Giddings earns trip to state, Jackets tie for 9th in region

Boys score 24 points, girls tally six at Region I-4A meet

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Jon Clark Giddings is headed to state in the boys pole vault. || Courtesy Dr. CHET MARTIN

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(May 3, 2015) — Stephenville won a pair of medals and tied for ninth in the boys team standings at the Region I-4A track and field meet at Fuller Track in Lubbock Friday and Saturday.

And one Yellow Jacket is continuing his season at the state meet.


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Jon Clark Giddings fought though injuries to a quad and an ankle late in the season to clear 14 feet, 6 inches and placed second in the region in the boys pole vault. He will compete in state at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, and Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

Cameron Reynolds just missed on a trip to state, coming in third in the shot put with a best heave of 50-03.25, giving the Jackets 14 points in the field.

The remaining 10 points came in the 4×400 meter relay and the 110 meter hurdles. Tyler Griffin, Jose DeSaracho, Dawson Gray and Ben Martin placed fourth in the 4×400, completing the race in 3 minutes, 28.42 seconds. Stufflebean placed fourth in the hurdles in 15.73.

Stephenville had three girls relay teams at the regional and one – the 4×200 – made the finals. Kylee Ponder, Cassidy Cline, Hailey Martin and Maddi Cashell placed sixth in 1:45.44. Two of the members of that relay – Ponder and Cashell – also made the finals in individual events. Ponder was fourth in the 100, stopping the clock in 12.48 seconds, and Cashell finished seventh in the 200 in 27.21.


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