LHHS track finishes strong in Lampasas

Allee Nix competes in the Girls Long Jump at the Lampasas High School Badger Relays March 8. The Lady Panthers varsity team finished in second place in team standings. (Doug Germann Photo)

Allee Nix competes in the Girls Long Jump at the Lampasas High School Badger Relays March 8. The Lady Panthers varsity team finished in second place in team standings. (Doug Germann Photo)

By Taylor Grafft

LAMPASAS — The Liberty Hill Track and Field team competed in the Lampasas High School Badger Relays March 7, and each of the varsity and junior varsity teams finished at the top of the team standings.

All four of Fredericksburg’s teams (varsity boys and girls, and junior varsity boys and girls) finished in first place in the team standings at the Relays.

The Liberty Hill varsity boys team finished in third place with 93 points behind Fredericksburg (132) and Lampasas (108). Senior Mitchell Germann posted the only first place finishes for the boys team. Germann won first in the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 4:36.99, and first in  the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 10:11.35.

The boys team had several other athletes finish in the top three of their respective events. Chris Anderson placed third in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 23.44. Nick Hernandez finished second in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 51.81. Ryan House placed seconded in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:08.53.

Will Fromme finished in second place in the 110 Meter Hurdles with a time of 15.24. The Panthers’ 4 x 100 Meter Relay team finished in third place with a time of 44.74. The team consisted of Logan Barnes, Fromme,  Hernandez and Caleb Guerin.

The Panthers’ 4 x 400 Meter Relay team also placed third with a time of 3:33.13. The team consisted of Anderson, Guerin, Hernandez and Joe Kipfer. Lucas Rizzotto finished second in the Triple Jump with a distance of 41-10.

The Liberty Hill varsity girls team finished second in team standings with 128 points behind Fredericksburg who finished with 137. Kerrville finished third with 102 points.

The girls team had four athletes win first place in their respective events. Freshman McKynzie King won first place in the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 5:20.84 and 3200 Meter Run with a time of 11:48.77. Her teammates Danielle Rimann and Chelsea Cole also dominated the competition for Liberty Hill in those two events. Rimann finished second in the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 5:27.11 and second in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 12:12.20. Cole finished in third in the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 5:38.03 and fourth in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 12:19.61.

Lily Miller won first place for Liberty Hill in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 27.31. Her teammate Tori Prudhomme finished in third place in that event with a time of 27.84.

Madi Sharp won first place in the High Jump with her best height at 5-4. Sharp also competed in the 300 Meter Hurdles and placed fourth with a time of 50.28. Heather Shaffer won first in the Pole Vault with a best height of 11-0.

Skylar Larkin placed third in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:29.97. The Lady Panthers 4 x 200 Meter Relay team placed third in the event with a time of 1:51.73. The team consisted of Addison Floyd, Kate Browning, Miller and Prudhomme. Kristen Cox finished third in the Discus with a throw of 108-7.

The junior varsity boys team finished in second place in the team standings with 128 points behind Fredericksburg, who finished with 147 points. Ryan Ray won first place in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:15.65. Ray also won the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 5:09.29.

Clayton Nance won first in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 11:26.78. Keylan Herman placed second in the 110 Meter Hurdles. The JV Panthers’ 4 x 100 Meter Relay team placed second, and the JV Panthers’ 4 x 200 Meter Relay team also placed second. Xavier Williams finished second in the Triple Jump, while teammate Colton Hall finished second in the Discus.

The junior varsity girls team finished second in the team standings with 127 points behind Fredericksburg, who finished with 164 points. Hannah Manning won first in the 1600 Meter Run and the 3200 Meter Run. Her teammate Emma Hoffman finished second in the 3200 Meter Run.

Ana Rodriguez won first in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 48.82. Kelsey Hamrick finished second in the 100 Meter Hurdles and second in the High Jump. The JV girls 4 x 400 Meter Relay team won first place with a time of 4:26.48.