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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Waldron Starts Track Season Off On The Right Foot


Pictured is Bryson Bailey

For their track season opener, the Waldron Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs set the 3A Indoor State Championship on fire. Waldron competed against 63 other teams in the 1A-4A divisions and proved that they were going to be hard to keep up with in the upcoming season. By the end of the night, the Bulldogs who are coached by Chance Tanner were crowned the 3A Indoor State Champions while the Lady Bulldogs who are coached by Angie Bailey solidified Runner-Up. Waldron brought 31 Sr High athletes with them for this competition and over half of them ended up finishing in the top ten of their categories.

Hannah Jeffries

For the Lady Bulldogs, Hannah Jeffries placed first in long jump and third in triple jump. Molly Richmond earned second in high jump and placed 10th in the 60 and 200 meter dashes. Ryleigh Anschutz made second in the 400-meter dash. Jasmine Nelson placed ninth in the 400-meter dash. Stephanie Sexton and McKenzi Stidman ranked sixth and ninth respectively in the 800-meter run. Mario Grano scored third in the1600-meter run and second in the 3200-meter run. Constance Richmond made third in the 3200-meter run. Erica Davis placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles. And Kylee Broomfield and Hayley Stidman earned third and ninth place for pole vault. The Lady Bulldogs also took home first place in both the 4×400 and the 4×800 races.

The Indoor State Runner-Up Lady Bulldogs

The Bulldogs finished with a total of 77.5 points which was 10.5 points more than the next team. Bryson Bailey won first place in the 60-meter dash and long jump and came in third in the 200-meter dash giving him enough points with 26 to earn high point. Gabino Grano won first in the 200-meter dash, third in the 60-meter dash, and eighth in the long jump. Caden Fuller placed eighth in the 400-meter dash. Zach Canada and Jaylyn Matthews ranked seventh and ninth in the 800-meter run. Bladyn Mays earned 10th in the 3200-meter run. Drake Carnley and Peyton Lipham placed second and ninth in the 60-meter hurdles. Noah Kastl earned fourth in high jump and triple jump. Isaac Villarreal placed fourth in high jump and eighth in triple jump. Matthew Tegtmeyer made eighth in pole vault. And Brayden Houston placed 10th in shot put.

The Bulldog Indoor State Champions
The 4×400 Lady Bulldogs Sexton, Nelson, Molly Richmond, and Anschutz
The 4×800 Lady Bulldogs Anschutz, Sexton, Constance Richmond, and Grano
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