May 4, 2016 - Joaquin, Shelbyville, Tenaha and Timpson High Schools all headed to Palestines Wildcat Stadium last Friday and Saturday to compete in the UIL Class 2A Regional Track and Field Championships.
Of our four county schools Shelbyville and Timpson came away with the most bragging rights with five athletes qualifying for state competition in four events.
For Shelbyville, Lady Dragon Bailey Rabalais qualified with a second place discus throw of 111.07 feet. Keana Osby won the regional 800 meter run title by posting a 2:23.18 minute time. The schools relay team of Hannah Hall, Kyra Ross, Keana Osby, and Cleosha Jeter won the 4x200 meter relay with a 1:46.22 time, and won the 4X400 meter relay by blazing through the coarse with a time of 4:07.95.
Timpson's Devonta Thompson qualified for state in the 100 Meter Dash with a 10.6 second time. Chandler Burgay placed second to qualify with a discus throw of 129.06 feet. Jordan Osby placed third to reach the podium in the triple jump with a 42.05 feet total. Nictaeo Scourton qualified with a second place shot put throw of 46.00 feet. Hayden Smith won the 400 meter dash with a 50.76 second time to move on to the next level.
Joaquin Ram Kieth Johnson won the 100 meter hurdles with a scorching 15.31 second mark.
The state meet will take place at on May 12-14, at Mike Myers Stadium, University of Texas in Austin.