Lions excel at District Meet


By Anthony Collins

The Lockhart Lions hosted the District 25-5A Track Meet last Wednesday and Thursday. Over the course of two days, athletes from the district gathered at Lion Stadium to compete in a series of events.

The event kicked off on Wednesday with the Field events and Michael Foster of Lockhart secured a second-place finish in the Boys Varsity Discus competition, therefore advancing on to the area qualifier as well as Lions’ High Jumpers Bob Estrada, and Kennedy Roland.

Rakaia Walker, Peyton Johnson, Bailey O’Keefe, and Kennedy Roland, as members of the Lady Lions’ 4×100-meter relay team, managed to secure the top spot by clocking in at 48.65 seconds, to outkick the team from Leander Rouse. Their impressive performance not only earned them a first-place finish but also secured their spot in the upcoming area qualifier.

Jade Selmon continued to be impressive during the track and field events, securing yet another victory in the 100-meter hurdles. Displaying her athleticism and technique, she effortlessly cleared each hurdle, leaving her competitors behind. Not content with just one triumph, Selmon also showcased her versatility by securing a second-place finish in the highly competitive 300-meter hurdles.

Walker displayed her dominance in the highly competitive 100-meter and 200-meter dash events. Her incredible skills and determination were evident as she delivered an awe-inspiring performance that resulted in her sweeping victories in both races. Her performances not only secured her wins but also secured a spot in the area qualifier.

In the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relay races, the boys of Lockhart, including Ashton Dickens, Jordan Frohock, Evan Estrada, and Kaidyn Roland-Brite, took first place in both events.

During the 3,200-meter race on Wednesday, Lion Senior Exequiel (Zeke) Sanchez had an outstanding performance, placing third. His remarkable display continued into Thursday’s 1,600-meter race where he clinched second-place. As a result of his impressive performances, Sanchez has earned a spot in the upcoming area qualifier at Canyon High School, further solidifying his position as a top contender in the district.

With a standing ovation, Thursday’s event commenced as the Lions’ Special Olympic Team entered the track, captivating the audience and setting the pace for an action-packed day of games with an 50-yard dash.


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