WOS takes regional meet, breaks three records
Once again, the West Orange-Stark boys have taken the 3A Regional Track and Field Title at the meet held in Humble, Tuesday.
Taking gold in the 4×100, 4×200, 110 hurdles, 100 meter and 200 meter dash and three meet records was enough to give WOS the crown.
WOS boys 4×200 relay team of Mark Roberts, Ed Ivory, Phillip Jones and Trey Franks was the favorite with the fastest time in the prelims. They did not dissapoint in the finals claiming 1st place with a new 3A meet record of 1:26.12. The previous record of 1:26:85 was set by Palestine in 2007.
Franks had the fastest time in the prelims of the 100 meter dash and clocked a new regional record of 10.45 in the finals. The previous record of 10.59 was set in 2000.
Jones won the 110 meter hurdles for WOS with a time of 14.30.
In the boys 200 meter dash Justin Thomas took 1st with a time of 22.05 and Ivory came in 6th with a time of 22.80. Both are from WOS.
While the West Orange-Stark boys team of Thomas, Franks, Jones and James Haynes claimed first and a new record in the 4×100 relay with a time of 41.05. The previous record of 41.40 was set by Giddings in 1998.
The Lady Mustang relay team of Brittney Brantley, Johnesha Sims, Hannah Mobley and Danyale Thomas came in 4th in the 4×100.
Orange County was well represented at the regional meet, but only WOS athletes will continue on to State.
BC’s Kirby Shepherd raced in the 800 meter run placing 5th with a time of 2:02:00.
Colin Janice of WOS placed 5th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.40, while Bree Fontenot of Bridge City placed 7th.
Orangefield girls placed 7th in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:18.9. Team members are Hannah Walles, Rebecca Higginbotham, Kasidy Hayes and Vivian Luong. WOS represented Orange County in the boys 4×400, but did not finish the race. The relay team consisted of James Ross, Jarrod Ross, Shaquille Jackson and Janice.
It wasn’t a good day for the milers or long jumpers, with none moving on. Competing in the girls 1600 meter run were Bridge City’s Meagan Shockley and Mary Nguyen, plus Lady Cat Kayla Williams. All three were far back in the pack. For the boys, Cards Tim Cude and Kirby Shepherd came in 7th and 10th respectively.
Hope Carr of Bridge City competed in the long jump, along with West Orange-Stark’s Johnesh Sims. For the boys, Justin Francis and Trey Franks, both from WOS also competed in the long jump.
There were many other local athletes that competed at regionals, but did not make it to the finals.