Clark Cougar Sports

CLARK TRACK RUNS STRONG AT DISTRICT

by on Apr.15, 2011, under Track and Field

The Clark boys track and field team placed 3rd at the District Meet this week and will send several athletes to the Regional Meet. Top results included: 2nd place for Brandon Yates in the 200 meter (22.08), 2nd place for Ben Deschner in the 400 meter (51.77), 3rd place for Austin Wells in the 1600 meter (4:28.27) and 2nd place for Wells in the 3200 meter (9:35.95), 1st place for Kyle Rutledge in the High Jump (6’2″), 2nd place for Jimmy Kueber in the Shot Put (48′ 9.5″), 2nd place for Kueber in the Discus (148′ 5″), 2nd place for the 4×100 Relay (42.38) and 2nd place for the 4×200 Relay (1:29.38) – Relay team is Brian Socha, Brandon Yates, Travis Cooke and Malcolm Eatman.

The top 3 finishers in each event advance to Regionals.

For the girls team, Clark finished 6th in District. Shantel Swift led the way for the girls, finishing 3rd in the 100 meter (12.51)  and in the 200 meter (25.59) events. Swift was also 2nd in the Triple Jump (37′ 3.5″).  Other notables for the girls were Rebekah Washington in the High Jump tied with several competitors at 5’0″ and Luisa Garza who placed 4th in the 100 meter (12.65), just missing the Regional cut off.

Other notable finishers for the boys were 5th place for Brian Socha in the 100 meter (11.02) and 6th place for Ryan Jones – back from a football season ending knee injury – in the 100 meter (11.05). Sophomore Presley Miller was 4th in the 300 meter hurdles (41.32) and Sean Campbell was 4th in Shot Put (45′ 2″). Jimmy Kueber placed 4th in the Discus (148′ 5″). Travis Cooke placed 4th in the 200 meter (22.51).

Also congratulations to the Clark Boys Junior Varsity team which placed first at their district meet.

The Regional Varsity Meet will be held at Alamo Stadium on May 2-3.  GO COOGS!

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