Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Hi this is Oceane, here to recap the regional track meets! The competitors for the state meet have been determined, and there were some incredible performances along the way.
Kira White (SO) ran the fastest 100m time of 11.64 at the region 1-5A meet. Danyel White (SO) had the fastest 200m time of 23.63 also at the region 1-5A meet. Jarra Owens (JR) ran the fastest 400m time at the region 3-5A meet of 54.91.
The leading time going into the state meet in the 800 is Kristyn William’s (JR) 2:11.19 from the region 3-4A meet. Anna Cozart (SR) was the region 4-5A champion with a time of 2:13.12, and I was able to interview her after her race.
In the girls 1600, we had a fantastic race in region 4-5A with Devin Clark (JR), Morgan Szekely (12) and Paige Hofstad (10). Clark was the winner after outkicking Szekely and running a time of 4:46. Szekely placed 2nd with a time of 4:48 and Hofstad was 3rd with 4:51, a time that would’ve placed first in any other region. The previous day Clark was the 3200m champion with a time of 10:27.13, and Hofstad was 2nd with a time of 10:27.99. Here is my interview with Devin Clark.
Alexis Duncan (10) continues to lead the hurdles, winning region 4-5A 100m hurdles with a time of 13.44.
Other highlights from the girls were Fort Bend Bush’s 4x4 relay that ran a time of 3:45 and Converse Judson’s 4x2 winning with a time of 1:37. San Antonio Brennan had a good lead in the girls 4x2 relay running a time of 1:42.18. I was able to interview them after their race.
Based solely upon the regional meets, Desoto is the favorite to win the 5A girls state championship and Texas City is the favorite to win 4A.
Some highlights from the boys race: Darrion Flowers (11) ran a 10.34 in the 100m at the region 1-5A meet. Devante Lacy (12) ran a 46.88 400 at the region 2-5A meet. Robert Ford won the boys 800 at the region 4-5A meet with a time of 1:53, and I was able to interview him after his race.
Austen Dalquist (12) ran a 4:13 1600, and still holds the fastest time of the season of 4:09. Norman Grimes (10) ran 36.90 in the 300m hurdles leading the 4A boys by almost a full second.
Summer Creek dominated the relays, leading 4A with times of 40.93 in the 4x1 and 3:14 in the 4x4. Katy Morton Ranch is the leading team for 5A boys and Fort Bend Marshall is the leading team for 4A boys.
This was a fantastic weekend with tons of fast times, and I can’t wait for the state meet! The girls performance of the week goes to Devin Clark once again for running a 4:46 1600 and 10:27 3200. The boys performance of the week goes to Devante Lacy for being the first boy of the season to break 47 in the 400.
Congrats to all of the state qualifiers, and thank you for watching Stride by Stride!
Monday, April 21, 2014
I'll start with the most impressive performances of the week coming from districts 25 & 26 5A. Devin Clark, Morgan Szekely and Paige hofstad took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 1600 with times of 4:46, 4:48 and 4:50. Earlier that day Clark ran 10:20 for the 3200 and Hofstad was 10:25.
Other standout performance from the area meets include Austen Dalquist's 4:09 1600 and Zach Kirkland's 4:14, both from districts 3-4 5a. Efrain Fernandez ran 1:52 in the districts 7-8 5A 800.
In the boy's 300 m hurdles, Kendall Sheffield set a new season record in districts 21-22 4a with a time of 36.73.
Some impressive sprinting performances were Taylor Bennett's 24.15 200 for the girls 13-14 5a meet. In the boys 400 Devante Lacy set a new season record of 46.95 also at the district 13-14 5a meet.
In the boys 4x2 relay, Lancaster and Desoto are now ranked first and second with times of 1:25.20 and 1:25.50. Desoto is ranked 3rd in the girls 4x1 with a time of 46.69.
I interviewed the two time 3200 meter champion from districts 15-16 5a meet, Melanie Enriquez.
Madie Boreman, last year's 1600 state champion won the 1600 and 3200 at the districts 25-26 4a meet. I was able to interview her after her races.
Another big competitor from the districts 25-26 4a area meet is Steven Galli. He won the 800, 1600 and his 4x4 team (Dripping Springs) placed 3rd advancing to regionals. I interviewed him as well.
Lots of amazing performances this week, and the girls performance of the week goes to Devin Clark. Her 4:46 1600 should get her a ticket to the Adidas dream mile and that's after running a 10:20 3200. The boy's performance of the week goes to Austen Dalquist for running a 4:09 1600 and 9:01 3200. He's been topping the charts all season long, definitely the favorite to win the state titles.
That's it for this week, please tune in next week for a recap of the regional meets! Thank you for watching Stride by Stride.