Lipan qualifies quartet for Austin

Lipan enjoyed its best regional track meet ever, qualifying four athletes for the Class A Division II State Meet in Austin May 10-11.

Three Lady Indians and one Indians brought home silver medals from the Class A Division II Region III Meet at Bullard High School this past weekend.

Lanie Roberts took second in the 800-meter run, clocking a 2:34.41, and Catherine Thormann was runner-up in the 1600 with a 6:04.41. Shelby Bontke placed second in the 300 hurdles with a 52.55.

For the boys, Jorge Hernandez qualified after taking the runner-up spot in the long jump with a distance of 20-7.5.

As a team, the Lady Indians finished seventh with 29 points.

“Greatest day in Lipan track ever,” exclaimed an excited coach Ray Michou.

This is Lipan’s first appearance at the state meet since Jake Green qualified in the 400 in 2010.

Class A Division II Region III Track and Field Meet

Bullard High School

Lipan results


Team score – 29 points, seventh place

Individual results

800 – 2. Lanie Roberts, 2:34.41 (state qualifier).

1600 – 2. Catherine Thormann, 6:04.41 (state qualifier).

300 hurdles – 2. Shelby Bontke, 52.55 (state qualifier).

3200 – 6. Thormann, 14:04.89.

High jump – 5. Bontke, 4-8.

800 relay – 8. Tallen Halliday, Roberts, Bontke, Rhiana Michou, 2:01.14.

1600 relay – 6. Halliday, Roberts, Thormann, Michou, 4:49.23.


Long jump – 2. Jorge Hernandez, 20-7.5 (state qualifier).

400 relay – 6. Kyle Mercer, Jose Velasquez, Hernandez, Colby Clinton, 47.48.

800 relay – 5. Mercer, Velasquez, Hernandez, Clinton, 1:39.98.