Lamar sweeps 18-6A track championships
The Lamar track and field teams continued their streak of district championships at Barnett Stadium, pulling away for the girls and boys team titles.
The Lady Texans scored 278 points to finish 133 ahead of Bellaire, winning 12 individual gold medals including every event on the track. The Texans scored 182 points to hold off Westbury’s 140, winning all three relays.
Lamar’s Milan Young and Julia Heymach pulled off the remarkable feat of three district championships. Young paced the 100-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles, while Heymach cruised to gold in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. Westbury’s Yoel Yoel was the only other individual multiple-event winner, taking the 800 and 1,600.
Lamar’s female district champions included Sydney Dillard (200), Sydney Allen (400), Alina Mooradian (high jump), Julia Irr (pole vault), Kaylin Guillory (long jump) and Mia Moffett (discus). The Lady Texans medaled in all three relays.
Lamar’s quartet of Ta’Zhawn Henry, Al’Vonte Woodard, D’Shawn Jamison and Zane Knipe won twice, pacing the sprint and 800 races. Matthew Parker, Jamison, Denzel Davis and Tre’Von Lewis stepped in for the mile relay victory. Parker (400) and Woodard (100) won gold medals individually, while Matthew Smith was the pole vault champion.
Westside took home two relay championships, with combinations of Vanecia Foley, Jattasialyn Caldwell, Fotenote London, Aniya McMurry and Jourde Robinson striking gold in the 400 and 800. The school also swept the triple jump, with Camara Green and Khristan Hurks winning. Mattiece Jones provided first-place points for the Wolves in the discus.
Bellaire’s Jordan Brown, Samantha Sarlin, Jia Foster and Makenli Raspberry closed the meet with a mile relay victory. Foster added a gold medal in the shot put. The Cardinals were led by district champions Jamarcus Washington (110 hurdles) and Ababu Mohamed (3,200).
Heights’ E’Munn Parker (200) and Curtis Melrose (long jump), Westbury’s Myles Stennis (300 hurdles) and Aaric Lyles (high jump) and Chavez’s Dominic Franklin (shot put) were among those taking district titles to the area meet.
WISDOM, MADISON LEAD 24-5A
The Wisdom boys and Madison girls track teams claimed District 24-5A championships at Barnett Stadium. The Generals amassed 138 points to hold off Waltrip (106), while the Lady Marlins’ 132 points topped Northside (106).
Wisdom was led by five district championships including in the 400-meter relay. Seaare Gebrekidan (3,200), Treveon Lindon (110 hurdles), Armoni Skinner (high jump) and Isiah Dotson (triple jump) helped put the Generals on top to stay.
Madison had two dual champions in Brandolyn Walker (100, 200) and Corriena Hall (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), with Kailye Nay (800) and Nadia Williams (triple jump) adding gold medals.
Sterling’s Jontriese Nelson was the throwing standout in 24-5A, winning both the shot put and discus. Wisdom’s Adriana Sadler won both broad jumping championships. The Furr girls and Waltrip boys both won two relays to stay in contention for the team title.
Individual champions included Madison’s Jaquel Hamm (100) and Gejuan Morris (200), Furr’s Bethany Franklin (400) and Anfernee Johnson (long jump), Northside’s Jocelyn Valdez (1,600), Sharpstown’s Jessica Oliver (3,200) and Kory Evans (800), Sterling’s Desire Akpoli (400) and Keitrel Cotton (shot put), Austin’s Israel Castillo (1,600) and Prentis Beasley (300 hurdles), Waltrip’s Jonathan Chapa (discus) and Milby’s Noe Rivera (pole vault).
NORTH FOREST SWEEPS 24-4A CROWNS
North Forest turned seven individual championships, three relay gold medals and medalists in most events into two District 24-4A titles. The Bulldogs dominated district competition with 253 points as Wheatley finished second with 109. The Lady Bulldogs scored 188 to pull away from Yates’ 128.
North Forest won the boys 400 and 800 relays and had individual champs in Damon Wiggins (200), Derrick Graham (pole vault), Antonio Davis (long jump) and Jermaine Drewey (triple jump). The Lady Bulldogs were led by their mile relay, Chad’e Clay (400), Lluvia Sixtos (3,200) and Kierra Ginns (triple jump).
Among the top individual athletes was Worthing’s Cedric Jones, who achieved the rare feat of sweeping the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. Yates’ Ally Henson won the 100 and 300 hurdles, leading a quintet of Lady Lions victories that included the 800 relay, Tavin Oliver (pole vault) and Margnan Taylor (shot put).
Kashmere had six gold medals including its girls 400 relay. Jasmine Chatman (100), Samaj Cager (800), Garrion Gamble (100), Louis Johnson (110 hurdles) and Deyleon Griffith (high jump) continued the victories.
Wheatley won the boys mile relay and received gold medals from Jada Lewis (200), Jada Russ (long jump), Taylor Johnson (discus) and Robert Gregory (400).
Scarborough was led by Alondra Vasquez (1600) and DeSean Crew (110 hurldes). Worthing’s Shaniah Mitchell won the high jump. Washington swept the boys throwing events with Avery Booker winning the shot put and Wesley Randall the discus.