The Waxahachie Indians added several members of the basketball team to the track and field roster before Saturday’s Clay Jones Relays in Forney and the addition paid off.
After finishing second as a team to open the season in Red Oak the Indians claimed the Clay Jones Relay team championship Saturday with 96 points. Wylie placed second with 73 points while Red Oak was fifth and host Forney placed seventh.
Waxahachie claimed first overall without taking gold in a single event. Quin Sargent placed second in the triple jump (38’4”) while Nic Buckner was second in the long jump (20’.5”) as Waxahachie had six second place finishes on the day.
The 400-meter relay team placed second with a time of 43.9 behind Ennis (43.75) while the 800-relay team was third at 1:33.18. The 1,600-meter relay was fourth at 3:42.04.
In his first track meet of the season, senior LaDarius Brown placed second in the high jump with a jump of 6-feet. Red Oak placed first in the event also clearing 6-foot but on an early jump.
Lorenzo Lacey was second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.99 just behind Forney’s 14.15 mark. Sargent (16.68) and Troy Gustin (17.27) placed fourth and fifth for Waxahachie.
Booker Anderson was second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.73, missing first by two-tenths of a second, 10.71.
Rounding out the top Waxahachie performances, Robert Lowe Jr. placed sixth in the triple jump (34’4”), Broderick Mathis was fourth in the high jump (5’8), Ray Tunson was fourth in the 400-meter dash (54.75), Lacey was fifth in the 300-hurdles (44.71) and Brad Biemler was fifth in the 1,600 (5:07.52) and sixth in the 800-meter run (2:17.34).
The Indian junior varsity team placed second with 89 points and three silvers.
On the girls side, the Lady Indians placed third with 54.5 points. Forney claimed the team championship with 220 points while fellow District 15-4A foe Terrell placed second with 56.5 points.
“Our kids competed a lot better this week even though it was very windy and cold,” Waxahachie girls coach Dana Scott said. “We had a really tough week of practice and I was worried we wouldn’t do well. I think the kids are beginning to see some results from what we are doing in practice and it will help them push through another tough week of practice.”
Kristen Cotten and Courtney Miller placed first and second in the pole vault. Cotten jumped 8-feet while Miller jumped 6-foot-6.
In the 300 hurdles, Tori Bingham placed fifth with a time of 54.21. Megan Taylor was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.21.
Danielle Calhoun placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.87 while Tambra Henry was sixth in the high jump at 4-foot-6.
In the relay events, Waxahachie placed second in the 1,600 meter as the team of Calhoun, Kanesha Johnson, Taylor and Turner finished with a time of 4:26.59.
Tambra Henry, Shabria Sargent, Ashley Lyons and Yo’shyra Skinner teamed up in the 400 relay and placed sixth with a time of 55.19. Henry, Sargent, Lyons and Kanesha Johnson ran the 800 relay and finished third with a time of 1:56.05.
Waxahachie placed sixth in the JV girls division with 50 points while Forney ran away with the team title with 172 points.
Shanquell Wheaton placed second in the shot put while Lacey Rangel was first in the discus. Katelyn Qualls had a good all-around performance with a first place finish in the 1,600-meter run, a second place finish in the 300 hurdles and a fourth place finish in the pole vault. Jaden Pringle placed third in the discus while the 800-meter relay team placed fifth.
The Waxahachie Big Green relays will take place Friday at Lumpkins Stadium. There will be limited parking for the event and all the events will be completed before nightfall due to the stadium construction.
All field events will start at noon while the 3,200-meter run starts at 12:15 p.m. Running events will start at 2 p.m. with the JV girls.