harris in the boys 100-meter dash (fourth, :12.27) and boys discus (fourth, 119 feet, 8 inches); Zayda Hernandez in the girls discus (fourth, 64 feet, 8 inches) and girls shot put (fifth, 22 feet, 9 3/4 inches); Debellotte in the girls 400-meter dash (fourth, 1:13.84) and girls long jump (fifth, 13 feet even); A.J. Silva in the boys 400- (sixth, :57.26) and 200-meter dashes (eighth, :26.15); Levy in the boys 3,200-meter run (fourth, 11:06.60); Puppala in the boys 110-meter hurdles (fourth, :16.80); Barros in the girls 100-meter dash (fourth, :13.42); Cox in the girls 200-meter dash (fourth, :28.51); de la Torre in the girls shot put (fourth, 23 feet, 5 inches); Nora in the boys long jump (fourth, 17 feet, 5 1/2 inches); Senia Howard in the girls long jump (fourth, 13 feet, 3 inches); Andrew Hall in the boys 400-meter dash (fifth, :55.57); Skyler Segura in the boys 200-meter dash (fifth, :24.79); Gonzales in the boys discus (fifth, 118 feet, 4 inches); Katarina Arbogast in the girls 800-meter run (sixth, 2:59.88); and Braiden Romero in the boys 100-meter dash (sixth, :12.56).

The Clovis boys team’s victory marked its first of the season. With spring sports suspended, the Wildcats can only hope it isn’t their last.

 
 

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