SONORA - Sonora hosted the District 5-3A Meet on Monday April 10. Ballinger's Lady Cat track had a very impressive overall showing.

SONORA - Sonora hosted the District 5-3A Meet on Monday April 10. Ballinger’s Lady Cat track had a very impressive overall showing. The varsity squad came in second place overall to Wall and the junior varsity squad came in first place. On the boy’s side the varsity squad came in fifth and the junior varsity came in second place as they were narrowly edged out by Grape Creek.

Individually there were some impressive performers that will advance to Area. Elyssa Korn continued her outstanding freshman season coming in second place with a 13.02 in the 100M. Kelsey Hughes and Sydney Bowman came in third and fourth in the 400M and Bowman also came in third in the 800M with Lexie Davenport hot on her heels in fourth place.

McKenzey Sanchez and Davenport continued what they have done most of the year and dominated the 1600M and the 3200M with Davenport taking first in the 1600 and Sanchez close behind and they flipped their finish on the 3200 with Kenny coming in 1st.

Dakota Boone took third in the 100M hurdles with Haley Matschek took fourth, though Mataschek came out and took third in the 300M hurdle. All three relay teams did well with the 4x100 team of Ally Cortese, Kinlee Bowman, Hannah Huston and Korn taking third; The 4x200 team of Matschek, Kinley Gray, Vivian Guerrero and Bowman taking third; The 4x400 team of Sydney Bowman, Hannah Huston, Gray and Hughes taking second. Jadyn Gore also qualified to move on to Area with a fourth place throw in the discus of 91 feet, 8 inches.

One the JV side Rosemary Delgado impressed taking first place in the 100M while Katy Duke took first in the 200M. Destiny Manley and Brenda Martinez took first and second in the 400M and 800M while Lauren Landers took first in the Long jump and the triple jump. Jessica Castleberry had a strong throw in the discus of 84’09”.

Qualifying for area on the boys varsity side are Jon Johnson in the High Jump and the Long Jump with third place finishes and Clayton Hagey with a fourth place finish in the discus. Junior varsity fared better with RJ Odom taking third in the 100M while Kameron Ferguson came in fourth in the 400M and Pete Alfaro was second in the 800M. Andres Garza took third in the 1600M. Kennedy Byler was second in the 300M hurdles while also finishing first in the pole vault. Ty Sensabaugh had a good showing with a first place finish in the high jump while also taking third in the discus. Relay runners Ethan Pratt, Odom, Isaac Ledesma, Luke Houston, Austin Alvarado and Ferguson all took part in taking second place in the 100M, 200M and 400M relays.