Area teams will be keeping fast company Saturday

Jesuit-Sheaner Relays known as meet that attracts top talent
11:00 PM CST on Thursday, March 17, 2005

By JIM BARNES / Special Contributor to the Dallas Morning News

The area's boys track teams won't be hard to find this weekend.

Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster will run in the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays on Saturday. The event brings together many top teams from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.

Last year, Jenks, Okla., won the Class 5A championship with 88 points, just ahead of DeSoto and Cedar Hill. Lancaster won the 4A division with 116 points.

DeSoto should contend for the team title again Saturday. The Eagles won the Charles Qualls Invitational in Mesquite last week with 158 points, easily outdistancing Lake Highlands (100).

Jason Guillory won the shot put and discus, and Cardarral Crittendon won the 800 meters. DeSoto's 4x100 relay team of Deron Trotter, Markel Jackson, Michael Thomas and Kevin White prevailed in 41.56 seconds.

Guillory won the shot put at last year's Jesuit-Sheaner Relays, and Brian Jackson was second in the triple jump. Cedar Hill's Brad Dotson took fourth in the 400.

Dotson and Cedar Hill were second in their home meet last week, losing by five to Crowley, 138-133. Bryan Blue won the 300 hurdles and Cedric Godfrey the discus. Duncanville produced a balanced effort to win Arlington Bowie's Volunteer Relays. Josh Williams won the 300 hurdles, and Duncanville won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Lancaster was third in the Volunteer Relays. Rod- ney Mims won the 400 (48.28) and led the 4x400 team to victory.

Lancaster won the Sheaner last year by winning the 4x200, 4x400 and distance medley relays.


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