Mesquite Poteet senior keeps engine 
running with triple feat

Track and field notebook


By Tracy Schultz / The Dallas Morning News

Scott Moore crossed the finish line and fell to his knees. Mesquite Poteet's senior distance runner needed help walking off the track Saturday at the 36th Jesuit-Sheaner Relays.

Moore had little energy left after competing in three events and helping his team set three meet records. Moore ran the anchor leg on the Class 4A distance-medley relay team, which was in third place when he took the baton.

The squad, which includes Gian Falco, Ashlan Davis and Josh Allen, ran a 10:32.85, breaking the meet record of 11:00.6, set last year by Poteet. The winning time also topped the Class 5A record of 10:48.7 set in 1998 by The Woodlands.

"I knew we could break the record, but I didn't think we would break it by that much," Moore said.

The distance-medley relay was the second race of the day for Moore, who set a meet record an hour earlier in the 3,200-meter run. His time of 9:32.45 topped the Class 4A and Class 5A times. The previous Class 4A best was 9:39.8, set in 1985 by Nolan's Kyle Skartwed. Colin Campbell of The Woodlands holds the meet's top 5A time of 9:35.3, set in 1998.

And that was just Moore's morning. He returned later in the day and won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:20.54.

"It was a great team effort," said Poteet coach Doug Robinson. "And Scott is an outstanding performer. He was exceptional. I have had some great athletes with some outstanding performances, but I don't think any had a day like today."

Moore, who was the individual high-point scorer with 25 points, wasn't the only Poteet athlete setting records Saturday. Brian Dunn's throw of 60-0 in the shot put broke a 29-year-old mark. The previous record of 58-2 1/2 was set in 1979 by Waxahachie's J. Washington. Dunn finished ahead of teammate Issa Albanna, who had a throw of 58-1 1/4.

"I told the guys we were going to treat this like a regional meet," Robinson said. "Everyone had to finish in the top two. They really responded well."

Poteet took top honors in the team standings with 134 points. Poteet, which is averaging 140 points per meet, has won all five of its meets this season. Lancaster finished second with 111 points and Grapevine was third with 55.

Jumping back in

South Grand Prairie's Gavin Boothe competed in the high jump for the first time since Feb. 26. Boothe, who has been hindered by a sore groin, won the event with a jump of 6-2. Boothe, the defending Class 5A Region I champion, did not attempt another jump because he had to rush to the 110-meter hurdle preliminaries. He finished third in the hurdles with a time of 14.94.

Boothe also ran the second leg of the winning 1,600-meter relay team.

"I feel pretty good," Boothe said. "I took that time off and it really helped."

It also helped his team. Boothe was the top scorer in Class 5A with 29 points and led South Grand Prairie to 87 points and a first-place team finish. Carter was second with 82; Jenks (Okla.) took third with 79.3.

Moss a big hit

Tim Moss had a busy weekend at Lancaster. Moss, a senior, who runs the anchor leg on the 400-meter relay team, helped the squad to a new Class 4A meet record, topping the field with a time of 41.08. Moss, who also plays baseball at Lancaster, hit a game-winning grand slam on Friday night.

Juniors D'Waylon Jones and Armon Dorrough and senior Jacques Reeves make up the rest of the relay squad.

Texas signee wins

Adam Doiron, a member of The News' Top 100 national recruiting list, came up with the top throw in the shot put. Doiron (6-4, 260) finished ahead of DeSoto's Richard Murphy (52-7) and Irving MacArthur's Casey Walker (50-5) in the Class 5A shot put. Doiron, a defensive end from Duncan, Okla., had a throw of (57-6). Duncan, who will attend the University of Texas, was the only competitor from Duncan to compete.

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