Waxahachie Lady Indians win athletics competition at Mansfield

MANSFIELD — Waxahachie High School’s track and field team shone in last week’s Maberry Invitational hosted by Mansfield High School, with the Lady Indians winning the Tag Team Championship and the Indians placing fourth.

A dropped stick in the men’s 4×100 relay cost the Indians 20 points, which would have propelled the team to second place. The relay team of Jermaine Jones, Gregory Clerkley, Lorenzo Sierra and Calvin Simpson won the 4×200 relay, and the 4×400 relay of Clerkley, Jones, Terrell Davis and Sierra trailed Mansfield by 0.06 seconds.

Josh Harris won the triple jump with an equal distance of 44 feet and Clerkley was second.

Other top performers for the boys were Brendan White, second out of 100; Keith Abney, fourth in the 100m; Simpson, second in the 200m and fourth in the high jump; Nathaniel Forkner, fourth in the 400m; and Edward Pryzbylski, third in the high jump.

On the girls’ side, Emilee Jones raced to gold in the 3200m, finishing in 12 minutes, 1 second; and Brooklyn Baskin won the pole vault, clearing 8-foot-6. Rianna Floyd was first in the long jump, eliminating 16-2; and Scout Burns won the shot put with a throw of 32-7 ¾, followed by a silver in the discus.

The women’s 4×200 relay team of Lindsay Giles, Charity Beckham, Floyd and Ta’Ryiah Cooper won the race in 1:50.27. The 4×400 team of Giles, Charity Beckham, Bostyn Baskin and Casey McCrady placed fourth.

Giles, third in the 400m, was also among Lady Indian’s best performers; Cori Morgan, second in the 1600m; Bostyn Baskin, fourth in the 100 hurdles and second in the high jump; Cooper, third in the high jump; Breck Dormady, third in the shot put; and Pearce Burns, third on disc.

The WHS thinclads will return to action on Saturday in DeSoto and will also compete next Thursday in Kennedale.

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