Eagles, Vandals, Tigers face off at meet

The three biggest school districts in Van Zandt County, Canton, Van and Wills Point, sent athletes to Emory Rains High School for the second consecutive week.

On April 13-14, that trio of schools all sent track teams to compete at the District 14-4A Meet. Qualifying athletes once again returned to Emory Rains April 21, competing against some of East Texas’ best athletes at the 4A District 13-14 Area Meet.

Varsity boys results included:

-100: Cooper Bledsoe, Van, sixth

-200: Dylan Cox, Canton, third; Kendrick Jones, Van, fourth; Joseph Paddock, WP, fifth; Bradley Fitzgerald, Van, seventh

-400: Bryce Wilkens, Canton, second

-1600: Jacob Carter, Van, fourth; Cordale Harrison, Canton, fifth; Austin Slenk, Van, eighth

-3200: Jacob Carter, Van, fourth; Matthew Hook, Canton, sixth; Austin Slenk, Van, seventh

-110 Hurdles: Tre Lovett, Van, second

-300 Hurdles: Tre Lovett, Van, first

-4x100: Van, third; WP, fifth

-4x200: Canton, fourth; Van, sixth

-4x400: Canton, third; Van, eighth

-Shot Put: Brax Thompson, Van, eighth

-Discus: Austin Yarber, Canton, fourth; Bryan Sherwood, WP, seventh

-High Jump: Zanden Worley, Van, first; Chris Goodson, Canton, second

-Pole Vault: Colin Millsap, Canton, first

-Long Jump: Kendrick Jones, Van, fourth; Brett Doring, Van, eighth

-Triple Jump: Kendrick Jones, Van, first; Brett Doring, Van, sixth

Varsity girls results included:

-100: Iyanna Clark, Canton, first; Champagne Martinsen, Canton, fifth; Hannah Scott, Van, sixth

-200: Iyanna Clark, Canton, second; Lorna Henderson, Canton, fifth; Chelsey Casteel, Canton, sixth

-400: Sage Davis, Canton, third; Abbie Phillips, WP, fourth; Olivia Boyd, Canton, eighth

-800: Juliana Bratcher, Canton, fourth; Rachel Cade, Canton, sixth; Macie Reynolds, Van, seventh

-1600: Juliana Bratcher, Canton, third; Karen James, Canton, sixth; Macie Reynolds, Van, seventh; Gabriela Gonzalez, WP, eighth

-3200: Karen James, Canton, third; Lindsey Lamar, Canton, sixth; Beth Maddox, Van, seventh; Holly Settegast, Van, eighth

-100 Hurdles: Paloma Pitman, Van, fifth; Erin King, WP, sixth

-300 Hurdles: Cassie Carnine, Canton, third; Makenzie Voorhis, Canton, fifth; Paloma Pitman, Van, eighth

-4x100: Canton, second; WP, sixth

-4x200: Canton, second; WP, sixth

-4x400: Canton, third; WP, sixth; Van, eighth

-Shot Put: Carlie Jarman, Van, fourth; Morgan Jarman, Van, sixth

-Shot Put (Wheelchair): Shelbi Walser, WP, first

-Discus: Morgan Jarman, Van, second; Haley Thompson, Van, sixth; Kaylee Nilius, Canton, seventh

-High Jump: Hannah Manry, Canton, fifth

-Pole Vault: Makiah Dodd, Van, first; Cheyenne Willis, WP, sixth; Rachel Cade, Canton, seventh

-Long Jump: M’Kenna Daniel, Van, eighth

-Triple Jump: Mattie Tullos, Canton, sixth

The challenge will become even tougher for top finishers from the Area Meet in the coming days, with the Regional Track Meet scheduled April 29-30 at Texas A&M Commerce.