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Chester track advances to Area

Chester varsity track team.Chester varsity track team.

by Wendy Whitworth

Varsity Track
The district 26A-II track meet was held Wednesday, April 9 at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin. The Chester Ladyjackets came away with the district championship. The Chester Yellowjackets finished fourth overall in team totals. The teams will be advancing to area in many individual and team relay events which will be held Wednesday, April 16 in Lufkin. This was a great day for the Chester athletic program. The following athletes placed in several events: Tyra Adair placed first 100m run, 200m run, and the 400m run, and second in the long jump and triple jump; Kyrstin Jobe placed first in the 800m run, 1600m run, and placed third in the 800m relay; Destiny Kuehn placed third in the 800m relay, second in the 1600m relay, and sixth in the 400m relay; Laken Read placed third in the 800m relay and shot put, second in the 1600m relay, and sixth in the 400m relay; Kalee Thomson placed first in the 2400m run, second in the 1600m run, and 1600m relay, and sixth in the 400m relay; Kylee Thomson placed third in the 800m relay and second in the 1600m relay; Alexis Paire placed third in discus; Donna Martin placed third in the 800m run and fourth in the 1600m run; Alexis Washington placed sixth in the 400m relay; Cord Neal placed second in the 1600m relay, discus, and triple jump, fourth in the 800m run, and fifth in the long jump; Keaton Whitworth placed third in the 200m run and second in the 1600m relay; Colten Martin placed second in the 1600m relay; Billy Thompson placed first in pole vault, second in the 1600m relay, and fourth in the 400m relay; Kris Kuehn placed fourth in the 400m relay; Carlos Berry placed fourth in the 400m relay; Levi Watts placed fourth in the 400m relay, sixth in shot put, and fifth in discus; Dakota Thomas placed fifth in the 1600m run, and J.J. Cowan placed fifth in the 300m hurdles. "We had athletes competing in events who showed more than athletic ability who were willing to do what we needed them to do to win a championship," comments Coach Barnes. The following athletes that will be advancing to area are: Adair, Jobe, Kuehn, Read, Paire, Thomson, Martin, Kuehn, Whitworth, Watts, Thompson, Berry, Neal, and Martin. The track manager is Maddie Read.

Junior High Track
The district 26A-II junior high track meet was held on Monday, April 7 at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin. The girls finished fifth and the boys finished third overall in team totals. The following athletes who competed and their results are: Selah Spaulding placed first in the 1600m run, second in the 800m run, and fourth in the 400m run; Amory Parker placed third in the 300m hurdles and 4th 100m hurdles; Ashlyn Overstreet placed second in the shot put, third in the discus, and ran the 800m run, Carmen Mahaffey ran the 100m run, and the 200m run; Sarah Brown ran the 100m run, 200m run, and 400m run; Ladarius Kirkwood - 1st 100m, 2nd shot put, 3rd 200m, and 3rd 1600m relay; Mason Richard placed first in the discus, fifth in the 800m relay, and ran the 110m hurdles and the 300m hurdles; Dane Barnes placed second in the 2400m run, third in the 1600m run, and fifth in the 800m relay; Seth Read placed third in the 1600m relay, fifth in the 800m relay, and ran the 100m dash; Cooper Bendy placed third in the 1600m relay and fifth in the 800m relay; Jaqualin George placed second in the 200m, third in the 100m run, and third in the 1600m relay; J.T. Martin placed fifth in the discus, and shot put. "The junior high teams had a great season and I am looking forward to those who will be competing in high school next year," said Coach Barnes.

Yellowjacket Baseball and Softball
The Chester Yellowjackets dropped a 20-4 decision to the West Sabine Tigers on Tuesday, April 8 and lost 16-0 to the Colmesneil Bulldogs on Thursday, April 10. The Lady Jackets took the win over West Sabine 6-4, but lost 4-6 to Colmesneil.

The Lady Jackets and Yellowjackets will face Zavalla at home on April 17, and the Yellowjackets will play Burkeville there on Tuesday, April 22.

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