Trinity and L.D. Bell couldn't get any state qualifiers, but still came away with a good showing in the Class 6A Regional track and field meet May 1-2 at the University of Texas-Arlington.
The girls Trinity 4x100 relay team finished ninth in the finals with a time of 48.85, beating out Southlake Carroll and El Paso El Dorado by 0.10 seconds. Desoto and Allen finished in the top two to advance.
The Trojans also went ninth in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:55.56.
In the 800-meter run, Leisa VanVooren of Bell, placed eighth, ending a terrific season. Teammate Alyssa Wallach went 11th at 2:24.82.
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Bell's Anna Hafoka placed 10th in the discus with a throw of 113-03, coming up one inch short of Keller Timber Creek's Elise Hodges for ninth.
Bell's Jakierra Drummer competed in the high jump and recorded a 4-10. Teammate Esther Bweyni had a 16-03 ¼ in the long jump.
In the pole vault, Bell's Maddie Telford wrapped up a great career with a fourth-place finish (11 feet). She was one inch short of a state appearance as Stephanie Gaisbauer of Keller Central was runner-up at 12 feet.
Another Lady Raider wrapped up a successful run as Melinda Gbollie finished in eighth in the shot put (37-10 ½).
Trinity's Darian Bucknor finished her career just short of state, going fourth in the triple jump at 38-8 ½, two inches shy of runner-up Kiyana Dixon of Allen.
Another senior in Isaiah McBride ended his high school career by going sixth in the 100 meter run (10.87) in a very close race. Jacob Gray of Keller Central and Chris Ntreh of Plano East went 1-2, but just 0.36 seconds separated first and seventh.
McBride was third in his preliminary at 10.69, the sixth-best time in the round.
Junior Ryan Linton of Bell ran in the 200 meter final and finished 11th (22.09).
Bell took a shot in the 4x100 relay and placed seventh after coming in with a time of 42.02. Arlington Martin and Desoto advanced. The Raiders went 11th in the 4x200 (1:29.73).
Senior David Dorsett of Bell ended his career with an 11th-place showing in the discus on a throw of 144-11.
The same went for Trinity's Markis McCray in the long jump final – ending fourth (22-8 ½). He came up an inch short of third and five short of second. Saige Revell of Desoto (23-3 ¾) and Mansfield's Julius Lewis (23-1 ½) finished first and second.
Trinity's Chris Daniels recorded a 54-4 in the shot put to finish fifth.
Bell's Jaylin Brooks went 11th in the triple jump at 44-7 ¼.