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State qualifiers

Dragons to State in two events


Purcell’s girls qualified for the State Track Meet in two events.

Gracie Pruitt qualified in the 100 meters and the 400 meter relay quartet of Kenna Esparza, Avery McWhirter, Jenny Avery and Pruitt qualified for the meet next weekend Western Heights.

“Our team consists of 5 freshman and 5 sophomores,” head coach Mandy Clay reports.

“Nine out of 10 of these girls have only had one season of junior high track before this year.

“All of our field event girls made it to the regional finals meaning they were in the top eight of everyone in their event.

“We ran our fastest times in our 4x100, 4x200, and 4x400 of the whole season,” she said.

Regional Results

400 relay - Purcell, third (Kenna Esparza, Avery McWhirter, Jenna Avery, Gracie Pruitt.

800 relay - Purcell, sixth (Hannah Whitaker, McWhirter, Avery, Pruitt).

100 m - Pruitt, fifth.

300 h - Tinley Winters, seventh.

1600 relay - Purcell, fifth (Whitaker, Avery, Resendiz, Winters).

Shot - Resendiz, seventh, 26’ 6.5”.

Discus - Resendiz, fifth, 89’9”.

Long jump - Whitaker, fifth, 14’3”.


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