8th L.Mules Track @ District (4-5-14)
The eighth grade Lady Mules won the team silver in the District 2-2A Track Meet in Abernathy Saturday by scoring 113.5 points. They were just 16 points behind the district champion team from Abernathy. Tulia, Dimmitt, Friona, Olton and Littlefield finished in that order behind the Lady Mules.
Conley Niblett got the Lady Mules off to a fast start by winning the gold medal in the high jump with a leap of four feet two inches. Brianna Barron tied for the silver medal at a height of 4-00.00.
Niblett earned the bronze medal in the long jump with a leap of 19-03.50 and Liliana Barrera placed sixth at 12-07.50.
Brianna Barron had a gold medal vault of 6-00.00 and Cassidy Cage cleared 5-06.00 for the silver medal. Jennifer Orozco placed sixth in the 2400-meter run with a time of 11 minutes and 17.38 seconds.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Kimberly Lopez, Melody Moran, Niblett and Barron won the bronze medal with a time of 57.52. Cage won the bronze medal and Yvonne Diaz placed fourth in the 800-meter run with times of 2:53.68 and 2:55.19 respectively.
Nancy Martinez was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a 20.43. Barron, Lopez, and Moran placed fourth, fifth and sixth with times of 14.20, 14.26 and 14.68 respectively. Alexis Campos, Moran, Niblett and Barron teamed up in the 4x200-meter relay for fourth place with a 2:04.63.
Ricarda Elizalde won the bronze medal in the 400-meter dash and Nancy Martinez placed sixth with times of 1:13.00 and 1:14.66 respectively. Brianna Velasquez ran sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a 1:03.18.
Lopez finished fourth in the 200-meter hurdles with a 31.35. Cage had a silver medal time of 6:49.16 in the 1600-meter run. The 4x400-meter relay team of Martinez, Velasquez, Niblett and Diaz finished fourth with a time of 4:56.03.
“This has been an awesome group of ladies to work with for two years,” said Lady Mule coach Edie Niblett. “I will miss them terribly, but know they will go on to help other Lady Mule teams be successful.”