In one final meet before the district championships, the Farmersville track and field teams took to the track at the Farmer Joe relays on March 31.
With weather conditions limiting some of the events to take place, the Lady Farmers took home first place out of eight teams with 172 points. They beat out Sherman (83 points), Edgewood, Lone Oak, Honey Grove, Community, North Dallas and Quinlan.
Leading the way for Farmersville in the meet was the strong running duo of Baylie Valliant and Aubrey Varner. Each of the two runners brought home three gold medals at the event, with Valliant winning the 200-meter dash (26.34). She was over half a second ahead of the next best finisher, while her teammate, Destiny Briscoe, finished second and fifth (28.27).
Along with the 200, Valliant helped her team win both the 4×100-meter relay (52.12) and 4×200-meter relay (1:52.52). In both events, Sabrina Parker, Reagan Searson and Ashlynn Clark were her teammates.
Varner performed just as well for the Lady Farmers, placing first in the 400 (1:04.66) and 800-meter races (2:33). She was nearly two seconds ahead of the next-best finisher in the 400, with her teammate Alexi Atchinson placing second (1:06).
Those two also helped the Lady Farmers sweep the relay events, along with Cayla Huff and Jenniel Soto, for first place in the 4×400-meter relay (4:27). The team outpaced Edgewood’s second-place runners by nine seconds.
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By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]