Ballinger High School hosted the Ballinger Relays March 9 with the varsity girls finishing a close second to Jim Ned.

Ballinger High School hosted the Ballinger Relays March 9 with the varsity girls finishing a close second to Jim Ned. Kenzey Sanchez and Lexie Davenport took second and third in the 1600M and first and second in the 3200M while Sydney Bowman and Lexie Davenport finished first and second in the 800M. The 4x400 team consisting of Kelsey Hughes, Sydney Bowman, Kinley Gray and Hannah Huston also came in with a second place finish.

The Ballinger Boys Track team, which is still struggling to find its footing had Adam Hauser finish in second place in the 100M and Clayton Hagey 4th in the discus.

Even more impressive for Ballinger were their junior varsity teams. The boys squad tied Wall for first place overall. R.J. Odom came in second in the 100M, while Kameron Ferguson and Pete Dillard finished 1st and 2nd in the 400M. Just as impressive in the 3200M was Josh Sauceda, Andres Garza and Nate Gallant came in second, third and fourth respectively.The 4x400 team consisting of Ethan Pratt, Odom, Kameron Ferguson and Peter Alfaro finished second, as did Kennedy Byler in the Pole Vault.

For the girls JV team there was a runaway in the works. Rosemary Delgado and Grace Rutledge finished first and second in the 100M, while Brenda Martinez and Destiny Manley did the same in the 800M. Avery Schneirs was second in the 1600M and 3200M while Katie Michalewicz was 3rd in the 3200M. Becca Holden finished second in the 100M hurdles.

Ballinger had three second place finishes in the relays with Oriana King, Delgado, Sarah Booher and Lauren Landers in the 4x100M; Katy Duke, King, Karalyne Boggess and Lauren Landers in the 4x200M; Brenda Martinez,  Landers, Delgado and Manley in the 4x400M. Jessica Castleberry had a first place showing in the discus while Kaitlyn Guillen took second in the triple jump. The long jump was good for Ballinger as well with Landers finishing second followed by Delgado at third and Booher in fourth place.

Overall it was an impressive showing for Ballinger on their home track. The Bearcats will next compete in Sonora on March 18.