The Barbers Hill girls track team captured its first district crown since 2012 on Thursday. Tajah’ Ana Shinette, right, wins the 400-meter dash in dominating fashion and was a part of two winning relay teams to help pace the Lady Eagles’ title efforts.

MONT BELVIEU - The Barbers Hill’s girls track team saw the program win its first district title since 2012 while the boys’ run of three-straight crowns came to an end Thursday night in Mont Belvieu.

The Lady Eagles rolled to an easy title win, scoring 202 points comfortably ahead of second-place Nederland (118).

As for the boys, they fell to second place for the first time since 2015 with a score of 164 as Port Arthur Memorial took the top spot with 237 points.

“Overall, I was very pleased,” girls coach Stacy Tucker said. “We ended up with 23 area qualifiers, 21 new personal records and scored points in all events but one.  Our two seniors performed really well, with Autumn Mernard qualifying for area in both the 4x100 and Leilani Galvan in both the 800 and 1600-meter runs.” 

Winning medalists for the Lady Eagles included Tajah’ Ana Shinette (400-meters, 58.58), Hannah Dixon (300-meter hurdles, 48.35), Galvan (1,600-meters, 5:49.02)

The 4x100-meter relay team (Menard, Fre’Daiza Tucker, Noel Smith and Shinette) won with a time of 49.66 and the 4-400-meter team (Grace Mathis, Smith, Tucker and Shinette) took top spot with a time of 4:01.39.

The boys of Barbers Hill were led by Dalton Holland with two first place finishes (110-meter hurdles, 13.94/300-meter hurdles, 38.94).

The area meet is 10 a.m. Wednesday and will be hosted by Barbers Hill.

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