Track meet to be held

With a new twist this year, the annual (57th) Brady-Heart of Texas Relays will have a junior and senior division. The juniors will kick off the big event on Friday (4 p.m. today) at Bulldog Stadium while the seniors will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the same venue. The relays are a bit earlier this year with hopes that the usual competition around the first of April will allow more schools to enter. It didn’t happen. Some 40 invitations were sent out, and only four teams (about the same number of the past several years) are coming. This is the first track meet of the season for most schools. In the junior high meet, the host Brady team will be competing against boys and girls from Coleman, Llano, Bangs, and Comanche. The senior high meet in four divisions, varsity boys and girls and junior varsity boys and girls, will see teams from Ballinger, Coleman, Bangs, Liberty Hill, and Brady. Llano dominate the four-division high school meet last year, winning three championships. The Yellow-jackets, however, were upset in the varsity boys’ division as the Brady Bulldogs outscored them, 193 points to 155 points. Llano is not competing in the meet this year, possibility because the Lady Yellowjackets are at the state basketball tournament. “We look for a good meet, providing that the weather improves,” meet director and Brady boys’ track coach Doug Holtzclaw said Wednesday afternoon as the mercury hovered around the freezing mark. Joe James of Athletic Supply will be the meet’s starter and referee. The schedule of events are: Junior High Brady-Heart of Texas Relays Friday, March 2’4 p.m. Field Events Long Jump’8th boys, 7th boys (upper east pit); 8th girls, 7th girls (upper west pit). Pole Vault’7th boys, 8th boys. Triple Jump’7th boys, 8th boys (lower north pit), 7th girls, 8th girls, (lower south pit). Discus’8th girls, 7th girls, 8th boys, 7th boys. High Jump’8th girls, 8th boys (upper pit), 7th girls, 7th boys (lower pit). Shot Put’8th boys, 7th boys, 8th girls, 7th girls. 4:30 p.m.’2400m run (all divisions, 8th girls, 7th boys, 8th boys). Running Finals (Running will not begin until field events are completed. Running order: 7th girls, 8th girls, 7th boys, 8th boys). 4x100m relay, 800m dash, 100m hurdles (7th girls/8th girls), 110m hurdles (7th boys, 8th boys), 100m dash, 800m relay (7th girls, 8th girls), 400m dash (7th boys, 8th boys, 7th girls, 8th girls), 300m hurdles, 200m dash, 1600m run, 4×400 relay. Brady-Heart of Texas Relays Saturday, March 3’10 a.m. Field Events Long Jump’V boys, V girls (upper east pit), JV boys, JV girls (lower north pit). Triple Jump’V girls, V boys (upper west pit), JV girls, JV boys (lower south pit. Discus’V girls, JV girls, V boys, JV boys. High Jump’V girls, V boys (upper pit), JV boys, JV girls (lower pit). Shot Put’V boys, JV boys, V girls, JV girls. Pole Vault’JV girls, V girls, JV boys, V boys. 10:30’3200m run, all divisions. Running Finals’1 p.m. (Events will be run in the following order: JV girls, V girls, JV boys, V boys). 4x100m relay, 800m run, 100m hurdles, 100m dash, 800m relay (girls only), 400m dash (JV boys, V boys, JV girls, V girls), 300m IH, 200m dash, 1600m run, 4x400m relay.

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