Lady Patriots Lamitie, Brazelton qualify for state
Lack of experience produced disappointing results for Coach David Estes and the Brewer High School track and field squad.
"Although both teams finished the season with winning records, only two athletes qualified for state in 6A, Section 5," Estes said.
"I believe if we had been in 5A this year, we would have qualified a bunch of athletes. I'm looking forward to the change to 5A next year."
The varsity boys finished 1-8 at the sectional meet, with a season mark of 42-41-1. The varsity girls fared better, finishing 4-5 at the sectional meet and finishing the season with a 58-27-1 record.
Only Lynsie Lamitie and Elizabeth Brazelton qualified for state competition.
Lamitie took first place in the javelin with a toss of 95 feet, 8 inches and in the discus with a throw of 99 feet, 3 inches. She also finished fourth in the shot put.
Brazelton placed second in the high jump and sixth in the triple jump.
Other individual results for Brewer at the sectional meet included:
Jade Taylor finished eighth in the triple jump. Amber Newman placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles and seventh in the javelin.
LaQuitta Cowley took fourth in the 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the 100-meter hurdles.
Erica Collier finished fifth in the 100-meter dash and fifth in the high jump.
Sarah Thomas was eighth in the 800-meter run, while Pam Stephenson finished eighth in both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs.
The 4 x 100-meter relay team of Brandi Madewell, Amie Estes, Sarah Thomas and Erica Collier placed sixth.
The 4 x 400-meter relay squad of Collier, Cowley, Estes and Thomas finished in fifth, while the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Brazelton, Collier, Stephenson and Thomas finished fourth.
On the varsity boys squad, Dave Thomas placed fourth in the 1,600-meter run and fifth in the 3,200-meter run.
Eric Fields finished fifth in the shot put, while Justin Hudson placed fourth in the javelin. Nathan Harsh placed fifth in the javelin.
Jimmy Hobbs placed sixth in the 400-meter dash.
The 4 x 100-meter relay team of Wesley Dobbs, Eric Fields, Jimmy Hobbs and Ed Greene placed seventh. The 4 x 400-meter relay squad of Hobbs, Thomas, Evan Harsh and Michael Reasonover took seventh, while the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Jonathan Simmons, Reasonover, E. Harsh and N. Harsh also finished seventh.