Bowie, Nocona track compete at area meet

Athletes from Bowie and Nocona competed at the area track meet on Thursday night in Breckenridge for a chance to qualify for the regional meet.
As far as team scores go, the Nocona girls did the best finishing 10th out of 15 teams. Both the Bowie boys and girls teams finished 11th while the Nocona boy’s team finished 15th.
The Lady Indian’s Graci Brown was the only Montague County athlete who won an event at the meet.
She finished first in the 400 meters to qualify for the regional meet. While she didn’t qualify in the long jump, her sixth place finish did score a point toward the team total.
She also ran in Nocona’s 4×400 meter relay team that finished fifth along with Avery Crutsinger, Melissa Segura and Raylee Sparkman. Unfortunately, it was one place short of qualifying for regionals.
Allie Brown was the other Lady Indian athlete to qualify for regionals as she finished fourth in the 3200 meter race.
The Lady Rabbits top finisher was Anahi Perez who got second in the 100 meter hurdles. She didn’t qualify in the 300 meter hurdles, but her sixth place finish did score her team a point.
Samantha Clarke was the other Bowie girl who qualified as she finished fourth in the 1600 meter race. She fell one place short of qualifying in the 3200 meter race as she finished fifth.
The Lady Rabbits 4×200 meter relay that featured Harlei Hudson, Ziba Robbins, Taygon Jones and Hannah Love finished one place short of qualifying in fifth place.
Jones in the 100 meter, Robbins in the 200 meter and Laisha Johnson running the 400 meter races all finished seventh overall.
On the boy’s side, only Bowie’s Tucker Jones qualified for the regional meet. Jones finished third in the 110 meter hurdles and fourth in the 300 meter hurdles.
He was one place short of qualifying in the long jump finishing in fifth place.
The Jackrabbits only other competitor Nathan Rodgers ended up coming in sixth place in the 3200 meter race to score a point towards the team total.
The Nocona boy’s top finisher was Cooper Waldrip who was one spot short of qualifying for the regional meet in the 300 meter hurdles, where he finished in fifth place.
The Indians other two athletes, Freddy Duran in the 3200 meters and Caden Gaston in the triple jump, both finished eighth overall.
The regional meet is scheduled for April 29-30 at Abilene Christian University.
Only the top two finishers in each event will be guaranteed a spot at the state meet in Austin in May.

To see results for all of the Bowie and Nocona athletes, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.