Muleshoe’s Withrow captures four medals

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer AUSTIN, Texas — Muleshoe senior Jessica Withrow capped off her illustrious prep track career Friday with two gold medals and two silver medals at the Class 3A state track tournament at the University of Texas. Withrow won the high jump (5-foot-8) and 100-meter hurdles (14.75) and was second in […]

Withrow, Ortiz advance to Texas state track meet

CNJ STAFF Seniors Jessica Withrow of Muleshoe and Edgar Ortiz of Bovina will represent the area in Texas high school state track competition, scheduled for May 12-14 at the University of Texas in Austin. Withrow won two events and placed second in two others in the Region I-3A meet over the weekend at Odessa, including […]

Muleshoe champ hopes for one last landing at state

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Muleshoe senior Jessica Withrow has a state championship and several runnerup finishes to her credit in the past two years. Lady Mules coach Benjie Jay hopes she can put herself in position for a big state finish at this weekend’s Region I-3A track competition at Odessa. Withrow leads a […]

Muleshoe track star Withrow will pursue heptathalon career at ACU

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Muleshoe junior Jessica Withrow, seen here long-jumping, will compete in the heptathalon at Abilene Christian University. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent MULESHOE — Muleshoe senior Jessica Withrow never had much experience doing things like throwing a javelin, until recently. But in the changing world of track and field, Withrow will get to experience it next […]

Muleshoe’s Withrow, Bovina’s Ortiz earn runnerup finishes

CNJ STAFF AUSTIN, Texas — Muleshoe junior Jessica Withrow wasn’t able to defend her Class 3A girls state high jump championship over the weekend, but she did pick up a pair of second-place finishes for the Lady Mules in competition at the University of Texas. Withrow went 5-8 in high jump on Friday to finish […]

Lady Mules’ Withrow qualifies for state in two events

CNJ STAFF ODESSA, Texas — Muleshoe junior Jessica Withrow will have a chance to defend her Class 3A state championship in high jump after winning in regional competition over the weekend at Odessa’s Ratliff Stadium. Withrow also qualified for the Lady Mules in the 300 hurdles, an event in which she placed second at state […]

Withrow gets a jump on track

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Muleshoe High School junior Jessica Withrow, seen here hurdling over Lady Mules coach Benji Jay, finished second in the 300 meter hurdles at state in 2003. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White MULESHOE — Jessica Withrow decided to get a jump on the track season by giving up basketball. The move appears to be […]

Muleshoe girls finish eighth at state

CNJ Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Led by sophomore Jessica Withrow, the Muleshoe girls track team finished eighth in the Class 3A state meet on Friday and Saturday at the University of Texas. The Lady Mules scored 24 points. Team champion Celina finished with 45 points. Withrow accounted for 20 points in three individual events, including […]

Bovina coach has high hopes for state

By Dave Wagner BOVINA — Boys track coach Tony Epps thinks Bovina sophomore Edgar Ortiz has a chance to do something pretty special in this weekend’s Texas Class 1A state 3,200 at the University of Texas in Austin. Actually, just getting to this point is quite a feat — only eight 1A runners from around […]

Prep roundup

CNJ Staff ODESSA, Texas — Led by sophomore standout Jessica Withrow, the Muleshoe High School girls track team accomplished something this weekend which may have been a first at the school — win a regional team track championship. Withrow qualified in three individual events and anchored the Lady Mules’ 1,600-meter relay team to victory in […]