click on highlighted events for detail,
pix, and quotes
II pre: Earvin Parker TX 10.45 +2.0
B-1600: Leonel Manzano TX
B-3200: Logan Sherman, Richardson Pearce 9:06.04
B-200m Steeple: Justin Havard, Lufkin 6:16.37
B-110H pre: Kerron Clement
TX 13.91 +2.5
B-HJ: Scott Sellers TX 7-1
B-LJ: Deondrick Nunez, Del Valle 24-4.5 +1.4
B-PV: Chip Heuser KY 17-0.75
B-4x200 Div II pre: Jenks OK 1:26.19
B-4x400 Div II pre: Lancaster 3:16.13 (Klein Forest 3:16.59)
B-4x800: Klein TX 7:48.36
B-SMR: Reagan San Antonio 3:27.79
Klein TX 10:11.98
II pre: Krystin Lacy TX 11.68 +2.1
G-1600: Brianna McLeod OK
G-3200: Rachel Collins, Granbury 10:39.89
G-100H pre: Jessica Ohanaja TX 13.98 +0.6
G-HJ: Meggie Schuelke, Houston Memorial 5-9
G-LJ: Whitney Holmes, East Central SA 19-0 nwi
G-PV: Brittni Lawrence, Hays
Div II pre: Skyline Dallas TX 1:36.96
G-4x400 Div II pre: Skyline Dallas TX 3:46.49
G-4x800: Jenks OK 9:18.28
G-SMR: Houston Westbury 3:27.79
G-DMR: Flower Mound Marcus
by Errol Anderson
Brittni Lawrence 12'10
1 - Thursday
The track setting is
unbelieveable. The track has seating for 20,000 and Saturday's events
should fill the stands. The climate is great with forecast of some
showers for tomorrow. It is very windy and the sprints should be
fast. Arkansas' 4x8 was still able to set a stadium record today,
7:25.14 . Said Ahmed 1:49.0,Robbie Stevens, 1:51.9, James Hatch
1:52.8, 1:51.5. Alistair Cragg is scheduled to compete in the 4x1500
and the DMR.
Last year's 200 and 400
meter HS record setter Sanya Richards, now a freshman star for the
University of Texas, did some drills as recuperating Texas coach
Bev Kearney sat in a wheelchair. Sanya's dad visited her (right).
and Bernard Williams also did some drills on the infield.
by Ricky Quintana
Here are some of the best events:
100m Hurdles Div II
This will pit the 4 of the 5 fastest girls in Texas. #1 Jessica Ohanaja,
Angel Boyd, # 3 Whitney Holmes, and # 5 Lindsay Adams. Ohanaja has the
fastest FAT time with the three others having converted handtimes.
110m Hurdles Boys Div II
The race at the front should be hot. Florida signee, # 2 Kerron Clement
fresh off a win the 60m hurdles at the NIKE Indoor Championships. He’s
looking to improve over the 110’s. He will get more than enough
from # 1 Jon
McDowell. Both times are converted handtimes. # 5 Clayton Bynum, # 7 Jason
Richardson, and # 9 Tyler Whitman could slip into the mix.
3 10 Brenton Robinson will run the Div I heat.
4 x 200 Relay Girls Div II
The state’s best square off in this stellar field. # 1 Houston Westbury,
Dallas Skyline, # 5 Austin Reagan, #7 Lancaster and # 8 Hightower boast
powered squads. Westbury and Skyline are separated by a slim 0.1 so this
should go down to the wire.
4 x 200 Relay Boys Div II
# 3 Arlington Bowie, # 4 Corsicana, # 5 Converse Jordan, # 6 Greenville,
10 Houston Westside. Other state powers Dallas Carter and Galveston Ball
also in there. A lot of speed.
Six of the state’s top ten are in the field. # 1 Celeste Tyson,
# 3 Calandra
Stewart, # 6 Traci Fraser, # 8 Hallie Bullin, # 9 Nicole Mericle, and
Erin Bedell. No one under five minutes yet, but this could happen with
field where the top competitors are within four seconds of each other.
State leader Steve Magness is in a district which will not allow him
outside of the district, so he’ll sit this one out. Defending champ
Mazano returns to the meet where he made headlines last year with his
4:11.36. # 4 Mitch Sanders, # 5 Pete Janson, # 6 Kyle Miller and unranked
Jonathan Norris are all factors in the race that should be close.
100m Dash Girls
Five of the top ten are in the race. # 2 Kristin Lacy, # 4 Carla Grace,
Gyaisha Hall, # 7 Jennifer Jones, and # 9 Monique are the top performers
this year. Several more enter with fast qualifying times and could surprise.
# 9 Monique Lee will be in the Division I race.
100m Dash Boys
10.12 windy performer Ivory Williams does not have a ranked time entering
the meet, but will be the odds on favorite. # 1 Bryan Hendricks enters
meet with the fastest handtime this season. In fact all the ranked competing
have handtimes as their best marks. # 2 Terrance Wheatley, # 4 Earvin
Parker, and # 5 Bradley Reed are the top contenders. Willie Hordge is
competing which is somewhat disappointing, but with Districts upcoming
probably best. Nathan Yorks is also entered, but may not be 100% due to
injury suffered at the NIKE Indoor Championships.
4 x 400m Relay Girls
Long Beach Wilson is the team to beat. They ran 3:38.69 last year for
# 2 in
the nation and enters as the overwhelming favorite. # 1 Dallas Skyline,
Houston Westbury, # 5 Hightower, # 7 Converse Judson, and # 10 Cypress
could benefit from the fast pace set.
4 x 400m Boys
# 3 Klein Forest, # 6 Lake Highlands, and # 10 San Antonio Reagan are
top contenders. Last year’s sub 3:16 performers, Austin Reagan,
and Corsicana enter with slow seed times, but should be watched.
Footlocker finalist and # 4 Rachael Forish heads the field. All of them
tightly bunched together. # 5 Tara Gruber, #7 Hallie Bullin, # 8 Jessica
Jackson, # 9 Cassie Hosticks , and # 10 Marissa Daniels should make this
highly competitive race which could put the winner under 11:00.
Leonel Manzano will be doubling back as he did last year where he finished
2nd and with his kick should be the favorite. # 3 Jonathan Serrell, #
Logan Sherman, # 7 Scottt MacPherson, # 8 Jack Morse, # 9 Brett Olson,
and # 10 Ben Schulz are the other leading Texans.