GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK: Monahans’ Irons, Andrews’ Arana lead group of area state qualifiers

Monahans’ Maci Irons secured two regional championships at the Region I-4A Meet at Lowrey Field in Lubbock. Her wins in the discus and shot put events qualified her for the state meet May 6 in Austin. Irons won the discus event with a distance of 128 feet, 2 inches and the shot put with a distance of 43 feet, 9.5 inches.

Jozlyn Arana from Andrews also qualified for the state meet after winning the 400-meter dash, clocking in with a time of 57.64 seconds.

Wink’s Autumn Smith clinched a state qualifying spot in both the 3,200 and 1,600 by finishing in second place in both events.

Leah Acosta of Midland Lee earned a wild card spot to the meet in Austin after placing third in the discus at the Region I-6A Meet Maverick Stadium in Arlington. She had the best third-place score from all four regions to advance to state.




Class 6A

At Maverick Stadium, Arlington

Discus: Leah Acosta, Midland Lee, Wild Card (144 feet, 4 inches)


Class 4A

At Lowrey Field, Lubbock

Discus: Maci Irons, Monahans, Regional Champion (43 feet, 9.5 inches)

Shot put: Maci Irons, Monahans, Regional Champion (128 feet, 2 inches)

High jump: Kylee Whisman, Greenwood, 2nd (5 feet, 4 inches)

400: Jozlyn Arana, Andrews, Regional Champion (57.64 seconds)

Wheelchair: Hope Santiago, Monahans; shot put (14 feet); 100 meter dash (20.41 seconds); 400 (1:21.60)

Class 3A

At Elmer Gray Stadium, Abilene

100 hurdles: Kylie Penders, Alpine, 2nd (15.61 seconds)

Class 2A

At WTAMU Track and Field Stadium, Canyon

3200: Autumn Smith, Wink, 2nd (12 minutes, 15.34 seconds)

1600: Autumn Smith, Wink, 2nd (5:36.54)

Class 1A

At LeGrand Stadium, San Angelo

Discus: Emily Bunger, Rankin, 2nd (111 feet, 11 inches)

100 hurdles: Madison Harvey, Iraan, 2nd (17.58 seconds)

3200: Mariana Sanchez, Buena Vista, 2nd (12 minutes, 23.70 seconds)

1600: Mariana Sanchez, Buena Vista, 2nd (5:42.40)

400: Jaymie Sanchez, Van Horn, Wild Card (1:02.79)

1600 relay: Buena Vista (Melissa Esquivel, Fernanda Malagon, Kiara Corona, Melanie Malagon), 2nd (4:21.06)