Newsome sweeps hurdles

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The girls’ track team from Sealy competed at the Tom Tom Relays in Yoakum to open their season and earned a fifth-place finish in the team results in the first time out.

Sophomore Brooke Kram got things started in the discus, registering a best throw of 90” 5.75’ to earn a fourth-place finish, grabbing the first four points for her team.

Breanna Brandes kept things going in the pole vault and locked up second place with a 10’ 6” clearance to secure eight points to the team total.

Zoee Jeffrey followed that jump with a long jump 16’ 1.75” which was good for third place and six team points.

She added a 30’ 10.75” triple jump, also finishing third, with teammate Brylie Bond hot on her heels with a 30’ 8” best jump to add 10 points to the Lady Tigers’ total.

Freshman Courtney Roberts earned another point for Sealy in the 800-meter race, finishing in 2:49.87.

Junior Raegan Newsome did what she does best and swept the hurdle races, both 110 and 300 meters.

Her time of 16.03 in the 110 was a full second and a half ahead of the second-place finisher from Calhoun. In the longer race, Newsome crossed the line 48.75 seconds after starting, well ahead of Beeville’s runner up who finished in 50.69.

A couple of Lady Tigers finished in the top six of the 400-meter race as well with Brandes grabbing fourth place in 1:05.34. Ally Dickens was not far behind with a time of 1:07.14, earning five more points to the total.

Jeffrey added a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 27.66 to grab eight points for her team.

Sealy got a big contribution from the 1600-meter relay team, earning 16 points for the second-place spot with a time of 4:24.45, just over a second behind the winning Cuero team.

Those points helped the Lady Tigers catapult to fifth overall, eight points ahead of Calhoun. Sealy’s total of 85 was only 15 behind the Lady Gobblers from Cuero who took home the championship.

Host Yoakum (97) Rockport Fulton (90) and Refugio (88) finished just above the runners in black and gold.

The Lady Tigers’ next time out on the track will be on their home turf at T.J. Mills Stadium at the Sam Dierschke Relays Thursday afternoon.

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