By BRIAN MCCORMACK
ABILENE â€” The Big Spring High School Lady Steers won the District 5-3A Championship Friday, racking up 197 points to Wylieâ€™s 180, ending the Lady Bulldogs 20-year stranglehold on district titles.
Bridgett Tuitt led BSHS by winning five gold medals and setting a school record with a time of 24.2 in the 200 meter. Ambra Hill also left her mark in the record book with a time of 47.54 in the 300 meter hurdles.
Capping a solid season with a first place finish in district is exactly what Head Coach Nick Roberson was aiming for. Though his plan wasnâ€™t to unseat Wylie, it did add some drama, making the win that much more rewarding.
â€śIt was great to win,â€ť he said. â€śI am very proud of the teamâ€™s performance. It was a sweet victory.â€ť
Last year the girls went to the state championship and lost by a mere two points. This year, the BSHS seniors â€” as well as Roberson â€” are determined to move beyond runners-up and bring home the coveted state championship trophy.
For now, however, Roberson is simply focused on a strong performance at regionals.
â€śThe goal is to get better times and better jumpsâ€ť Roberson said. â€śWeâ€™re not going to overlook regionals. We won it last year and the goal is to repeat. We have to take care of business.â€ť
The regional track meet willbe held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock on April 27-28.
Big Spring results from the district finale are as follows:
Team Standings â€” Big Spring: 197; Wylie: 180; Brownwood: 170; Snyder: 33; Sweetwater: 26.
3,200 â€” Karina Alvarado, second place, 13:22.43.
High Jump â€” Yaneira Tuitt, second place, 5-0; Morgan Seaton, fourth place, 4-8.
Triple Jump â€” Bridgette Tuitt, first place, 36-5; Morgan Seaton, fourth place, 4-8.
Long Jump â€” Bridgette Tuitt, first place, 18-9 Âľ; Donisha McGee, third place, 16-8.
Pole Vault â€” Jodi Jones, third place 10-0.
Discus â€” Cerbi Ritchie, second place, 116-2; Diamond Mayes, sixth place, 89-11.
400 Relay â€” Big Spring, first place, 48.18.
800 â€” Erin Pollard, second place, 2:37.32; Jaycee Williams, fourth place, 2:37.63; Morgan Seaton, sixth place, 2:44.01.
100 Hurdles â€” Ambra Hill, second place, 15.15; Hayley Dimidjian, 16.36.
100 â€” Danisha McGee, third place, 12.41; Autumn Minter,fourth place, 12.53; Yaneira Tuitt, fifth place, 12.63.
800 Relay â€” Big Spring, first place, 1:42.56.
400 â€” Andrea Deleon, first place, 1:02.08; Erin Pollard, third place, 1:03.75.
300 Hurdles â€” Ambra Hill, third place, 47.54.
200 â€” Bridgette Tuitt, first place, 24.2; April Turner, third place, 25.45; Darshay Vanderbilt, fourth place, 25.62.
1,600 â€” Karina Alvarado, fifth place, 6:09.51.
1,600 Relay â€” Big Spring, third place, 4:22.08.