This past weekend at the University of Texas at Austin, athletes from around the state, including various area schools, competed for top honors at the UIL State Track and Field meet.
Athletes from Kingwood, Humble, Huffman Hargrave, Summer Creek and Atascocita competed in the meet, and in a number of cases, took home a state title.
One of the area schools with great representation was Atascocita; the Eagles put four different athletes into the state meet, in the girls’ 3200-meter run, the boys’ 800, the girls’ 100-meter hurdles and the boys’ triple jump.
Of those four, two individuals took home state championships. Christian Gilmore won the state title in the 800, with a time of 1:52.56. In addition, Travian Blaylock won the state title in the boys’ triple jump at 50 feet, 7 inches.
Summer Creek also had a number of athletes in the state meet, with the highlight being the 4x100 meter dash. In that race, the team of Roxane Adama, Dynasty McClennon, Tianna Randle and Beyonce Dotson finished third with a time of 46.37.
In addition, Randle finished sixth in the 100 dash with a time of 11.74, and McClennon finished fourth in the 400 meter at 55.57.
Kingwood, meanwhile, had two individuals participate in the meet, in Carter Storm and Garrett Carswell.
Carswell, though he didn’t finish in the top two of his event, qualified by having the fastest third place finish of all four regions for the boys’ 300 hurdles.
In those events, both individuals performed very well. Carswell took seventh in the boys’ 300 hurdles, and Storm finished third in a very tight 1600 meter, with a time of 4:14.83.
Humble had athletes in the girls’ 100-meter dash, boys’ 200 dash, and the boys’ 4x100 relay.
Arianna West took seventh in the girls’ 100 dash, while Jordan Booker had a very strong showing; he finished third in the boys’ 200 dash, and was part of the Wildcats’ 4x100 relay team which finished seventh.
Huffman Hargrave also had two individuals who made it to Austin, in the boys’ 1600, and the girls’ 400 dash.
Peyton Pluenneke finished eighth in the boys’ 1600 with a time of 4:32.94, while Solley Destiny finished ninth in the girls’ 400 dash with a time of 59.34.