Tigers ‘Lee-ve’ track foes behind
So were Big Blue’s last two meets and the Tigers liked the surroundings one county to the south just fine.
• At Thursday’s Lexington Relays, Big Blue was second with 101 points despite missing two athletes who combined to win six events at the previous meet.
• Which was the Buffalo Relays in Giddings just before spring break. Rockdale was also second at that meet, with 105 points, but was the top 3A team in the field.
The district meet is back in Giddings.
‘TECH’-NICALITY—RHS competed at Lexington without Daniel Brooks and LeRaven Clark, who were visiting Texas Tech that day and participated in the Lubbock Cooper Relays instead.
C a meron won t he me et with 128 points, followed by Rockdale which was the top team of four 23AAA squads in the field.
(A fifth, La Grange, had finished well behind the Tigers in Giddings.)
DOUBLE WINNER—The longer the race, the higher the finish for RHS on Thursday.
Jacob Gerren won the 800 meters in 2: 05.06 and outdueled teammate Juan Rubio to take the 1,600.
Gerren clocked in at 4:51.13 and Rubio at 4:52.72.
Rubio had his own duel in the 3,200, out-kicking a pair of Yoemen to win in 10:35.34.
WEIGHT EVENTS— Rockdale also picked up points in bunches in the weight events.
Sal Bishop (43-4 and 128-9) was second in both the shot and discus.
Anthony Montoya (41-11 and 112- 8) took fourth in those events.
MORE POINTS—Tindle was second in the 300-hurdles with a 41.2 clocking.
Brandon Wright took third in the 200 meters with a 53.52 effort.
Terral Dixon was third (16.08) and Tindle fourth (16.14) in the 110 hurdles.
LADY TIGERS—Rockdale’s Lady Tigers scored 33 points to place sixth in the 11-team field.
Emily Brinkley won her specialty events, taking the shot put with a 38-1 toss and hurling the discus 101 feet, 8-1/2 inches.
Sarah Snelson cleared 4-10 to place second in the high jump.
Victoria Drake was fourth in the 300-hurdles (51.28) and sixth (17.87) in the 100-meter hurdles.
JVs—Rockdale won the JV girls division with 179 points and the JV boys were second with 114.
GIDDI NG S— At Gidd ings (results not received until this week) Brooks, Brinkley and Clark each posted multiple wins.
Brooks won four events, taking the long jump with a 22- 2 effort, and leading a 1- 2- 3 Tiger sweep in the 110-hurdles in 14.91.
He also won the 300-hurdles with a 40.79 clocking and captured the 100- meter dash in 10.69.
Clark out-tossed the field in both weight events, winning the discus with a 149-6 throw and leading a 1-2-3 Tiger sweep in the shot with a 38-9-1/2 throw.
Juan Rubio picked up Rockdale’s other first-place finish, clocking in at 10:36.84 to win the 3,200 meters.
Rockdale was second in the varsity boys division with 105 points.
L A DY TIGER S—Brinkley won the shot put (38-5) and discus (106-2) for the Lady Tigers.
Sarah Snelson cleared 4-4 to win the high jump.
Rockdale totaled 36 points and was fourth in team competition.
JV—Rockdale’s girls won the JV division, rolling up 185 points, while the Tiger JV amassed 139 and was runner-up to meet winner Del Valle.
(All results on page 3C.)