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Section B HaysFreePress., Deadline to register school board, bond - Page 3B for voting in election April 6. April 5, 2017 Page 1B With the Austin skyline in Littlefield Texas Relays. the background, Hays Rebel freshman Reagan Casey attempts to clear the bar set at 5-feet, 4-inches in the High School Girls PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III high jump competition at the 90th Clyde BY MOSES LEOS III news@haysfreepress.com Perhaps one could forgive Hays Rebel fresh, man high jumper Reagan Casey for feeling a little anxious prior to corn- peting at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin Friday. It was only two years ago that Casey began her track and field career as a high jumper at Dahl- strom Middle School. On Friday, Casey was one of only two freshmen to compete in the high school girls' high jump at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. For Casey, the experi- ence of going up against some of the nation's best high school jumpers was a moment to savor. "It's awesome," Casey said. "Being one of the only freshman out here is a big deal for me." Casey's path toward her inaugural Texas Re- lays appearance began in middle school: As a 7th grader in her first track and field meet, Casey cleared 4-feet, 10-inches in the high jump. Casey recalled how current teammate Lexi McFadden, who was a freshman at the time and was helping at the event, was impressed by Casey's performance. "She was blown away," Casey said. "She told me to keep working on it and I could end up doing well (in the sport)." The pattern of strong JUMPER, 2B PHOTOS BY MOSES LEOS III Nineteen Hays CISD track and field athletes made the short trip up Interstate 35 to compete in the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, which was held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin last weekend. The Hays girls 4x200 meter and 4x400 meter relay teams finished in the top half of their respective races in the Divi- sion II section. The 4x200 team finished 28th out of 47 com- peting teams, while the 4x400 team, which took 3rd place in their heat, finished 40th out of 93 squads. Lehman High junior Seaunna Watson, who compet- ed in the high school girls shot- put competition, finished with a throw 36-feet, 11.75-inches. HCISD at the Texas Relays HAYS BOYS 4x400-meter relay lan Blount, Robbie Woodworth, Tristan Tate, Dillion Baker GIRLS 4x4OO-meter relay Brianna Kaminski, Trinity Wells, Nicole Lewis, Samantha Sloat - 4:04.96 4x200-meter relay Brianna Kaminski, Breajee Mc- Millian, Samantha Sloat, Camille Dickson - 1:43.97 4xl00-meter relay Camille Dickson, Anais LaHue, Natalie Effiom, Brianna Kamin- ski - 50.13 100-meter dash Camille Dickson - 12.17 High jump Reagan Casey - 5'2" LEHMAN GIRLS 4xl00-meter relay Samirah Cunningham, Bria Arrant, Ironesha Walton, Briana Garcia - 51.58 Shotput Seauanna Watson - 36-feet, 11.75-inches PHOTO BY NATHAN LATSHA BY MOSES LEOS III news@haysfreepress.com Five runs given up in two innings doomed the Lehman Lobos in rebound from a loss to Leander Saturday after they dropped a 4'2 decision to the Vista Ridge Rangers Tuesday. Wi.th the loss, Hays falls to 5-6 in 25-6A a 6-2 loss to the Lake play wit_h five district Travis Cavaliers Satur- games left, Hays travels day at Lehman High. to Vista Ridge Friday The loss, which for game two of the was Lehman's eighth three game set before straight, marked the hosting the Rangers third straight series Saturday at 1 p.m. sweep the Lobes have Hays led 2-0 after suffered so far this three innings, but was season, unable to hold down Lehman took a 1-0 Vista Ridge in the the lead in the first inning third frame. before Lake Travis' Vista Ridge tallied offense exploded. The three runs in the fourth Cavs tallied six com- and fifth innings to bined runs in the sec- take a 3-2 lead. The ond, third and fourth Rangers added an innings, insurance nm in the Lehman hosts seventh inning en Westlake Friday before route to the win. having the week off Hays' offense col- April 11. lected five hits in the Meanwhile, the game with Luis Del- Hays Rebels couldn't gado collecting an RBI. +