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CHS track fares well at Region I 3-A meet
CHS track fares well at Region I 3-A meet
Lyndel Moody
Monday, April 26, 2021

ABILENE — Coahoma’s Christian Everett finished the 2021 track season in fourth place in the women’s 100 meter dash at the Region I 3-A meet on Saturday in Abilene. 

The Coahoma High School sophomore crossed the line at 12.70, shaving off time from her regional qualifying and area championship race, which was 12.92.

In the men’s track events, Sean Striegler finished seventh in the 200 meter dash finals with a time of 22.81. Both the 4x100 and 4x200 mens relay teams finished in sixth place in the finals. The 4x100 relay team of JR Emerson, Austin Perkins, Tristan Guerrero, and Striegler finished with a time of 44.31, and the 4x200 relay team of Emerson, Guerrero, Billy Bailey, and Striegler crossed the line at 1:32.21. 

In the wheelchair competition, Vance Ott brought home gold in the shot put, 100 meter dash and 400 meter dash. Ott will learn sometime this week if he qualifies for the state meet set for May 7, in Austin. 

In the field events, MaKynlee Overton set a personal best and broke the school record for the third time this year with a throw of 37-02.25. She placed fifth place in the women’s division. 

Ashton Kimball threw 44-02.25 in the men’s shot put competition and ended in 10th place. Striegler placed 15th in the long jump with a distance of 20-04.25.

The Region I 3-A track prelims were held on Friday. Emerson and Julia Cox competed in the 200 meter dash in their respective divisions. Emerson finished in 11th place with a time of 23.51 in the men’s division and Cox clocked 27.95 for 15th place. Only the top eight of each running event moved on to the finals. 

The CHS track team has had one of its best years in many seasons. 

Region I Track Meet
ACU, Abilene, Texas
April 23-24

100 Meters  — 4. Christian Everett, 12.70.
Shot Put — 5. MaKynlee Overton, 37-02.25.

200 Meters — 7. Sean Striegler, 22.81.
4x100 Relay — 6. Coahoma (JR Emerson, Austin Perkins, Tristan Guerrero, Sean Striegler), 44.31.
4x200 Relay — 6. Coahoma (JR Emerson, Tristan Guerrero, Billy Bailey, Sean Striegler), 1:32.21.
Shot Put — 10. Ashton Kimball, 44-02.25.
Long Jump  — 15. Sean Striegler, 20-04.25.

Wheelchair Division
Shot Put — 1. Vance Ott
100 Meter Dash — 1. Vance Ott
400 Meter Dash — 1. Vance Ott