By Taylor Grafft
BURNET — Liberty Hill traveled to Burnet on Feb. 28 to compete in the 2014 Wells Fargo Burnet Bulldog Relays and came back with amazing results. Both the boys and girls teams finished in first place in the team standings and continued their efforts to build better form and conditioning with each meet.
The varsity boys first-place finish marks the second time this season that they have grabbed the top spot in team standings. It was the varsity girls first, first-place finish after they finished third at the Panther Relays. Inclement weather prior to the Feb. 15 home meet limited practice time,
The varsity boys team, which finished with 118 points total, beat out Lampasas in the team standings by 11 points. Burnet finished in third place, one point behind Lampasas, while Fredericksburg grabbed the fourth spot with 98 points. Georgetown East View, Marble Falls and Gatesville rounded out the top seven.
Nick Hernandez won first place in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 52.77, while Mitchell Germann won first in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 10:14.41. The boys 4 x 400 Meter Relay team won first place for the Panthers as well with a time of 3:31.93.
The boys team had several other Panthers finish in the top three of their events on Friday.
Caleb Guerin finished third in the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 11.41. Chris Anderson finished third in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 23.59. Germann finished second in the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 4:35.52. Will Fromme finished second in the 110 Meter Hurdles with a time of 15.63. The Panthers 4 x 100 Meter Relay team finished second with a time of 44.05.
In the field events, the Panthers had three boys finish in the top three of their events. Aedan Welch finished in third place in the Discus with a throw of 125-1. Lucas Rizzotto finished third in the Triple Jump with a jump of 41-5. Garrett Wright finished third in the Pole Vault with a height of 11-0.
The varsity girls team, which finished with 147 points, beat out Fredericksburg, which finished second with 124 points. Marble Falls finished in third place with 115 points. Burnet and Gatesville finished tied for fourth with 74 points. Lampasas and Georgetown East View rounded out the top seven.
The girls team had four athletes win their events on Friday to help the Panthers secure the top spot in team standings.
Skylar Larkin finished in first place in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:31.04. McKynzie King won the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 5:23.30. King also won the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 12:23.76. Madi Sharp won the High Jump with a best height of 5-4. Heather Shaffer won first in the Pole Vault with a best height of 10-0.
The girls team had several other athletes place in the top three at the meet. Maria Rodriguez finished in third in the 400 Meter Dash. Danielle Rimann finished second in the 1600 Meter Run, while Chelsea Cole finished third. Rimann also finished second in the 3200 Meter Run. Sharp finished second in the 100 Meter Hurdles and third in the 300 Meter Hurdles. The girls 4 x 200 Meter Relay team placed third. Brianna Burns finished second in the Shot Put, while her teammate Kristen Cox finished third.
The Liberty Hill junior varsity boys team finished in fourth place in the team standings with 82 points behind Marble Falls (186), Lampasas (117), and Burnet (106). The junior varsity’s Clayton Nance won first place in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 11:35.93.
The junior varsity girls finished in first place in the team standings with 179 points, while Fredericksburg placed second with 174 points. Marble Falls finished in third with 86 points.
Clarissa Lloyd won the 200 Meter Dash and Addison Floyd won the 400 Meter Dash. Hannah Manning won the 1600 Meter Run and 3200 Meter Run. Ana Rodriguez won the 300 Meter Hurdles and was a part of the 4 x 400 Meter Relay team that won first place. Avery Tudyk won first in the Long Jump and Kelsy Hamrick won first in the Triple Jump. Bridget House won first place in the High Jump.
The Panthers’ next meet will be on Friday, March 7, in Lampasas when they compete in the Badger Relays.