Panthers win at Bulldog Relays


Liberty Hill visited one of its old stomping grounds in Burnet for the Bulldog Relays, with the Panthers girls and boys victorious in the team standings.

The girls’ points total of 195 easily outdistanced Burnet, who posted 168 in the runner-up position.

On the individual side, Megan Sims prevailed in the triple jump, with an effort of 34-09.50, Kenzie Wise won the high jump with a leap of 4-10, Greta Coker got a victory in the pole vault (9-06), Emma Hiebner won the 3200 meters in 13:01.20, Lexi Whitmore was first in the 100-meter hurdles (17.53), Payton Hanson won the 300-meter hurdles (49.89) and Natalie Roth crossed the finish line first in the 3200 meters (5:59.72) to round out the event winners.

Other point-scoring Panthers included Kylie Hutchinson (second, long jump, 16-03), Megan Sims (third, long jump, 15-04), Bella Brethower (sixth, long jump, 14-08, fourth, triple jump, 33-05.30), Haley Kuhlmann (third, triple jump, 33-04), Emma Hubbard (fourth, high jump, 4-04), Taylor Sims (third, discus, 98-09), Roth (800 meters, second, 2:32.97), Hanson (second, 100-meter hurdles, 17.66), Elise Eckford (second, 400 meters, 1:04.01), Whitmore (second, 300-meter hurdles, 51.21) and Hiebner (second, 1600 meters, 6:01.65).

In the relays, the 4X100 team of Hutchinson, Kyndal Carpenter, Megan Sims and Hayden Harris finished third in 53.01, Brethower, Hutchinson, Hanson and Megan Sims were second in the 4×200 in 1:52.10 and in the 4×400, Brethower, Carpenter, Eckford and Whitmore were second in 4:17.62.

Liberty Hill’s boys won the team event with 178 points to Lampasas, who was second with 171.

Individually, Kaden McMahan won the triple jump with an effort of 44-06 and the 200 meters in 23.74, Coltan Harbour was first in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.00 and Mattvey Carter won the 100 meters (11.85).

Other top-six Liberty Hill finishers included Bryce Rampy (second, long jump, 20-03.50), Austin Bourgeois (fourth, long jump, 19-10.50, second, 200 meters, 24.07), Collin Lyons (fifth, long jump, 19-01.50, third, triple jump, 40-05), Konner Bye (fourth, triple jump, 40-1.50), Kasyn Herman (fifth, shot put, 35-09), Blake Wilson (third, discus, 122-02), Bryson Webb (fourth, discus, 110-04.50), Isaiah Delagarza (second, 3200 meters, 10:11.02, third, 1600 meters, 4:55.67), Jackson Hope (third, 3200 meters, 10:24.80), Cayden Branch (fourth, 3200 meters, 10:52.33, fifth, 800 meters, 2:09.91), Jacob Russell (second, 800 meters, 2:06.28), Ryan McCarn (fourth, 800 meters, 2:06.70, second), Carlton Schrank (fourth, 100 meters, 12.16), Jack Philpott (fifth, 400 meters, 54.27), John Glenn (sixth, 400 meters, 55.43, fourth, 1600 meters, 4:56.56), John Gilbert (fourth, 300-meter hurdles) and Harbour (sixth, 300-meter hurdles, 48.58).

In the relays, Carter, Ryan Achumuma, Schrank and McMahan won the 4×200 meters in a time of 1:32.29, with the team of Philpott, Gilbert, Achumuma and Bye winning the 4×400 in 3:30.85 and

the quartet of Rampy, Bourgeois, McMahan and Schrank was third in the 4×100 meters in 44.89.

Liberty Hill will next compete at the district meet at East View on March 31-April 1.