Liberty track brings home medals
June 5, 2014
By Christina Corrales-Toy
The Liberty High School track and field team brought home six medals after a fruitful weekend at the 3A state championships May 29-31.
Liberty junior Cherelle Demps led the way, taking home four, including the two she earned with relay teams.
Demps earned a pair of seventh-place finishes in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. She ran the 100 in 12.81 seconds and the 200 in 25.74.
She partnered with twin sister Danielle and teammates Tara Johnson and Shannell Thompson to capture a fourth place finish in the 4×200 relay (1:42.93) and seventh in the 4×100 relay (49.56).
Kelley Johnson and Romney Noel each received individual medals. Johnson placed seventh in the 300 hurdles (46.97) and Noel, the boys’ only medalist, finished fourth in the 110 hurdles (14.88).
Senior Aaron Bowe just missed the podium in the 1,600 with a ninth-place finish (4:18.60).
Patriots Nate Solly, Ashby Brown, Nick Klatt, Andrew Baugh and Kelli Anderson competed at state but did not medal.
The Hazen High School track and field team sent a handful of girls to the state championships, but none of them medaled. Kate Lilly, Sarah Hart, Sablena Milinganyo, Amy Warmenhoven and Alexis Rogers all made state appearances.