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By James McAfee
Knox County will be well represented by up to 40 athletes, including alternates for the relays, at the Class 1A regional track competition scheduled today and Saturday at Angelo State University in San Angelo.
The 3,200 race is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday with the preliminaries for field events and running events starting at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, field finals start at 11 a.m. and running finals at 2:30 p.m.
The Munday Mogulettes, coached by Karon Martinson, will have 10 girls, with Carlie Willison competing in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200; Alexa Vega in the long jump, triple jump, 200 and 4×200 relay; Ashia Swearengin in the discus and shot put; Kassey Reyes in the pole vault; Allie Willison in the 800 and 4×200 relay; Karley Myers in the 1,600 and 3,200; Maria Sanchez in the 4×200 relay; Ella Hunter in the 4×200 relay; Jacklyn Diaz in the 3,200; and Brice Thompson as an alternate for the 4×200 relay.
The Mogulettes, winners of district and area titles,
could be a contender for regional honors, too.
Martinson pointed to Carlie Willison as having the best chance to advance in her races while Myers could follow her to Austin in the 1,600 and Swearengin might make it in the discus.
The Moguls of Coach Justin Josselet have eight going with Joe Jasso as an added alternate for the 4×400 relay that Munday won at the area meet with the foursome of Christopher Garcia, Keon Taylor, Junior Martinez and Christian Hernandez.
Josselet added that he will be able to use Jaxon Bowman in that relay that could finish high enough to advance. Bowman will be running in all three of the longer races with chances of advancing to state and also competing in high jump.
Martin and Hernandez will also compete in the
400 and in the long jump and triple jump while Kelton Carver will be in pole vault.
Josselet also felt that Corbin Rogers has a chance to advance in the shot put after finishing first in area.
The Greyhounds of Coach Josh Raulston will have nine going, including Sam Barnard in the shot put and discus; Austin Hacker and Bryson Callaway in the hurdles; Gage Morrow in the 1,600; the 4×100 relay unit of Tristin Baxter, Devin Guillory, Anthony Hernandez and Tres Frausto; and Guillory, Hacker, Hernandez and Frausto in the 4×200 relay. Ryan Shaver will join them as an alternate for the relays.
Raulston believes Hacker, Callaway, Barnard and the two relays probably have the best chances to advance to Austin.
The Houndettes will take all three relay units to San Angelo after winning the 4×200, finishing second in the 4×100 and third in the 4×400. Melanie Ruiz, D’Nae Hacker, Kaylee Kinney and Kyleigh Hernandez will team for the two shorter races while Ruiz and Hacker will team with Savannah Walker and Emilee Maynard for the 1,600.
Hernandez will also compete in the 200 while Ruiz will run the 400 and have chances to contend for spots in state. Ruiz and Kinney will also compete in the long jump and triple jump.
Advancing for the Mustangs of Coach Shannon Waters will be Weston Weatherford in the 1600, 3200, Brody White in the discus and 110 hurdles and Grant Jackson in the 300 hurdles.
As winners of the 1,600 and 3,200 at area, Weatherford appears the best bet to advance with White not being counted out.
Braleigh Blanchette appears to have the best chance to advance for the Lady Stangs. She won the area hurdles race and anchored the 4×200 and 4×400 relays. Joining her in the 800 race will be Valeria Zavala, Celestte and Teresa Doran. Hallie Everson subs for Teresa for the 1,600 race.