Wheatley girls capture their first UIL Track Championship
Despite the bad weather, Wheatley girls were able to win their first UIL state team title. This comes two weeks after they won the region for the first time.
The girls showed great improvement from last year where they tied for 25th place at the Class 4A state track meet. They are co-champions, sharing the title with Lancaster. Both schools ended with 58 points after a dramatic finish of the 1,600-meter relay. Going into the relay, Wheatley led Lancaster by four points (42-38).
Lancaster won the relay giving them 20 points. The Wildcats were in third place approaching the final lap until Freshman anchor Takyera Roberson passed Frisco Heritage’s Tori Trip on the final 100 meters to claim second. Wheatley got 16 points for their finish giving them 58 points along with Lancaster. “When I first got there, track was unheard of for girls,” Coach Mareon Lewis said. “I walked those hallways and I begged those girls to come out. But they came out, they worked hard and now they are state champs.”
Mylana Hearn Captures 4A State Title in Triple Jump
3 Time State Qualifier Mylana Hearn of Fort Bend Marshall captures the Class 4A State Title in the Triple Jump. Her best jump was her first attempt of 40’8 1/2 which led the entire event. Hearn did not fault on any of her six attempts, all which were 40 feet or better. The second-place jump was 39-6 1/2.
Hall-Thompson and Harvey lead trio of Double Winners at State Track Meet
Morton Ranch senior Eli Hall-Thompson won the 100 and 200 meter dashes at state for the boys. “That was the plan before today, before yesterday and before the day before yesterday,” Hall-Thompson said. “Even back at the first track meet. It was ‘Go win state’.”
Fort Bend’s Rushell Harvey won the 100 and 200 meter dashes to sweep sprints for the girls.
Other Area Winners
Spring’s Alaysh’A. Johnson (110 hurdles) Kingwood’s Myles Marshall (800), Elsik’s Ishmael Zamora (110 hurdles), Nimitz’s Dre’Vian Young (400), Clear Springs’ Tiffany Terry (400), Manvel’s Makenzie Smajstrla (high jump) and Fort Bend Austin’s Bria Druilhet (triple jump).