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BSHS trio state-meet bound

May 3, 2011

LUBBOCK — It doesn’t pay to doubt Mike Menefield.

The Big Spring High School track star earned a return trip to the Texas high school track meet in dramatic and convincing fashion, setting the triple jump record at the Region I-3A Track Meet in Lubbock Monday.

Menefield scratched on his first two attempts Monday, but on his third and final try, he uncorked a leap of 49 feet, 6.5 inches to both win the event and set the meet record at the same time.

His winning jump was more than three feet better than that posted by runner-up Dillon Wilkins of Mineral Wells.

He now gets a chance at a second state gold medal — he placed first in the triple jump at the 2010 Class 4A state meet — at the state 3A meet in Austin later this month.

Joining Menefield at the state meet will be Desiree Anderson and Bridgette Tuitt, who qualified by placing first and second in the girls’ long jump event.

Anderson passed Tuitt on her final jump, claiming the gold medal with a distance of 19 feet, 1.5 inches, a mere quarter-inch better than Tuitt’s best effort.

The duo weren’t done with the high jump, however. Later Monday, they teamed with April Turner and Dyrshae Vandervilt to set a regional meet record during qualifying in the 800-meter relay.

The BSHS quartet finished the event in a time of 1 minute, 41.96 seconds.
Anderson and Tuitt weren’t finished, however. Tuitt had the top preliminary time in the 200-meter sprint, while Anderson recorded the second-best time in the 100-meter sprint prelims.

Cerbi Ritchey failed to qualify for the state meet, placing fourth in the girls’ discus.

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