Woodside, Chism top performers for KHS in Lobos meet


Track season has just really gotten under way for Kilgore High School, and already, Zoe Craven continues her mission to do well in everything in which she competes.

Craven, one of a handful of Lady Bulldogs who also run cross-country and play soccer, finished second in the girls 3200 meter run in the Lobo Relays in Longview on Friday.

Craven finished with a run of 12 minutes, 19.40 seconds, and teammate Cristina Rosas was fourth (13 minutes, 3.95 seconds).

It was one of several good performances by the KHS track teams, who are off this week for spring break.

KHS girls: The team of Irelyn Williams, Carter Williams, Alicia Jones and Chicuqita Crain finished third in the 400 meter relay (50 seconds, flat), and second in the 800 meter relay (1 minute, 47.42 seconds). In the mile relay, Carter Williams, Emma Taylor, Crain and Aligah Colbert were fourth (4:17.46).

Shadestiny Chism won the girls triple jump for KHS (35 feet, 1 ½ inches), and Jamaria Thomas was second (34 feet, 2 ¾ inches). Thomas was third in the long jump (15 feet, 11 inches). Chism was fifth in the high jump (four feet, eight inches).

KHS girls track is coached by Robert Cooley.

KHS boys: Among the highlights for coach Phillip Lane’s Bulldogs was the solid performance of Cameron Jackson in the sprint events.

Jackson won the 100 meter dash with a blazing time of 10.85 seconds, the only runner to finish under 11 seconds in the event. Jackson finished second in the 200 (22.19 seconds).

Austin Bain was second for KHS in the 3200 meter run (10 minutes, 33.29 seconds). The team of Jackson, Anthany Smith, Alex Chavez and Ken Lacy was third in the 400 relay, and the foursome of Omar Sanders, Noah Odom, Bobby Owens and Lacy was third in the 800 relay. Odom, Smith, Chavez and Owens were fourth in the mile relay.

Calvin Woodside did well in throwing events for Kilgore. He won the shot put, a best distance of 45 feet, six inches, and finished with a best of 119 feet, six inches (fifth place).

Teammate Deundre Blanton was second to Woodside in shot, finishing just one inch back (45-5), and Kentrovious Anderson was fourth (43 feet, eight inches).


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