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NEWS | May 1, 2008

Lady Ro-Hawks set sights on state track meet

The Randolph High School Lady Ro-Hawks track team finished second at the Region IV-2A track and field championships held April 25-26 at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos. Randolph scored 86 points, placing behind meet champion Wallis Brazos, which had 90. 

Next the Lady Ro-Hawks will go for their third consecutive Class 2A state title at the University Interscholastic League Track and Field Championships May 9-10 at the University of Texas' Meyers Stadium in Austin. 

The top two finishers in each event at the regional meet advanced to state. Randolph will have two girls who won their individual events competing at state, Jasmine Kent in the long jump and Jayla McArthur in the 400-meter run. McArthur won the 400 at last year's state meet and will be going for a repeat. 

The Lady Ro-Hawks will send all three of their relay teams in the 400, 800 and 1,600 meters to state. Randolph finished first in the 1,600-meter relay and second in the 400- and 800-meter relays. The Lady Ro-Hawks won the 400-meter relay at last year's state meet and have won the 1,600-meter relay at state the last two years. 

The following are the regional results of the Randolph girls who finished in the top four in their events. The top two finishers advanced to the state meet. 

Long jump: 1, Jasmine Kent, 17 feet, 9 inches. 
400-meter relay: 2, Randolph (Jayla McArthur, Caitlin Carter, Jasmine Kent and Sydney Solomon), 48.81.
800-meter relay: 2, Randolph (Jasmine Kent, Caitlin Carter, Tamoya Morrison and Sydney Solomon), 1:45.34.
400-meter run: 1, Jayla McArthur, 57.71.
200-meter run: 3, Kenya Alexander, 26.39; 4, Tamoya Morrison, 26.46.
1,600-meter relay: 1, Randolph (Jasmine Kent, Tamoya Morrison, Sydney Solomon and Jayla McArthur), 4:01.49.