Blevins scores big at district track meet, 11 qualify for state
The Blevins Hornets and Lady Hornets track teams didn’t hesitate to bring the sting in the 1A District 7 Track Meet at Prescott last night. Out of the 16 athletes competing, 11 qualified for state, 28 medals were won, and too-many-to-count new PRs were set with these students’ best efforts. 

Decameron Brown’s run in the 400m dash was a sight to behold as he passed all of his opponents to become the district champ, garnering a new PR with 56.27 seconds.

The same could be said for the boys 4x800 relay team where Paul Antly, Xavier Bazzelle, DeCameron Brown, and Javier Gomez took first place in the district with a time of 9:52.35. 

Gomez and Bazzelle weren’t done with first place though; Gomez won in the 3200m run with a time of 12:32.12 and Bazelle won the 800 with 2:31.06, a new PR for him.   

Gomez took second in the 1600, followed closely by Evan Rodriguez in third with a new PR of 5:42.06. Rodriguez also placed third in the 800m run. 

In the last race of the night, the 4x400 relay, Brown and Antley were joined by Kaden Powell and Sean Rohan to take second place in the district with 4:03.29. 

However, the boys weren’t the only Hornets swarming the opposition; the Lady Hornets kept the pace as well by placing in several races, and they took it a step further by earning in field events, too. 

Takeyla Williamson placed second in the long jump with a 15-foot jump, and Audrey Lovette placed second in the triple jump with 29-11.50 ft. Alaya Carrigan took third in the shot put and set a new PR by throwing 26-2.50 ft, and Emilee Davis placed third in the triple jump with 29-10.

On the track, Lovette placed second again in the 100m hurdles with a new PR of 19.09 seconds, and Davis placed second in both the 800m and 1600m runs. Davis also took third in the 3200 with a new PR of 16:16.21. 

Williamson placed 3rd in the 300m hurdles with a new PR of 51.84 seconds and also qualified for state with that time. 

Marcasja Glenn placed 3rd in the 200m dash with her new PR of 31.17 seconds. 

Williamson, Lovette, Glenn, and Davis hit the track for their last race together in the 4x400 relay and placed second, earning their state qualification. 

These Hornets and Lady Hornets had many more placings of fourth, fifth, and on; plus, so many new PRs were set that the numbers could fill two more articles. Coach Davis said he couldn’t be more proud of this team. Of the 28 medals won, 14 went to boys and 14 to girls. 

These student athletes might not have had as many numbers on their team as other schools in their district, but they whole-heartedly embodied the spirit of the Hornet mascot last night and proved that even when you are small, you can still be mighty.  

The Hornets and Lady Hornets who will be traveling to the state track meet on Monday in Quitman are as follows:

DeCameron Brown

Xavier Bazzelle

Javier Gomez

Kaden Powell 

Paul Antley 

Sean Rohan

Evan Rodriquez

Takeyla Williamson

Audrey Lovette

Emilee Davis

Marcasja Glenn