Lady Mustangs track team gallops at Texas Relays
Lamar Consolidated High School’s Lady Mustangs ran away from the competition at the 84th Texas Relays in Austin, bringing home the title of Outstanding High School Team.
The Lady Mustangs swept the relays– the 4x 100-meter relay, the 4x 200-meter relay and the 4×400-meter relay – in High School Division II (4A and 5A schools). This the first time the LCHS girls have won a relay at the prestigious track meet and the first time since 2008 that any high school has swept the relays.
It was a busy April 9 for the ladies. In the first final, which went off at 12:35 p.m., Anisa Hamid (grade 11) ran the first leg of the 4×200, followed by Bri Antreya Leonard (11), Mandy Nolan(11) and Ashley Collins (12), winning with a time of 1:41.10.
Ninety minutes later, Hamid took the first leg again, followed by Collins, Nolan and Leonard, to win the 4X100 in a time of 47.61.
After resting for 2 and a half more hours, Petrolina Chilaka (12) led off the Lady Mustangs 4×400 team, followed by Nolan, Leonard and Collins, galloping home ahead of the field in a time of 3.54.59.
Raquel McNeal is the girls’ track coach at Lamar CHS.
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