It was a storied and record-breaking track and field season for the Graham Junior High seventh and eighth grade boys and girls teams, as all four ended up district champs for 2014.
On March 6, the GJHS team won big in their first meet of the year in Graham. Then they won it all again in Bridgeport on the 18th. Their last meet prior to district competition was in Decatur, and once more, GJHS took first place as a team.
At the Graham Junior High Track Meet, GJHS won with a collective 147, and the next closest team was Brownwood at 132. At the Bridgeport Junior High Track Meet GJHS set an insurmountable gap with a collective 182.5 points.
Argyle came in second at that meet with 139. Breann Mayes was integral to the success of the GJHS track and field team, but she also set three records for the school at each meet before district. The first was in Graham on March 6. She broke a school record set back in 2004 by Britanny Underwood. She then broke her own record in Bridgeport and then again in Decatur.
Mayes didn’t break any records in this past weekend’s district meet, but she did manage to come in first in the shot put once again with a throw of 35-feet-3.5-inches. This was shy of her first record-setting throw in Graham of 36-feet-five-inches, but still created a comfortable distance from the rest of the pack.
Other noteworthy finishes for the district meet include Michelle Delong, who finished first in the 400-meters, Emma Ranger, who finished first in the 800-meters, Maria Hernandez, who finished first in the 1,600-meters and Vanessa Murillo, who earned first place in the 300-meter hurdles.
Read the entire story in Wednesday's Graham Leader.