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Athletes Advance to Regional Track Meet

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Senior Trent McCloud competes in the District Track Meet on April 12, 2018 at Argyle High School in Argyle, Texas. (Lauren Landrum / The Talon News)

Senior Trent McCloud competes in the District Track Meet on April 12, 2018 at Argyle High School in Argyle, Texas. (Lauren Landrum / The Talon News)

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Senior Trent McCloud competes in the District Track Meet on April 12, 2018 at Argyle High School in Argyle, Texas. (Lauren Landrum / The Talon News)

Max Van Drunen, Reporter

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On Wednesday, April 18, the Argyle track team had 18 athletes compete in the area track meet at Decatur High School. Argyle got fourth in the meet, scoring 149 points.

Argyle will have many athletes that competed in field events move on to the regional track meet, like Preston Wilson, who competed in shot put and discus. In shot put, he threw a new PR (personal record) of 49 ft. 10 inches, and for discus, he threw for also a new pr of 142 ft. 8 inches.

And for women’s discus, freshman Valeena Wason got second in the event throwing 95 ft. 1 inch, and will move on to the regional meet.

In the women’s high jump event, sophomore Ava Curren placed second with a jump of 5 ft. 2 inches. And for men’s senior Trent McCloud placed second in the event, jumping a height of 6 ft. 4 inches. Argyle also placed third in the event with a jump of 5 ft. 11 inches by sophomore Grant Deffenbaugh.

Junior Dillion Carter and McCloud competed in the long jump event to earn first and third. Carter placed first with a jump of 21 ft. 9.5 inches, winning by 1.25 inches. McCloud placed third in the event with a jump of 21 ft. 6.25 inches, only 2 inches away from second place.

In the pole vault event we had three representatives, senior Noah Lang, freshmen Caleb Murdock and Cullen Davee. Lang placed first with a season record of 13 ft., and Caleb Murdock placed third with a jump of 12 ft. 6 inches. Though Cullen Davee scratched on his three attempts, Argyle will have Lang and Murdock move on to Regionals.

Argyle will have eight athletes move on to the regional track meet, including sophomore Lani Rodgers, who won the 800 meter run with a time of two minutes and 28.44 seconds, winning by 3.85 seconds. Senior Madison Peltier placed fourth in the event with a time of two minutes and 36.30 seconds, missing third place by 1.16 seconds.

Lani Rodgers will also move on to regionals for placing second in the 1600 meter, with a season record of five minutes and 35.62 seconds, missing first by .26 of a second.

Freshmen Alberto Barraza placed fourth in the 3200 meter run, with a time of 11 minutes 11.19 seconds.

Argyle will have Trent McCloud move on to regionals for four events. One of which is the 110 meter hurdles where he placed fourth with a time 15.76 seconds. And for the 300 meter hurdles, he placed fourth as well, with a time of 41.65 seconds.

Madison Peltier also move on for the 300 meter hurdles with a season record time of 48.67 seconds, placing in second place and missing first place by 1.97 seconds

Argyle will have 11 athletes move on to the regional track meet at Texas A&M Commerce in Commerce, Texas. The meet will begin Friday April, 27 and end on Saturday April, 28. Times for the events are to be announced.

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Max Van Drunen, Sports Co-Editor

Max Van Drunen is the Co-Sports Editor and a reporter for The Talon News. Max has reported from many UIL State events and press conferences around Texas.  In his free time, Max enjoys playing basketball and collecting football, basketball, and baseball cards. Max loves in-depth romantic conversations, leaving his phone in Harlem, and hanging with his baby bro, Milo (yes… he was named Milo because of Gilmore Girls), and you’ll likely catch him eating them pizza rolls.

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