Three years ago, Dublin didn't have enough boys out for a complete varsity track and field team. Thursday night the Lions were right in the thick of a competitive threesome at the top of the standings in the Extraco Relays in Hamilton.

Dublin won a relay and three individual events on its way 137 points, one shy of Hico's victorious total of 138. Crawford was third 135 points.

Devan Thompson won the high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches and the 400 meter in 52.28 seconds, and Gabriel Garcia won the 3,200 meter in 12:05.52.

Dublin's biggest win of the day came in the 4x200 relay with Brady Holleman, Corey Kendall, Zoey Kendall and Rudy Rodriguez teaming up for a time of 1:35.81.

The Lions were strong in all the relays. Placing second in the 4x400 were Dirk DeVries, Holleman, Corey Kendall and Thompson with a season-best time of 3:32.99. Travis Blazi, Zoey Kendall, Rodriguez and Thompson were third in the 4x100 in 45.19.

Corey Kendall tied for second in the 300 hurdles in 42.80 after beginning his day with a second-place long jump of 20-0.

Garcia was also part of a 2-3 finish by Dublin in the 1,600. Isaac Campos was second in 5:09.40, and Garcia third in 5:23.59. Mike Perez joined Garcia in the 3,200, taking sixth in 13:59.47. Campos was also second in the 800 in 2:13.09.

Blazi finished fourth in the 200 in 24.00, and Rodriguez was fifth in the 100 in 11.34.

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DeVries was second and Zoey Kendall fifth in the triple jump with respective distances of 38-11-1/4 and 37-8-1/4.

Cade Hill was strong in the throwing events, placing second in the discus at 120-3 and sixth in the shot put at 38-8. Blazi was fifth in the discus with a best throw of 102-7.

London Jones was first in the 400, second in the 200, third in the long jump and ran a leg of Dublin's third-place 4x400 relay team, leading the Lady Lions to 63 total points and a sixth-place finish.

Jones finished the 400 in 1:03.06, followed by teammate Sydney Beck in third in 1:03.87. Jones covered the 200 in 28.12 and leaped 16-1-1/2 in the long jump. That tandem made up the second and fourth legs of the third-place 4x400 team that was opened by Amber James and featured Mariah Sojourner on the third leg. They finished in 4:23.98.

James, Jazmin Zapata, Sojourner and Beck were third in the 4x200 in 1:54.18.

Brianna Hatcher was strong in the field, placing second in the discus at 88-10 and sixth in the shot put at 28-2.

Dublin's next action will be in Stephenville's Optimist Relays on Saturday.