March 24, 2007

Iowa Park’s Johnson wins girls elite 1,600 meters

Iowa Park junior Kelsey Johnson shocked a talented field in the girls elite 1,600 meters race Saturday at the 43rd Jesuit-Sheaner Relays at Jesuit's Haggar Stadium by pulling away at the end to win in a personal-best time of 4:58.60, the fastest time in the state this year.

McKinney North senior Samantha Means – an SMU signee – held the lead at the end of the third lap but couldn’t hold on as she was passed 150 meters into the final 400. Argyle’s Kristie Krueger pulled ahead of Means at first but Johnson went flying around the final turn to pass Krueger and take the win. Krueger was second in 4:59.10. Means finished sixth in 5:03.

The girls elite 1,600 run is the only non-boys race at the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays. It was added to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the meet three years ago.

The Cedar Hill boys team won the 5A division title with 115.5 points to 65 for second-place DeSoto and 62 for third-place North Crowley, led by Baylor signee Marcus Boyd. Boyd won the 400, 200 and anchored a win in the 4x400 relay.

In the boys 4A division, Waco won with 88 points. Madison was second with 58 and Mesquite Poteet and Fort Worth Eastern Hills tied for third with 51.

Posted by Brandon George  6:59pm