By ERIC VICCARO
The Bowie High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams had an outstanding performances during the Conference 3A Area meet Thursday at Jacksboro.
Both the Jackrabbits and Lady Rabbits produced fourth-place finishes as a team, and two Nocona High School athletes moved on as well with Miriam Diaz in the 3,200-meter run and Flor Gomez in the pole vault.
“I was really excited to see Miriam compete the way she did,” Nocona head coach Michael Keith said. “She was driven by a desire to succeed in the meet. Flor took advantage of an opportunity, and performed the best she had all year.”
On the girls’ side, seniors Petie Wolsey and Selina Alvarado will be joined by upstarts Addy Cook and Kamryn Cantwell.
Qualifiers will now compete at the Conference 3A Region 2 meet slated for Whitehouse on May 1-2. Whitehouse is a suburb of Tyler.
“I am very proud of our four Lady Rabbits that qualified for the regional,” Bowie head coach Colby Davis-Pastusek. “Our sprint relay and 800-meter relay both ran the fastest times we have all season.”
Davis-Pastusek was pleased to see Cantwell set a personal-best record in the 400-meter dash, smashing the 1-minute mark with a scorching time of 59.93 second to win the event. Cook also excelled.
“Addy gained us eight points with a second-place finish in the triple jump,” the coach commented.
Bowie’s boys’ contingent will feature Zeke Vaughan, Jeffrey Howard, Pierce Lancaster, Lane Shields and Jesse Vaughn. Read more, and see complete team standings, in the weekend Bowie News.
Bowie’s Jesse Vaughn (left) had some stiff competition during the running of the 200-meter dash on Thursday at the Conference 3A Area meet in the form of DaCoven Bailey from Pilot Point. Bailey won the gold and Vaughn grabbed the silver in this race. See more photos on Pages 5B and 6B of the weekend Bowie News. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)