Rain canceled the field events but the skies cleared and made way for a good afternoon on the track as the 2011 track and field season opened Thursday in Red Oak at the Ritter-Carter Relays.
Red Oak claimed the boys team championship with 96 points while Waxahachie finished second with 89 points, just ahead of Corsicana’s 88 points.
Forney ran away with the girls championship with 180 points while Red Oak finished a distant second with 66 points. Waxahachie was fifth with 52 points.
While several Waxahachie runners were still with the basketball team the Indians still fared well in the opening meet by placing in the top-six 14 times including a first place finish in the 100-meter dash.
Booker Anderson placed first in the 100-meter dash for Waxahachie with a time of 10.77 while teammate Craig Renfro was sixth at 11.56.
Without LaDarius Brown, the 400-meter relay team placed third with a time of 43.14 while the 1,600-meter relay team was also third with a time of 3:39.6. In the 800-meter relay the Indians placed third with a mark of 1:32.1.
Brad Beimler placed third in the 800 with a time of 2:16.1 and fourth in the 1,600 with a time of 5:09.8.
In the hurdles, B.J. Sargent was fourth for Waxahachie with a time of 17.1 in the 110-meter while Troy Gustin was sixth with a mark of 17.91.
Ray Tunson was second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.41 while Broderick Mathis was sixth at 53.7
Waxahachie finished second-fourth in the 200-meter dash as Nic Buckner was second with a time of 23.07, Quin Sargent was third at 23.17 and Tra Carter was fourth at 23.31.
In the varsity girls division the Lady Indians had nine place in the top-six as Elizabeth Martinez led the way with a first place finish in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:50.8. She also finished second in the 3,200 with a time of 12:45.5.
The 400-meter relay team placed fifth for Waxahachie with a time of 54.61. The 1,600-meter relay team was fourth at 4:42.9.
Jerrica Brooks was third in the 300-meter hurdles for the Lady Indians with a time of 52.77 while Morgan Osburn was third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.09.
Brittany O’Carroll placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:15.4.
Waxahachie won first in the JV boys division with 129 points while Red Oak was second with 76 points. In the JV girls, Waxahachie was fourth with 60 points while Ennis won the meet with 90 points.
Lorenzo Lacey was the standout performer for the JV Indians with first place finishes in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles. He had times of 16.67 and 44.95. LaDarian Crawford was first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.96.
Top performers for the JV Waxahachie girls were Katelynn Qualls with a first place finish in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 6:18.6 and Paris Townsend with a first place finish in the 400-meter dash with a mark of 1:06.4. The Waxahachie 800-meter relay team placed with with a time of 1:54.6.