LUBBOCK — Defending state champion Courtney Kriegshauser of Southlake Carroll ran a 4:57.21 to win the 1,600 meters at the Class 5A Region1 track and field meet Saturday.
Hebron’s Rachel Jones finished less than a second behind after edging teammate Alondra Hoyos and Justin Northwest’s Kellee McCann in the final 100 meters.
“The weather here is definitely not what we’re used to,” Kriegshauser said.
“It’s a lot drier and hotter, but our team goes through a lot of adversity, so I kind of like when there’s tougher conditions. Most of the time our team prevails. I think I used that to my advantage.”
On the boys side, two future Mississippi teammates finished first and second in the 1,600 meters.
Hebron’s Robert Domanic and Carroll’s Trevor Gilley were 1-2 in the event, with Gilley about 0.6 seconds short of Domanic’s 4:11.23 5A Region I record time.
The top three finishers in the boys’ 1600 meter race broke the previous record, with Arlington Martin’s Cameron Villarreal recording a time of 4:12.32.
“I was actually really nervous coming into this race because I’ve really only raced any of the guys from my region that much this year,” Domanic said. “Some of them only once and some of them not at all.”
Domanic and Gilley, friendly rivals on the varsity for four years, will compete against each other in the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters at the state meet before enrolling at Ole Miss.
“That’s going to be a lot of fun,” Domanic said. “Me and him have battled all four years of high school.
“We actually have become really good friends so before this year started we wanted to go to the same college but we didn’t know where yet. I’m really looking forward to going to college with him.”
DeSoto women first
DeSoto ran away with the girls division with 114 points. Cedar Hill was second with 70.
The 4x100 relay team finished a tenth of a second behind Cedar Hill’s 46.02 and the 4x200 relay team finished second to Cedar Hill.
The 4x400 team beat out Amarillo Tascosa for a 2.5-second victory.
Anna Robinson finished first in the long jump with a 19-4.
Camry Grigsby finished second in the 800 meters, Kira White placed second in the 100-meter dash, Adrienne Lewis was second in the shot put with a throw of 44-3, and Latyria Jefferson placed second in the high jump with a jump of 5-4.
In the boys division, DeSoto will send four to complete in five events and the 4x100 relay team to the state meet.
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