By Larry LambPolk County Publishing
CENTERVILLE — The Groveton Indians pulled off a second-place finish at the District 20-2A track meet, even though the competition required an extra day to complete due to inclement weather.
Groveton tallied 135.5 points, just behind the Centerville Tigers, who racked up 181 points to claim the title. The Lovelady Lions were hot on the Indians’ heels with 134 points, followed by Grapeland (66), Jewett Leon (46.5), Latexo (30) and Slocum (0.
Field events, running prelims and 3200-meter races took place April 5 at Tiger Stadium. Athletes returned Thursday for the running finals, but just over an hour into the session threatening weather prompted meet officials to call a 30-minute lightning delay. Subsequent threatening weather in the area forced the delay to be extended and eventually the remaining six events were postponed until Friday morning.
District 20-2A Track Meet
Team Standings: 1, Centerville 181. 2, Groveton, 135.5. 3, Lovelady, 134. 4, Grapeland 66. 5, Jewett Leon 46.5. 6, Latexo 30. 7. Slocum 0.
Fifth, Phoenix Bowman, Groveton, 11.57.
Fifth, James Williams, Groveton, 56.68.6, Halston French, Centerville, 56.75.
Second, Jarrett Loftin, Groveton, 5:21.59; sixth, Caden Alexander, Groveton, 5:26.56.
Second, Jarrett Loftin, Groveton, 11:52; fifth, Caden Alexander, Groveton, 12:07.
Fourth, King Jones, Groveton, 18.56; fifth, Ian Utz, Groveton, 19.18.
Fourth, King Jones, Groveton, 45.37. 5, Tuff Reynolds, Groveton, 46.34.
Third, Groveton (Phoenix Bowman, Byron Thomas, David Ayala, Malachi Stewart), 45.31. 4.
Second, Groveton (Navid Pat, Bryon Thomas, David Ayala, Malachi Stewart), 1:36.88.
Third, Groveton (David Ayala, Navid Pat, Chase Blair, Haden Lee), 3:47.52.
Sixth, James Williams, Groveton, 17-9 ¾.
First, Tyler Allen, Groveton, 40-2.
Third, Tyler Allen, Groveton, 99-10 ½.
Third, Chase Blair, Groveton, 37-2 ½; fourth, Navid Pat, Groveton, 37-1; fifth, James Williams, Groveton, 36-11 ½.
Fourth, Malachi Stewart, Groveton, 5-8; fifth, Chase Vycital, Groveton, 5-6.
Second, Dalton Chandler, Groveton, 10-0; third, Haden Lee, Groveton, 9-0.