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BSHS girls claim Canyon Reef Relays title

March 3, 2012

SNYDER — Big Spring High School track and field athletes brought home plenty of gold from Friday's Canyon Reef Relays at Snyder High School.

Big Spring finished first in the girl's division and second in boy's competition at the meet. The Lady Steers scored 236 points to easily out-distance runner-up Abilene Wylie (188) for the girl's team title, while Snyder edged out Big Spring 161 points to 148, for the boy's team championship.

The Lady Steers dominated the sprints and the relays in fashioning their team championship, including a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 meter dash — April Turner won in a time of 12.59 seconds, while Donisha McGree (12.78) was second and Autumn Minter (12.91) was third.

Senior Bridgette Tuitt won three gold medals in individual competition, taking first place in the 200 meter dash in a time of 25.03, then taking top honors in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 6 inches and the triple jump (24-10.5). Turner was second in the 200 dash in a time of 26.01.

Morgan Seaton also had a productive meet, taking first place in the 800 meter run (2:29.58) and the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches), while finishing second in the 1,600 meter run (5:56.93).

Also claiming individual gold for the Lady Steers was Cerbi Ritchey in the discus (111-07.5).

Ambra Hill twice medaled in the hurdles, taking second place in the 110-meter race in a time of 15.97, while placing third in the 300-meter event with a time of 50.34.

The Lady Steers won two of the three relays, taking gold in the 400-meter and 800-meter events and placing second behind Wylie in the 1,600-meter relay.

The BSHS boys also collected several medals in individual competition.

Randal King-Thomas and Gustabo Lugo finished 1-2 in the 800-meter run, with King-Thomas winning in a time of 2:06.42, then flipped that finish in the 1,600 meter race — Lugo took top honors in the event with a time of 4:40.9.

Devin Robinson also took home gold and silver, winning the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 17.03, while placing second in the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 41.25.

Elias Biehl placed second in both the 200 meter and 400 meter races, while BSHS took silver in the1,600 meter relay.

In the field events, Diamond Bailey won the shot put with a throw of 39 feet, 4 inches (Chazzell Robinson finished second), while Chris Nunez edged out Bailey to take gold in the discus with a toss of 127-8.

The Steers and Lady Steers will return to action Friday when they host the Big Spring Invitational at Blankenship Field.

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