Thompson drops new records at 1-3A meet; Childress girls relay puts on display

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Spearman senior and University of Texas football signee, Brenen Thompson, set the meet records in the 100 and 200 meter dash during the Region I-3A Track and Field championships at Abilene Christian University on Friday and Saturday. [Ernie Bowen/ For Press Pass Sports]

He maybe on his way to play football for the University of Texas, however, Spearman’s Brenen Thompson is wanting to leave one lasting memory for Texas Panhandle fans on the track.

Thompson, who will head to his future school on May 12 for the UIL Class 3A state meet, was the talk of the Region I-3A Track and Field meet at Abilene Christian University by showing off his incredible speed that landed the senior two new meet records.

Thompson broke his own meet record he set last year during Friday’s prelims when he made a 10.22 in the 100 meter dash look easy.

Thompson followed that up with another huge Saturday. Thompson won the 100 meter dash with an impressive 10.29, then broke the meet record in the 200 meter with an eye-opening 21.00. The previous record held by Panhandle graduate, Delt Cockrell, of 21.19, had stood since 2002.

“It’s been a real blessing to be able to do what I do,” Thompson said. “I appreciate all my supporters, my family, team and coaches. None of this is possible without them. It’s been a heck of a ride, and I’m ready to to do it one more time at state.”

UT fans will for sure be in attendance when Thompson showcases his skills at the state meet. Thompson is the defending UIL Class 3A state champion in the 200 meter.

Thompson’s teammate, Jeb Garnett, added to the gold medal count for the Lynx winning the 110-meter hurdles race with a 14.93.

Braylen Lusby also had a great outing for Spearman. The sophomore won the 800 meter run clocking a 2:18.95. Lusby then punched her ticket to Austin by getting a silver in the 300-meter hurdles (46.33).

Childress sprinter Brandi Weeks, from right, holds off Jessie Fowler of Bushland to help the Lady Bobcats win the 400 meter relay during the Region I-3A Track and Field championships at Abilene Christian University on Saturday. [Ernie Bowen/ For Press Pass Sports]

The Childress girls relay made some noise with a banner afternoon. The 400 meter relay of Jaycee Perez, Chloe Churchill, Kate Taylor, Brandi Weeks) ran a season-best 49.24 to hold off Bushland for a gold medal, and a trip to state. Later in the day, the Lady Bobcats 800 meter relay team of Childress Brandi Weeks, Clarissa Gamboa, Kate Taylor, Chloe Carroll ran to a silver medal time 1:44.87 to qualify.

The Bushland track teams will take a host of athletes to Austin. The 400 meter relay team and the 1600 meter relay team placed second. Ellie Frye, who is a part of both qualifying relay squads, also advanced in the 400 meter dash sprinting to a 57.94. Teammate Jessie Fowler, who is a part of the 400 meter relay, won gold in the 100 meter dash running a 12.45 to hold off Canadian’s Samantha Krehbiel in a great race, and Jillian Howell will defend her state shot put title after a gold medal throw of 42-4 1/4.

On the boys side, Eric Grassel leaped an impressive 16-3 to win the pole vault event for the Falcons.

River Road’s Crawford Kiser won the 3200 meter run with a 9:50.48, and advanced in the 1600 meter (4:24.95). As for the race fans had been waiting for, the Childress boys 1600 mile relay squad of Creek Churchill, Lamont Nickelberry, Jacob Daniel, and Mark Willis, clocked a season-best 3:23.44 for a silver medal behind Sonora (3:22.67). Childress edged Canadian’s time of 3:23.57, as the Wildcats earned the wildcard spot for state.

The University Interscholastic League Class 3A state track meet is set for Thursday, May 12, at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

For full results of the Region I-3A track meet, please visit, https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/470538/results

Region I-3A Amarillo-area state qualifiers

Boys

100 meters

1st: Brenen Thompson, Spearman, 10.29

200 meters

1st: Brenen Thompson, Spearman, 21.00

400 meters

1st: Daniel Sianez, Muleshoe, 49.40

800 meters

No qualifiers

1600 meters

2nd: Crawford Kiser, River Road, 4:24.95

3200 meters

1st: Crawford Kiser, River Road, 9:50.48

110-meter hurdles

1st: Jeb Garnett, Spearman, 14.93

300-meter hurdles

No qualifiers

400 meter relay

No qualifiers

800 meter relay

No qualifiers

1600 meter relay

2nd: Childress (Creek Churchill, Lamont Nickelberry, Jacob Daniel, Mark Willis), 3:23.44

3rd: Canadian (Aiden Dickinson, Easton Galla, Trace Mitchell, Angel Hernandez), 3:23.57 (Wildcard)

High jump

No qualifiers

Long jump

No qualifiers

Triple jump

No qualifiers

Pole vault

1st: Eric Grassel, Bushland, 16-3

Discus

No qualifiers

Shot put

No qualifiers

Girls

100 meters

1st: Jessie Fowler, Bushland, 12.45

2nd: Samantha Krehbiel, Canadian, 12.47

200 meters

No qualifiers

400 meters

2nd: Ellie Frye, Bushland, 57.94

800 meters

1st: Braylen Lusby, Spearman, 2:18.95

1600 meters

3rd: Konnar McClendon, Canadian 5:26.47 (Wildcard)

3200 meter run

No qualifiers

100-meter hurdles

No qualifiers

300-meter hurdles

2nd: Braylen Lusby, Spearman, 46.33

400 meter relay

1st: Childress (Jaycee Perez, Chloe Churchill, Kate Taylor, Brandi Weeks), 49.24

2nd: Bushland (Ellie Frye, Kenley King, Bayleigh Eason, Jesse Fowler), 49.77

800 meter relay

2nd: Childress (Brandi Weeks, Clarissa Gamboa, Kate Taylor, Chloe Carroll), 1:44.87

1600 meter relay

2nd: Bushland (Joscelin Watson, Kenley King, Sloane Haile, Ellie Frye), 4:02.62

High jump

No qualifiers

Long jump

No qualifiers

Triple jump

No qualifiers

Pole vault

No qualifiers

Discus

No qualifiers

Shot put

1st: Jillian Howell, Bushland, 42-4 1/4

2nd: Mattie Boyd, Canadian, 40-2 1/4

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