Track and field notebook
09:42 PM CST on Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Speedy Duncanville senior wins 200 and two relays
Senior Brandon Samples led Duncanville to a second-place finish Saturday at the 42nd Jesuit-Sheaner Relays.
Samples won the 200 meters in 21.74 seconds and led Duncanville to victories in the 4x100 relay (41.91) and 4x200 relay (1:26.27). The 4x200 relay time is tied with Alief Elsik for the fastest in the state.
"We've been really clicking with our 4x200 relay team all season," Samples said.
Samples has the state's fourth-fastest 200-meter time of 21.61. Duncanville's Josh Banks won the 100 meters Saturday in 10.91.
The 4x100 race was tight, with the top four teams finishing within eight one-hundredths of a second.
McKinney North boys win three events at relays
Three victories Saturday at the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays helped the McKinney North boys to a strong showing in the Class 4A division.
McKinney North tied for second with Fort Worth Eastern Hills with 68 points. Lancaster won the division for the fifth consecutive year.
McKinney North won the distance medley relay in 10 minutes, 46.96 seconds. Aten Williams won the triple jump with a best leap of 44 feet, 71/4 inches, and Carson Penepacker was first in the 1,600 meters in 4:29.42. Williams also finished third in the 200 in 22.41. McKinney North senior Keith Motley was second in the high jump (6-4), and junior Zach Curtis was third in the 800 (2:00.05).
McKinney North's Samantha Means finished fourth in the elite 1,600 meters with a season-best time of 5:03.96, which is second in the area and eighth in the state.
Carroll's Renfro shows no rust in 300 hurdles
Southlake Carroll senior Clint Renfro competed in the 300-meter hurdles for the first time this season at Saturday's Jesuit-Sheaner Relays, though you couldn't tell by how well he ran the race.
Renfro, who finished second last year at the Class 5A state meet in the 300 hurdles (36.79 seconds), was smooth throughout the race and won in 37.37, the second-fastest time in the state this season.
"I felt fine," Renfro said. "I've been hurdling all my life, so the hurdling part comes natural. Once you get in shape, the 300 hurdles are easy."
Renfro, a TCU football signee, is in shape. He hadn't competed in the 300 hurdles, his top event, this season because he's been used in the 200 meters and on relay teams. He anchored Carroll's 4x400 relay team Saturday.