Track and field: Sanger squads sweep 9-3A championships

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SANGER — The Sanger Indians made it a clean sweep at the District 9-3A track and field championships on Thursday, claiming both the boys and girls titles.

The Sanger boys were dominant, racking up 237 points and six event titles. Decatur was second with 183 points followed by Gainesville with 76, Bridgeport with 54 and Krum with 53.

In the girls division, Sanger won nine events to claim the team title with a two-point margin over Decatur, 193-191, with Krum a distant third at 130. Gainesville was fourth with 62 points, while Bridgeport finished with 31.

In the boys division, Brance Watts and Clay Worthey finished 1-2 in both the shot put and discus. In the shot competition, Watts won with a toss of 50 feet, 2 1/2 inches, while Worthey took second at 44-11. In the discus, Watts had a winning throw of 136-5 1/2 to Worthey’s 136-4 1/4.

Sanger’s other first-place finishes came from Jacob Perry in the 3,200 meters (9 minutes, 48.02 seconds), Wyatt Broxson in the 200 (22.19), the 400-meter relay (42.99) and the 800 relay (1:33.41).

Krum’s Cade Wall picked up the Bobcats’ only first-place finish by winning the high jump with a leap of 6-2. Joseph Clark of Sanger was second, also at 6-2.

In the girls division, Sanger got an early lead in the points race by winning three of the five field events — Madi Wilson in the discus (118-25), Jaylen Pegues in the long jump (16-3) and Grace Muir in the pole vault (8-0).

In the running events, Bre Henderson was a double winner, taking the 400 (59.14) and the 200 (26.49). Brandi Stalder won the 3,200 (12:49.31), while Audrey Springer claimed first in the 1,600 (5:38.94). The Lady Indians won the 400 relay (51.46) and the 800 relay (1:49.55) and were nipped at the tape in the 1,600 relay by Decatur.

Krum’s Savannah Brinkley edged out two teammates to win the triple jump. She had a winning leap of 33-7 1/2, while Traci Brinkley was second at 33-0 and Hatti Murray was third at 32-7 3/4.


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