Area schools reach for new heights at Shelton Relays

Lehman High senior Nikayla Fitzgerald takes a giant leap for Lobo kind as she hits the dirt to complete an attempt in the triple jump at the annual Shelton Relays.

Numerous varsity-level track and field athletes from across Central Texas took to Bob Shelton Stadium March 11 as they raced to the finish line in the annual Don Shelton Relays, which returned after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in that list of schools were athletes from Hays High, Lehman High and Johnson High who all excelled in their individual events. Also participating were athletes from San Marcos, Dripping Springs, San Antonio Brandeis and Bastrop. Thursday’s event was one of a handful of meets for some programs to participate in prior to District in early April. Highlighting the day was Lehman High’s Nikayla Fitzgerald who captured gold in the girls long jump and triple jump events. Meanwhile, Hays High’s team had several winners including Michael Boudoin and Lexi Myers who captured wins in the boys and girls high jump. Johnson High sprinter Warren Anguiano won gold in the boys 400 meter dash, while Jaguar distance runner Nayeli Munoz won first place in the 3200 meter run.

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