Weatherford Democrat


January 10, 2013

Local sports news


WHS tracksters compete at Texas A&M

Staff Report

Eight members of the Weatherford track team competed against athletes from around the nation in the Texas A&M High School indoor track meet last weekend. The meet was a new experience for most of the athletes and they made a good showing.

Jonathan Mitchell placed second in the high jump competition, clearing a height of 6’5”. Also in the field events, Elliott Lancaster placed eighth in the triple jump, with a leap of  38’9.75”

In the running events, Jaakan Norwood ran the 200-meter dash in 22.9 seconds, placing 36th in a field of 147 runners. Other Weatherford 200-meter runners were Lancaster, who  ran a personal best time of 23.9 seconds for 88th place, while  Andrew Hughes ran a 24.14 time, also placing in the top 100.

Jordan Simmons also ran in the 400-meter race in 52.6 (31st of 127) and Seth Cooke ran a 52.7 for 34th place.

For the WHS girls, Mady Young ran her 60-meter dash in 8.55 seconds and her 400-meter dash in 61.8 (50th out of 150).  Cheyenne Barfield ran the 400 in 65.7.

The Weatherford boys’ 4x400-meter relay team of Hughes, Norwood, Cooke and Simmons capped off the meet placing sixth overall with a time of 3:31.6.


Pojo tops Sanger, looks to district opener

Staff Report

The usual suspects propelled Springtown to a 56-52 win over Sanger on Tuesday, as Dalton Scott, Thomas Loving and Cole Allen poured in 18, 14 and 11 points respectively in the Porcupines’ final pre-district game. Down by a handful of points at the half, Pojo out-paced the Indians 16-8 in the third period to take the lead, and held the advantage in the final quarter.

Springtown begins District 6-3A play on Friday, traveling to take the court against Lake Worth. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m., after the Lady Porcupines’ district match. The SHS girls crushed Castleberry on Tuesday, 57-16, to improve their district mark to 1-1.

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