Tigers hurdle strong field at Jesuit Relays

Lancaster News Editor

Facing strong competition from two states, the Lancaster Tigers still came out smelling like a rose at the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays in Dallas March 27.

“I think we are starting to come together as a team,” coach Greg Williams said. “We have a few injuries that need to heal before our district meet, therefore I am going to hold a few people out this week in Austin (at the Texas Relays). The district meet is more important at this time.”

As usual, the Tigers ran strongest in sprints and sprint relays. They won both the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. However, inadvertent contact in the 4x100 caused a dropped baton and wiped out the chance to sweep all three relays. The Tigers did also win the distance medley relay, which is not an official event for district, regional and state title competition.




Second in command

The DeSoto High School boys track team took second, place at the Jesuit Sheaner Relay for 5-A boys March 27 with a team score of 67.

They came in behind a team from Jenks, Okla. There were eighteen other teams in the 5A division including Cedar Hill, Plano, Plano East, Rockwall, Lake Highlands and McKinney.

The 4x200 relay team command the top spot with a time 1:28.61. The distance medley relay came in fifth place with a time of 11:18.9.

Patrick Williams placed second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.33.

Elris Anyaibe took third with a throw of 168-10 while Jason Guillory took first place in the shot put with a throw of 58-06 and Donald Horton at sixth place with a throw of 51-01.5.

B.C. Jackson and Pat Williams placed second and fourth with jumps of 43-06.5 and 43-01.5, respectively.

Eagles athlete Richard Franklin took third in the 200 meter with a time of 22.35.