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Sanders, Smith lift Lady Hornets to second place finish


trackMINERAL SPRINGS – Briara Sanders and Mikayla Smith combined to lift the Mineral Springs Lady Hornets to a second place overall finish Thursday in the RM Bell Relays.
Sanders continued her run as the team’s top competitor, winning the 300m hurdles in 50.34 and the long jump with a 16’2” performance. She also claimed second place finishes in the 100m dash (13.28), 200m dash (28.22) and high jump (4’6”).
Smith was less dominant, claiming just one first place ribbon with a 1:09.56 finish in the 400m dash, but equally prolific, going on to take third in the long jump (4’1.75”) as well as fourth in the 100m dash (14.68) and 200m dash (31.92).
The only other Lady Hornet to compete, let alone score, was Nieshia Butler, whose 60’6” throw in the discus was good for fourth place. She rounded out scoring for the host team with a sixth place showing in the shot put (18’9”).
Mineral Springs’ boys were less competitive in the meet, finishing third overall thanks largely to the sprinting efforts of Kevonte Esters and Tyler Villegas’ performance in the field events. Esters won the 110m hurdles in 18.37 and claimed a second place ribbon in the 400m dash with a 56.46 finish. Villegas, meanwhile, took first in the high jump with a 6’ leap and second in the long jump with an 18’6” effort.
Terrell Stewart and Robert Ware rounded out scoring for the Hornets, finishing 5-6 in the shot put with 33’3” and 29’11” throws, respectively.
The lion’s share of scoring for both the male and female divisions of the meet was done by Murfreesboro, who handily won with over 200 points scored by both teams. Dierks finished last, their only scoring performances coming from Layne McWhorter, who won the shot put with a 44’2” toss and placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 84’4.5”.

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