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Bearcat 1,600 relay team breaks school record at district meet


District champions were crowned Monday night and a new school record was established in Alvord at the Junior High District Track Meet. However, the Bearcats came up a little short as both groups finished second to Krum in the overall team standings. The seventh grade scored 130 points behind Krum with 149, while the eighth grade managed 136 points compared to the 147 points compiled by the Bobcats.

Cody Fletcher, Jaylon Curtis, Riley Watson and Colten Stewart posted a school record in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:57.83. The previous record of 3:58.38 was set in 1999.

The Bearcats made a clean sweep of all relays in both divisions. It was the seventh grade finishing the season undefeated in all three relays. Kandon Bennett, Coy Patterson, Mason Hanson and Reid Latham stood as gold medalists in both the 400 and 800 relays with times of 50.54 and 1:47.96 respectively. Patterson, Hanson, Latham and Ben McCreary won the 1,600 relay by running a 4:07.34.

Fletcher, Curtis, Watson and Stewart added gold medals in the 400 relay with a time of 49.46, while Fletcher, Curtis, Nick Offield and Stewart won by nearly two second in the 800 relay (1:44.47).

Chance Edgett threw the Shot Put 38 feet, 6 inches for first place while Logan Carter capped his junior high career by not only winning the district championship in the Discus, but with his best throw of 110-3. Riley Watson sprinted his way to the district title in the 110 hurdles with a time of 19:03.

Seventh grader Ben McCreary was the lone individual gold medalist in the 100 meters by running a 13.14.

Following is times and placings at the dirstict meet:

Seventh Grade Boys

  • Long jump – Ben McCreary, second place, 15-11, Mason Hanson, sixth place, 14-10
  • Triple jump – Corbin Douthitt, fifth place, 29-8 1/2
  • 2,400 meters – Cody Franklin, fourth place, 9:53.25
  • 800 meters – Dylan Flowers, sixth place, 2:48.37
  • 100 meters – Kevin Morales, fifth place, 13.76
  • 110 hurdles – Corbin Douthitt, second place, 21.85; Dylan Flowers, third place, 22.61; and Tyler Lujon, fifth place, 22.98
  • 400 meters – Kevin Morales, fifth place, 67.16; and Skyler Castro, sixth place, 68.38
  • 300 hurdles – Corbin Douthitt, second, 53.93
  • 200 meters – Ben McCreary, second, 26.72; and Kevin Morales, sixth, 28.78
  • 1,600 meters – Cody Franklin, third place, 6:04.91

Others participating at the district meet were Brayden McDonald, Chris McGill, Chris Offield, Tristan Rodgers, Sterling Headrick, Corbin Bloodworth, Caleb Scroggins, Ethan Scholl, Adam Moore and Travis Loncaric.

8th Grade Boys

  • Triple jump – Riley Watson, fourth place, 34-4; and Nick Offield, sixth place (tie), 32-1/2
  • Shot put – Logan Carter, fourth place, 35-3
  • High jump – Riley Watson, second place, 5-2; and Cody Fletcher, fifth place, 5-0
  • 2,400 meters – Tejas Edwards, sixth place, 10:26.82
  • 1,600 meters – Skyler Velasquez, fourth place, 5:45.52
  • 800 meters – Skyler Velasquez, second place, 2:27.16
  • 110 hurdles – Dellen Koetter, second place, 20.07; and Layton Workman-Stewart, fifth place, 20.86
  • 300 Hurdles – Layton Workman-Stewart, fourth place, 53.5

Others participating at the district meet were Conner Duncan, Colton Terry, Chance Terry, Justin Koetter, Ethan Williams, Bailey Mawson, Caleb Snyder, Mason Barry, Brayden Sewart, Cutter Holloway, Tyler McMurry, Zack Day and M.J. Kelsey.

“All of the Bearcats competed very well and finished the season on a very good note. Several of the guys had their personal best times,” said coach Tim Allen. “(We’re) extremely proud of all the efforts.”


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