2010-05-21 / Sports

Hutson, Jackson Medal @ State Meet

by Mike Organ

Courtney Jackson with Coach Conway PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN Courtney Jackson with Coach Conway PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN Clint Hutson garnered a silver medal and Courtney Jackson a bronze medal held this past weekend in Austin.

Hutson was defending state champion in the 110 Meter High Hurdles. Brent Giddens of Hughes Springs edged him out of first place this season. Hutson ran a 14.83 Saturday afternoon at Mike Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus. The race concluded Hutson’s athletic career at Lexington. Hutson also placed fourth in the state in the Long Jump. The jumping competition was held late Friday night after the event was delayed due to a rain and lightning storm that delayed the entire meet from 10:23 until it was resumed at 3:20. Hutson’s best jump in the event was 21’7”. Four of his jumps were over 21’, which is extremely consistent in Long Jump competition.

Jackson got her medal with a toss of 127’3” in the Discus event. This was Jackson’s second year to throw at the state meet. Last year she finished fourth in the event. Jackson had the best Regional throw of 126’6” coming into the final meet of the year. The first and second place throws were 130’2” and 130’. Jackson finishes her Lexington career as the most successful Lady Eagle discus thrower in Lexington school history.

Clint Hutson PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN Clint Hutson PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN Julien Clark cleared 6’6” in the High Jump at Austin. The height was good enough for a fourth place finish in the state in Class 2A. The winning jump was 6’9”, second was 6’8”, and third was 6’7”.

The points collected by Hutson and Clark totaled 15, enough for Lexington to place 10th in the state as a track team.

The state meet concludes athletics for Lexington for the 2009- 2010 school year.

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