LEOPARDS REGIONAL RUNNER-UP, QUALIFY EIGHT TO UIL 5A STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET

Leopards Regional Runner-up, Qualify Eight to UIL 5A State Track and Field Meet
The Lovejoy Leopards record-breaking season continued Friday and Saturday at the UIL Region II-5A Track and Field Championship in Arlington. Eight Leopards will continue their season at the UIL 5A State Track and Field Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin on May 10, 2019.

Will Muirhead qualified for the State Meet in the 3200m, winning the event with a time of 9:29.43. This will be his second trip to the State Meet, following last season’s 6th place finish in the 1600m. James Rainey will represent the Leopards in the Shot Put. Rainey won the event with a throw of 56’6? setting a new school record. The Leopards 4x200m Relay team of Hunter Smith, Jake Chamberlin, Beau Iovinelli, and Ryan Gordon qualified for the State Meet with a 2nd place finishing time of 1:26.65, a new school record. After breaking the school record in the 200m Prelims, Gordon returned to the finals breaking the record again with a 3rd place finishing time of 21.26. Gordon will be the provisional qualifier in the State Meet.

The Leopards Track and Field team finished 2nd overall with 65 total points.

Discus
James Rainey, 3rd Place (155’2?)
Nathaniel Finch, 6th Place (148’5?)

Shot Put
James Rainey, 1st Place (56’6?)
Nathaniel Finch, 9th Place (49’0.25?)

High Jump
Cade Smith, 9th Place (6’0?)

Pole Vault
Michael DesJardins, (NH)

3200m
Will Muirhead, 1st Place (9:29.43)
Michael O’Brien, 4th Place (9:33.41)

800m
Whitson Bedell, 4th Place (1:58.87)
Grant Gueller, 7th Place (2:01.75)

100m
Ryan Gordon, 5th Place (10.69)
Jake Chamberlin, 8th Place (11.03)

4x200m Relay, 2nd Place (1:26.65)
Hunter Smith
Jake Chamberlin
Beau Iovinelli
Ryan Gordon
Alternate: Chief Collins
Alternate: Cade Smith

300m Hurdles
Cade Smith, 13th Place (41.24)

200m
Ryan Gordon, 3rd Place (21.26)

1600m
Will Muirhead, 3rd Place (4:26.83)

UIL 5A State Track and Field Championship Qualifiers
Jake Chamberlin – 4x200m Relay
Chief Collins – 4x200m Relay
Ryan Gordon – 4x200m Relay, 200m
Beau Iovinelli – 4x200m Relay
Will Muirhead – 3200m
James Rainey – Shot Put
Cade Smith – 4x200m Relay
Hunter Smith – 4x200m Relay

UIL Region II-5A – Full Results
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