Flash Staff Report
(April 27, 2017) — Lingleville swept the area championships in girls relays, winnings the 4×100 meter, 4×200 and 4×400 in a Region III-A area track and field meet last week.
The Lady Cardinals have four athletes advancing on to the regional meet after placing in the top four of their respective events at the area competition. There are four girls competing in five events and eight boys in eight events. The most familiar name on the list is Bailey Fenn, who is part of three advancing boys relays. Fenn will graduate in May as a four-time regional qualifier in the sport.
The Lady Cardinals won the 4×100 in 53.87 seconds with Seina Alvarado leading off, followed by Nicole Koke and Natalie Koke with Sam Rodriguez on the anchor leg. The same foursome ran the 4×200 in the same order and won in 1:55.93. In the 4×400, Rodriguez led off and handed to Ilse DeBoer, followed by Natalie Koke with Nicole Koke on the anchor leg. They combined for a victorious time of 4:31.80.
DeBoer and Alvarado are also advancing individual events as DeBoer placed second in the 800 meter run and Alvarado was fourth in the 200.
Fenn runs the opening leg of all the boys’ relays. He hands to Doug Haysworth, followed by Devin Corpus with Chase Carlson on the closing stretch in the 4×100 and 4×200. They placed third in the 4×100 in 45.83 and second in the 4×200 in 1:36.62. Fenn led off in front of Jason Misimer with Devin Corpus following and Luke Whiteley closing in the 4×400. The Cardinals placed second in 3:47.86.
Carlos Moreno is advancing in two individual events after finishing third in the 1,600 in 5:22.29 and third in the 3,200 in 11:48.96. Whiteley moved on in the 3,200, placing fourth in 11:56.14, and in the 800, finishing fourth in 2:16.54. Carlson is the lone regional qualifier in the field events for Lingleville, having taken second in the area high jump competition at 5 feet, 8 inches.
The Region III-A Track & Field Meet is at Whitney High School Friday and Saturday. The top two in each event at regionals advance to the UIL State Meet in May.
Photos courtesy MONICA FENN