BELLS — The Howe track teams found success with the girls picking up first place and the boys earning third place in the Bells meet on Thursday, March 8.
The Lady Bulldogs posted 173.5 points to top runner-up Bells by 72.5 points thanks to a slew of individual titles.
Bethany Masters led the charge by winning three events. She won the 800 meter run in 2:48.23, the 300 hurdles in 51.13 seconds and the long jump at 15 feet, six inches.
Masters also teamed with Marissa Agee, Sydnie Rector and Tatum Hartsfield to win the 1,600 relay in 4:24.29.
Erin Blackburn won the 100 meter dash in 12.93 seconds. Kasie Segleski was fifth in 14.14 seconds.
Blackburn was also the runner-up in the triple jump at 30 feet, seven and a half inches. Jenna Honore was fourth at 29 feet, seven and a half inches.
Kristian Sutherlan won the 3,200 with a time of 13:05.93.
Rector won the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.66 seconds and Jamie Taylor was the runner-up in 28.46 seconds.
Taylor Hartsfield won the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:08.88 and Tatum Hartsfield was third at 1:09.10.
The 400 relay of Segleski, Rector, Vick and Taylor won with a time of 52.84 seconds.
The 800 relay of Taylor, Vick, Agee and Segleski was the runner-up in 1:55.71.
In the 100 meter hurdles, Mattie Martin was third with a time of 18.83 seconds, Calley Vick was fourth in 19.70 seconds and Ally Harvey was sixth at 21.03 seconds.
Harvey was also fourth in the high jump by clearing four feet, eight inches.
In the discus, Kayla Klein was fourth with a throw of 83 feet, three inches and Madison Mosier was fifth at 83 feet, two inches.
“Our girls are running really well right now. Our individual and relay times all dropped from Week 1,” head coach Mike Segleski said. “We are looking forward to running during Spring Break at McAlester (Okla.) against bigger schools. We are hoping to use this as a springboard going forward before district.”
On the boys side, Howe earned 82 points and finished behind Wolfe City and Lone Oak.
Hunter Cheatham won the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.09 seconds. Ryan Carney was fifth at 57.77 seconds.
The 400 relay of Courtney, Caiden Harmon, Arturo Lowder and Austin Lee won with a time of 46.20 seconds.
Chase Clayton was the runner-up in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.90 seconds.
Parker Blount was the runner-up in the discus with a throw of 121 feet, six inches. Clay Marshall was fourth at 107 feet, four inches.
Ty Harvey was the runner-up in the high jump by clearing five feet, 10 inches.
Zimry Weatherspoon was the runner-up in the pole vault by clearing 11 feet, six inches.
In the 100 meter dash, Cade Courtney was third with a time of 11.65 seconds.
In the 3,200, Logan Elvington was fifth with a time of 12:41.76.
The 800 relay of Harmon, Sean Lukash, Ryan Timmons and Jordan Jones was fifth at 1:42.19.
The 1,600 relay of Cheatham, Elvington, Lowder and Carney was sixth with a time of 3:54.02.
“The guys have exceeded my expectations. We have placed third overall as a team the last two meets, our 4x1 has placed second and then first this week,” Segleski said. “We have been short-handed so far due to powerlifting and baseball tournaments; when we get those guys after Spring Break I believe we will get stronger as a team and definitely in our relays.”