The Steers and Lady Blues delivered at the Tiger Relays track meet on Thursday, March 27th in Jacksboro. Graham had one of its strongest performances of the year, with both the men’s and women’s teams taking first place overall in the team competition.
The Steers and Lady Blues started the day off strong in the pole vault, where, in the men’s case, Graham took two of the top six spots, with Bradley Little placing first and Nathan Flowers finishing fifth. The girl’s team has been consistent this season in the pole vault, and Thursday Cody Hays and Ally Riley earned second and third, respectively. But it was Kristin Adair’s 10-foot jump that stole the show. Adair also placed in the triple jump with a second place finish for Graham, and for the men’s team, Derek Sides finished second by soaring 41-feet-6.5-inches.
Ben Davis also tallied some points for the Steers by jumping to a fifth place rank, and in the long jump, Emily Davis rounded out the top six. Graham also excelled in the high jump, with Bryce Reeves earning fourth place for the men and Candice Martin placing fifth for the Blues, just behind Lexi Allen, a multiple-sport athlete, who sailed to the top spot by jumping over five feet.
For the braun field events, Juan Arrendondo launched his shot put 47 feet for a second-place finish, marking his third straight week of top-three finishes in the event. Lana Plaster and Sydney Smith both placed in the top three, with Plaster finishing second, barely beating out the third place finisher Smith.
Mikey Freeze had another strong outing, finishing second among the men’s discus throwers ahead of Jack Hays, the fifth-place finisher. For the women’s team, Haley Riggens flung her discus a little over 91 feet to put her at second place.
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