Grace Mathis of Barbers Hill led the pack in the 800 meter run during the Barbers Hill Relays Thursday and won, beating out teammate Makayla Johnson to finish in the top spot.

MONT BELVIEU – The Barbers Hill boys and girls track teams played hospitable hosts, but refused to be to gracious Thursday at their own Barbers Hill Relays.

The Eagles held off the Goose Creek Memorial. Robert E. Lee and Sterling teams along with Porter, Nederland and Sam Rayburn to record the sweep.

Barbers Hill’s girls won by 66 points over the nearest challenger while the boys scored 176 points to win by 22.

Top finishers for the Lady Eagles were Tajah’Ana Shinette (400-meters), Hannah Dixon (300-hurdles), Grace Mathis (800-meters) Jaden Montoya (100-hurdles), Makayla Johnson (1,600-meters), Jessica De La Fuente (3,200-meters), Ja’den Lewis (triple jump), Alyssa Thomas (discus), and Kaci Andrus (pole vault).

On the boys side, the Eagles saw first-place finishes by Etaan Engrissei (pole vault), Canden Grogan (long jump), Gabe Villanueva (3,200-meters), Brayden Sledge (300-hurdles), Carson Myres (110-hurdles), 

Sterling teams also had its fair share of top performers behind Kyle Arclies (first, boys high jump) and the 4x400 boys relay (Devin Smith, Kamari Rice, Julian McCartney and Khafre Williams).

GCM saw strong winning performances by Reahnna Roberts (girls, shot put), the 4x100 girls relay (Seven Simms, Capri Wilson, Isis Edwards, Pashun Payne), Wilson (100-meters), Simms (200-meters)

Christopher Powell was a winner in the boys 400-meter dash and Trudell Berry was the winner in the 200-meters to lead the REL contingent.

In the overall team standings, GCM finished fourth in the girls race while the REL team ended up in fifth place.

On the boys’ side, GCM ended up in third, one point ahead of Sterling while REL finished sixth out of six teams.

Porter’s boys and girls ended up in second place in both competitions, while Nederland was third in the girls and fifth in the boys standings.


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