By Tom Behrens, email@example.com
The Bubba Fife Relays were held in Katy, March 4 at Tompkins High School with the team championships going to The Woodlands. The Lady Highlanders amassed 169 points to win the girls division, keeping ahead of a Tompkins squad that won three of the seven relays at the unique meet.
District 19-6A results
Top 10 teams: 1. The Woodlands, 169; 2. Tompkins, 127; 3. Katy, 111; 4. Cinco Ranch, 85; 5. Langham Creek, 67; 6. Seven Lakes, 66; 7. Travis, 43; 8. Alvin, 28; 9. Cy Ranch, 12; 9. Morton Ranch, 12
Top 10 teams: 1. The Woodlands, 111.6; 2. Langham Creek, 106.3; 3. Strake Jesuit, 100; 4. Seven Lakes, 83; 5. Travis, 68; 6. Morton Ranch, 57; 7. Katy, 56; 8. Cinco Ranch, 38; 9. Tompkins, 33; 10. St. Pius X, 20
Katy won two girls relays, taking gold in the distance medley and 3,200-meter relay, the first in meet-record time. Individual female champions included Cinco Ranch’s McKenna Molder (300 hurdles), and Seven Lakes’ Dana Pollack, (pole vault).
Morton Ranch took home gold medals in the 400-meter relay.
Katy’s Ryan Yerrow won the 3,200, with teammate Garvin Chilton the runner-up. Individual male champions included Tompkins’ Mason Corbin, (high jump)
The Lady Falcons of Tompkins won all three relays. McKenzie Foster, Marisa Richardson, Tyra White and Collins clocked a 48.37 to win the 400 relay. Collins anchored the 800 relay as Jasmin Michchell, Sarah Kirby and Ryan Little came in at 1:43.58. Collins added on gold winning the 100 meter dash with 12.05 and placed fifth in the long jump.
Distance runner Alyssa Balandrawn won the 3,200 and earned silver in the 1,600, while Zoe Shanklin and Lauren Robinson combined for eight points in the shot put.
Rebeca Beaird, Kirby and Mitchell were joined by Elena Wolf for the mile relay, clocking a 3:55.45. The Lady Falcons were in third place during the second lap but closed the gap and traded leads with The Woodlands before finally taking over around the 150-meter mark.
Strake Jesuit Crusaders scored in nine events, notably winning consecutive races in the sprint medley relay and distance medley relay. Luke Stavinoha, Jason Bugg, Matthew Drury and Matthew Boling clocked a 3:29.84 for the sprint medley win, while a 10:44.92 run by Jeff Price, Diego Soto, Tyler Litton and Will Hartwig won by almost 10 seconds.
Boling, Drury, Bugg and Price teamed up for a 3:20.89 in the 1,600 relay, holding off Travis by a full second. The Crusaders also won the bronze medal in the sprint relay and took fourth in the 3,200 relay. Boling led individually, leaping 23-4 ¼ in the long jump.