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Temple boys grab three bronze medals to open District 18-5A track & field meet

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WACO — In their bid for a third title in four years, the Temple Wildcats opened the District 18-5A track and field meet with a youth movement.

The Wildcats picked up three bronze medals from underclassmen through Tuesday’s four events at soggy Hart-Patterson Track and Field Complex and garnered enough points to be able to make a run at the district title when the action hits the track today for their stronger events.

Temple — winner of boys district titles in 2014 and ’15 before settling for a runner-up finish last year — heads into the meet’s final day in second place with 28 points, trailing leader College Station by 16. And it was a group of freshmen and sophomores that tallied 24 of the Wildcats’ points.

Freshman Quentin Johnston, better known for his prowess in the high jump, got Temple’s day started when he leaped 21 feet, 6¾ on his final attempt to surpass senior teammate Dylan McGhee (21-5½) for third place in the boys long jump.

With the high jump still on tap today, Tuesday’s bronze medal was a somewhat unexpected bonus for Johnston, who finished almost 15 inches behind winner Dada Anderson (22-9¼) of College Station.

Click here read the entire article in the Temple Daily Telegram by Eric Drennan.

Here are those who placed in their events on Tuesday.

Boys

Chuey Hernandez – 3rd Place – 3200 Meters (10:04.41)
Chris Cadavid – 4th Place – 3200 Meters (10:14.75)
Quentin Johnston – 3rd Place – Long Jump (21’6 3/4)
Dylan McGee – 4th Place – Long Jump (21’5 1/2)
Phillip Haskins – 3rd Place – Shot Put (46’7 1/2)
Ajani Rogers – 5th Place – Shot Put (44’3 1/2)

Girls

Arleth Subiria – 4th Place – 3200 Meters (12:43.49)
Carly Moore – 6th Place – 3200 Meters (13:23.33)
Cienna Womack – 5th Place – Long Jump (16’7)
Caprice Johnson – 6th Place – Long Jump (16’6 3/4)

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