Northwest Houston athletes medal at state meet; Klein Collins boys place third
The Woodlands repeated as the boys Class 6A track champions with 68 points the UIL State Track and Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium, May 12, in Austin. Converse Judson placed second with 49 points.
The Woodlands became the first school to sweep state boys cross country and track and field team titles in the same school year in back-to-back seasons.
DeSoto claimed the girls 6A team title with 69 points. Lewisville Marcus placed second (42) and Duncanville third (40).
Mansfield Lake Ridge won the girls 5A team title with 88 points, McKinney North second (78) and Frisco Heritage third (46).
Fort Bend Marshall claimed the boys 5A team title with 68 points, Mansfield Legacy second (56) and Lancaster third (47).
Boy events, Klein Collins tied with Seven Lakes for third in the team standings with 38 points
The Klein Collins 4x400-meter relay of Jonathan Ventura, Marlon Hardeman, Xavier Wolf and AJ Bennet broke a school record and posted the fastest time in the state of Texas with a time of 3:12.10.
Bennett also placed second (37.07) in the 300-meter hurdles, fourth (23-4 ¼) in the long jump and Wolf placed third (1:53.47) in the 800-meter run.
Klein Oak’s John Bolding placed eighth (51-05.00) in the shot put. Ralph Farrely placed second (23-3) in the wheelchair shot put and Christopher Ventura ninth (13-5.75). Ventura also placed ninth (1:23.41) in the 400-meter wheelchair.
Klein Forest’s Maurice Westmoreland placed eighth (173-03) in the discus.
Girl events, Klein Collins placed 14th with 13 points. Klein Collins’ Kattiana Ealy-Pulido won the 100 hurdles (13.69), placed sixth (43.84) in the 300 hurdles and the 4x100 relay placed sixth (47.04).
Klein Forest’s Laila Stevenson tied for eighth (5-02) in the high jump and A’niya Galloway placed seventh (11.97) in the 100-meter dash.
Klein’s Kayla Watson placed eighth (44.51) in the 300 hurdles.
Klein Oak’s Peyton Mickelson placed ninth (11-00.00) in the pole vault.
Girl events, the Cy Springs girls tied with The Woodlands for seventh place with 21 points and Cy Ranch tied with Alvin for ninth place with 20 points.
Cy Springs’ Wonders Oguejifor won the 800 (2:09.97) and placed sixth in the high jump (5-6). The 4x200 relay placed sixth (1:37.54) and the 4x400 fourth (3:43.37).
Cy Ranch’s Kailei Collins (11.45) placed second in the 100 dash and fourth (23.66) in the 200.
Cy Ranch’s Kaitlyn Banas placed second in the pole vault (13-3) and Hannah Miller seventh (12-00.00).
Cy Falls’ Jada Chambers placed third (54.79) in the 400.
Cy Lakes’ Keayla Dove placed third (42-4 ¼) in the shot put.
Bridgeland freshman Eliana Lake placed third in the 5A girls 800 (2:13.84) and fourth (56.22) in the 400.
Boy events, Cy Fair tied for 16th place with 10 points. Eddie Sumler placed first (20.68) in the 200 dash.
The Cy Ridge 4x100 relay placed fifth (40.29) and the 4x200 seventh (1:24.92).
Cy Creek’s Myriq Freeman placed fifth (1:55.09) in the 800.
Langham Creek’s Ahmad Young placed fifth (13.96) in the 110 hurdles.
Girl events, the Tomball girls tied for 20th with nine points at the Class 5A state meet.
Tomball’s Riley Cross won silver with a score of 41-04.5 in girls shot put. Cross finishes her career with two straight silver medals in the event.
Boy events, Dekaney’s Joshua Cephus placed third (6-8) in the high jump and Westfield’s Yannick Kalidas placed eighth (45-08.75) in the triple jump.