Lady Broncos second in season-opening track meet

PNT Staff

DEXTER — Juniors Amber Moss and Kelli Johnson each took two individual wins Friday to lead Floyd’s girls to a second-place finish in the season-opening Demon Relays track meet.
Moss won the 100 in 13.8 seconds and the 200 in 28.52 while Johnson ran winning times of 6:02.34 in the 1,600 and 13:15.83 in the 3,200 as the Lady Broncos finished with 64 points, 18 behind team champion Capitan.
Senior Noel Carpenter won in triple jump, going 31-9 1/2. Other wins for Floyd were in the 1,600 medley relay, with Jordan Paul, Rebecca Blue, Carpenter and Johnson running 4:48.53, and the 1,600 relay, with Blue, Brandi Paiz, Paul and Carpenter finishing in 4:34.30.
State qualifying times were posted by Johnson in the 1,600 and 3,200, Carpenter in triple jump and the medley and 1,600 relays.
Also for Floyd, Blue was second in 28.96 and Paul sixth in 30.32 in the 200, Jessica Christensen placed sixth in the 400 in 1:11.6 and the 400 relay team of Moss, Paul, Blue and Carpenter came in fifth in 55.43.
Floyd’s boys finished with 21 points, including state qualifying efforts by junior Jerrod Long in long jump, first at 20-2 1/2, and triple jump, second at 39-9.
The Broncos also got a second from Brad Lee in the 1,600 in 5:23.29, a sixth from Lee in the 800 in 2:27 and a sixth from Erickson Johnson in the 3m,200 in 12:29.
For Dora’s girls, senior Jena Bilberry placed second in long jump at 13-11 and fourth in triple jump at 29-9.

Elida falls in tourney — Hope Christian handed Elida an 11-2 setback on Saturday in the seventh-place game of a tournament hosted by Dexter.
The Tigers (1-3), who lost by a run to Dexter in Thursday’s first round, dropped a 14-76 decision at the hands of Roswell Valley Christian in Friday’s consolation semifinals.
Caleb Widner pitched the first four innings against Hope Christian in a game called after 5 1/2 innings because of the tourney’s two-hour time limit. Trenton Chenault and Tom Sullivan both went 2-for-3 for Elida, including a double by Sullivan.
On Friday, Sullivan hit a two-run double and finished 3-for-3 against Valley Christian, while senior Dylan Radcliff also went 3-for-3. Radcliff worked the first three innings on the mound for the Tigers while Chenault pitched the last two in a game stopped by time after five innings.

Dora wins consolation semifinal — Chance Agguire’s single with one out in the bottom of the sixth drove in Tyler Wilhoit with the winning run and Dora edged the Carlsbad junior varsity 6-5 on Friday in a consolation semifinal game in the Eunice Cardinal Invite.
The Coyotes (1-1) were slated to play Monte del Sol for fifth place on Saturday, but no information was available at press time.
Wilhoit hit a one-out single in the sixth, moved up on a walk to Casey O’Connor and scored on Agguire’s hit. Agguire and Brent Hays both went 2-for-4 for Dora.
Agguire was the winning pitcher with two innings in relief of starter Phillip Banbom.
Dora won despite stranding 11 baserunners. The game was called in the sixth due to a two-hour time limit.