HUMBLE — Senior Tiffany Terry led Clear Springs to a second-place finish in the girls 5A standings at Monday’s 5A Region III track and field finals at Turner Stadium.
Terry won the 400 and 800 meter events, then came back to anchor the 1600 relay squad that took second place behind Fort Bend Bush.
Bush earned the team crown with 60 points. Clear Springs was close behind at 54 points.
Kelsey Roy of Clear Falls also has a chance to make the state meet field after placing third in the 100 hurdles. The best third place time out of the state’s four region meets will gain the ninth and final spot in the field.
After an injury kept her out of last year’s state meet, Terry was determined to make amends this season.
“It’s great,” Harvey said. “I worked really hard this year. It’s great to finally accomplish what I wanted to.”
The 5A girls team title came down to the anchor leg in the 1600 relay. Terry brought to the Chargers from fourth place into the lead before being passed at the finish line by Bush sprinter Rushell Harvey, who had earlier took gold medals in the 100 and 200.
Bush finished with a time of 3:46.83 to 3:47.14 for Clear Springs.
Terry would not be denied in her individual races. She captured the 800 with a time of 2:12.92, then ran down the field in the 400 to capture the gold medal at 53.95.
The 400 saw a stunning finish as Terry blazed out of thefar corner to pass a trio of competitors.
On the back stretch, I saved my energy,” Terry said. “Coming off the curve, I knew I had it in my tank, and I gave it my all. When I saw how easy it was, I took advantage of it.”