Tee Owens qualifies for state with first at regionals

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Mexia News Staff Report

Mexia’s Tee Owens came away from the finals of the Class 3A, Region III Track Championship held at Turner Stadium in Humble with a first place finish in the Long Jump. Owens distance of 17-5 1/2 was five and a half inches better than second place finisher, Taylor’s Virginia Kerley, who had a mark of 17-0. Owens finished fifth in the 100 Meter Run with a time of 12.30.
Jynesha Jackson came in fourth in the High Jump with a mark of 5-0.
The Ladycats 4x100 Meter Relay team of Taylor Porter, Jackson, Bre Stoner and Owens came in second behind Coldspring-Oakhurst with a time of 48.40 and the 4x200 Meter Relay team of Porter, Owens, Jidaija King and Jackson finished third with a time of 1:43.72 behind first place Hardin-Jefferson and Coldspring-Oakhurst.

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