LANCASTER — In the presence and on the field of one of the biggest track and field powerhouses in Texas, Waxahachie High School bled and streaked green through Lancaster on Wednesday at Beverly D. Humphrey Stadium.
Despite both Waxahachie's boys and girls teams were seated fourth behind Lancaster and Mansfield Lake Ridge and Summit High Schools through one day of the District 10-5A track meet, the Indians and Lady Indians found a way to force seven of its athletes through the tiger's den and into the area meet.
Madison Babers finished with a 15.35 in the 100-meter hurdles and broke her own school record and Brandon Gilliland finished the 3,200-meter run in 10:12.63, sealing at least one long distance runner an area meet bid for the Flyin' Indians.
Both Jalen Reagor, who cleared 6-feet and four inches of distance, and Tevin Wofford, who jumped 6 feet and 2 inches, made the area meet cut in the high jump. The Lady Indians' Essence Clerkley finished third in the high jump, Sha'Quoria Thompson finished second in the discus throw and Delanna Green finished third in the discus. All three qualified for the area meet.
Waxahachie senior Kenedy Snell also finished first in the 100-meter dash preliminaries after torching the competition — Mansfield Legacy's Jais Smith, Mansfield Summit's Cinceir Holmes and Mansfield Timberview's Jalen Knox — by running a 10-53. He earned the No. 1 overall seed in the finals.
Reagor and Keontrey Jackson finished fifth and seventh in the 200-meter dash after respective 22.90 and 22.50 times.
Waxahachie's teams were scheduled to compete in the finals of the district meet on Thursday at Beverly D. Humphrey Stadium. Results, times and finishes were compiled after the Daily Light's press time.