Junior High Track Meet

Brady Middle School had a first, a second and two third places in the four-division Heart of Texas Junior High Relays here last Friday evening. The Brady 8th grade girls got the only victory, while Comanche registered three victories and a third. Coleman got two seconds in the meet. The Brady 8th grade girls easily won their division, scoring 218 points to runner-up Coleman’s 141 points. In the 8th grade boys’ division, the Brady team came close, but since the Bulldogs ran a split squad, they could get no closer than 39 points behind the winning Comanche team. The 7th grade boys and girls had to settle for third in their division. “Comanche showed a lot of talent in their junior high program,” Brady new athletic director Nathan Head-rick said. “It’s not only the boys’ program, but also the girls’,” he said. However, it was the Brady 8th grade girls that showed their stuff. The team had five individuals getting the gold medal, and all three relay teams also hit the tape in first place. Coach Misti Murphee was exceptionally pleased with her team’s performance. Dana Hagemann was a double winner, getting first places in the 300-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash. She also ran legs on two of the three victorious relay teams. Other eight grade winners were Jordan Barley (high jump) and Carrie Donop (400-meter dash). The winning 400-meter relay team consisted of Savannah Hernandez, Shanna Hagemann, Dana Hagemann and Tessa Martin. The 800-meter foursome was Donop, Liana Harper, Shanna Hagemann, and Martin. The 1600-meter relay team was Hernan-dez, Donop, Tiffany Bradshaw and Dana Hagemann. The second place boys’ eighth grade team had a double winner in sprinter Flemming Hightower, who copped the 100-meter dash in 12.26 and the 200-meter dash in 25.28. Jess Anderson also was a winner, taking first in the 400-meter dash in 58.87. Mackey Crawford also had a first place, winning the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 17.35. The other first place for Brady was in the 400-meter relay. The team of Paden Behrens, Anderson, Cooper Bagheri and Channing Booker won their race by less than 2/10 of a second over Comanche, running a time of 49.37. The 7th grade girls’ team was third place with 105 points. Comanche won the division with 177 points while Bangs was second with 107. The Brady B team was sixth with 10 points. The Brady A team was paced by Lauren Pittman, who got the squad’s only first place. She won the 100-meter hurdles in 19.18. The 7th grade boys were third in their division with 79 points. Comanche easily won the grouping with 182 points while Coleman was second with 128 points. Lance Andrews was a double winner for the Brady team. He won the high jump with a leap of 4-10 and took the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 20.41. Acie Morvan took second in both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. The four Brady Middle School teams will be in the Comanche Relays Friday, March 9.

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