It appears as if Cleburne head track coach Jody Brown is own his way to building a solid program with the Yellow Jackets.

Having been on the job for just a few weeks, Brown saw his Jackets compete in the Elk Relays in Burleson on Thursday, coming away with a total of 50.5 points.

Competing against much bigger schools, the Jackets managed to record five third-place finishes.

Tyler Fox was third in the discus with a throw of 137-9, just a few feet short of winning the event, while Shea McLean was third in the high jump, clearing 6-2.

Jared Benson got third in the triple jump with a distance of 39-9, while the 800-meter relay team finished with a time of 1:32.72, just over a second slower than the winning team from Arlington Lamar.

Junior Mitchell Teague continued to fare well in the 110-meter high hurdles, clocking in with a time of 15.12 seconds, just .16 seconds slower than the winner.

Haltom won the overall boys’ team title with 133 points, edging out Lamar. Burleson was third with 79 points and got two event wins along with a number of runner-up finishes.

On the girls’ side, Cleburne competed without eight of its top athletes, all of which were in action at the Texas Relays in Austin.

However, Lauren Sloan and Danielle Nunley had solid performances for the Lady Jackets, who netted 15 points at the meet.

Sloan took third place in the 800-meter run, clocking in with a time of 2:30.09 as Burleson’s Katie Hoalridge was the winner.

Hoalridge was also the winner of the 3,200-meter race with a mark of 12:12.6. Nunley was fourth in the race with a time of 12:54.2.

Sloan added a sixth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles, clocking in at 51.49 seconds. Cleburne’s sprint relay team added a fifth-place finish, with a time of 54.34 seconds.

The Lady Elks won their own meet with a total of 151 points, easily taking first place.

Brooke Townzen finished in first place in the pole vault, clearing 10-3 for the victory.

The Lady Elks also won two of the three relay events.

Cleburne is back in action on Thursday and Friday at the District 6-4A Championships. The meet will be held at Mineral Wells High School.

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