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Spurger Pirate Track Wins Big at Area; Headed to Regionals

The Spurger track team—Shown, (Top row l to r): Chase Shook, Gantt Stone, Coltyn Simon, and Darrell Tompkins. (Bottom row, l to r) Fabian Hefty, Jayvn Fontenot, and Kaleb Hyden.The Spurger track team—Shown, (Top row l to r): Chase Shook, Gantt Stone, Coltyn Simon, and Darrell Tompkins. (Bottom row, l to r) Fabian Hefty, Jayvn Fontenot, and Kaleb Hyden.

by Hannah Grissom

The Spurger Pirate track team competed, April 19, in the area track meet. It was held at Lufkin High School. Both girls and boys teams are coached by Coach Murphy Martin.

The girls' team tied for second place at area against Moulton with 103 points.

Gabriella Urias-Jimenez placed second in the 1600m run. She also placed second in the 3200m run. Chloe Peterson, McKenzy Hatton, Vivian Zoch, and Shelly Pledger placed third 4x100 relay. Ashley Mock, Tabitha Martin, Pledger, and Gracie Greenwood placed fourth in the 4x200 relay.

In the 100m hurdles, Zoch placed second, Hatton placed third, and Shelly Martin placed fourth. In the 300m hurdles, Zoch placed first and Peterson placed third. Zoch placed second in long jump. Mock placed second in discus. Peterson placed second in high jump.
The boys team, placed first at area with 117 points.

In the 100m dash, Kaleb Hyden placed second and Jayvn Fontenot placed third. Jayvn Fontenot placed second in the 200m dash. Fabian Hefty placed second in the 1600m run. Fabian also placed second in the 3200m run.

In the 100m hurdles Kaleb Hyden placed second and Chase Shook placed fourth. Kaleb Hyden placed second in the 300m hurdles. In shot put, Coltyn Simon placed first and Darrell Tompkins placed third. In discus, Coltyn Simon placed second and Darrell Tompkins placed third. Jayvn Fontenot placed third in triple jump. Chase Shook placed third in high jump.

Both girls and boys are advancing to Regionals which will be held at Sam Houston State University on Friday, April 28.