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ROHS hosts first track meet of the season

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Steve Patterson / www.movingpictures.photoreflect.com: The Lady Hawks did very well in the Girls 100m races. Steve Patterson / www.movingpictures.photoreflect.com: The Lady Hawks did very well in the Girls 100m races.

Source: Hawk Eye News

RED OAK - The Red Oak High School Girls and Boys Teams participated in the first track meet of the year. They ran at Home in the 3rd Annual Ritter-Carter Relays.

The weather forced the field events to be cancelled but the running lived up to its billing and provided some good entertainment. The results are too many to list, but here’s a few highlights. After a slow start in the 4x100 Relay the Hawks came alive in the 4 x200 Relays. The Varsity Girls Team (Kayla Fernandez, Asia Griffin, Tiana Burks and Kennedi Coleman) won in a convincing fashion. Then the JV Boys (James Holmes, Ronnie LaRue, Jared King and Travier Jackson) got into the act with a thrilling come from behind victory. Not to be out done, the Varsity Boys Team (Joseph Slaughter, Luke Lamb, Tylond Dixon and Ishmael Harrison) walked Corsicana down and pulled off a thrilling come from behind victory.

Several Individual Winners included: 3200 Winner JV Boys: Johnny Jimenez, 800 Winner JV Boys: Corbin Harris, 400 Winner JV Boys : Conner Barnett, 200 Winner Var. Girls: Kennedi Coleman and 200 Winner Var. Boys: Joseph Slaughter.

The 4 x 400 Relays brought the crowd to their feet with Red Oak JV Girls and Boys leading the way. The JV Girls (Sidney Henderson, Yvette Martinez, Kellie Ford and Morgan Rheams) got it started with a dominating performance and victory. The Varsity Girls didn’t fare as well but gave it their best effort. The JV Boys (James Holmes, Ronnie LaRue, Jared King and Travier Jackson) delivered a convincing win for the Red Oak Hawks. The Varsity Boys (Fredie Cohen, Luke Lamb, Justin Day and Ishmael Harrison) suffered a heart breaking loss.

With the lead going into the third leg Justin Day tripped after taking the stick and wiped out completely, but he didn’t quit. Justin got up ran his race and got us back into third place, then Ishmael Harrison took the stick and delivered an inspiring performance by getting the Hawks into second and nearly first place. Overall the Hawks had a descent showing and look to take our show on the road next Saturday in Forney at the Clay Jones Relays.


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