WALL, TX — The Wall Hawks Track and Field Team hosted their annual Cotton Patch Relays on Thursday, March 30. More than ten teams from around the Concho Valley attended the Relays. Teams participated in track events, including hurdles, relays, and sprints, as well as field events, including the pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, and high jump.
Despite running against winds up to 29 miles per hour, student-athletes competed throughout the day to get in some last-minute practice before district meets start over the next two weeks. The events started at 3 p.m. on Thursday and ran until after 10 p.m. later that night.
The Hawks and Lady Hawks performed well, capturing several gold medals on their way to winning both the Varsity Boys and Girls Divisions of the competition. Notably, the Hawks won gold in High Jump (R. Allen), Discus (J. Reid), 100 Meter Dash (B. Jones), 200 Meter Dash (R. Allen), 3200 Meter Run (J. Soto), 110 Meter Hurdles (T. Halfmann), the 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400 Meter Relays.
The Lady Hawks won gold in the 100 Meter Dash (C. Neighbors), 200 Meter Dash (A. Boehle), 400 Meter Dash (L. Slaughter), and the 4x100 and 4x400 Meters Relays. In addition, the ladies won the Shot Put (K. Williams) and Discus (K. Williams).
Overall, the Hawks scored 190.5 points, while the Lady Hawks scored 198 points to win 1st place in both divisions. The Central Lady Cats placed second in the Varsity Girls Division with 146 points. The Bobcats and Lady Cats’ Relay teams were not present at the Cotton Patch Relays as they competed on Friday, March 31, at the Texas Relays in Austin.