AMARILLO — Clovis High’s girls finished third while the boys were sixth in the 15-team Amarillo Relays track meet Friday and Saturday.
Senior Antiesha Brown led the Lady Wildcats, winning long jump competition at 16 feet, 9 inches and triple jump at 34-11 1/2. Senior Tara DeWitt was second in the 200 with a state-qualifying mark of 26.04 seconds, while two relays also finished second.
The Lady Cats scored 85 points to trail Canyon (101) and Amarillo Tascosa (85). Clovis was the only non-Texas school in either boys or girls competition.
“The kids ran really well,” CHS girls coach Darrel Ray said. “Everything was so much better today (than Friday because) the weather was so much better.”
The 800 relay missed a state qualifying time by .03 seconds, Ray said, finishing second at 1:48.03. “That tells you how well they ran,” he said, referring to the breezy conditions.
The boys, meantime, finished with 43 points. Tascosa won the meet with 125 points to 99 1/2 for Amarillo Palo Duro.
Wildcats coach Darren Kelley acknowledged the windy conditions hampered times.
“I wish we could find a weekend where the wind doesn’t blow,” Kelley said. “This is not the fastest group of kids, but they compete hard and they work hard.”
Clovis’ best finish was a second in the 400 relay with Michael Johnson, Jonathan Johnson, Tre Orozco and Quran Wiggins in 44.35 seconds. Kenny Betts finished third in shot put with a state-qualifying mark of 49-6 1/2, while the 1,600 relay team was also third in 3:33.05.
The Cats were without senior thrower Richie Chavez, who competed in the high school division of the Texas Relays this weekend in Austin. Chavez, who set the school shot put record in a meet at Hobbs this spring at 59-9, finished sixth in Saturday’s competition, going 53-6 1/4.
On Friday, Chavez was eighth in discus at 169-2, not far off his personal best of 171 feet set last year.
Clovis teams will host the Wildcat Relays on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium.