Track and field athletes qualify for 2018 UIL State Meet

May 2, 2018

The Cypress Springs High School girls’ track and field team won its fifth consecutive Region III-6A championship, tallying 71 points to claim the title at Turner Stadium in Humble on April 28.
The Cypress Springs High School girls’ track and field team won its fifth consecutive Region III-6A championship, tallying 71 points to claim the title at Turner Stadium in Humble on April 28.

May 2, 2018—CFISD track and field teams will send five boys’ entries and 12 girls’ entries to the UIL Track and Field State Meet, May 11-2 at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin. They qualified after placing in their respective events at the Region III-6A and Region III-5A meets in Humble.

In the Class 6A girls’ competition, Cypress Springs High School won its fifth consecutive regional title with 71 points to best runner-up Fort Bend Hightower (55 points) and third-place Alief Elsik (48 points). Cypress Ranch High School was CFISD’s other top-10 finisher, placing seventh with 37 points.

Cypress Woods and Cypress Lakes high schools tied for 15th (14 points).

Cypress Springs High School’s 4x400-meter relay team of, from left, Mikayla Grauman, Rachel Hall, Wonders Oguejifor and Vanessa Ugorji placed first at the Region III-6A Meet. The Panthers won their fifth consecutive regional title and qualified four entries for state.
Cypress Springs High School’s 4x400-meter relay team of, from left, Mikayla Grauman, Rachel Hall, Wonders Oguejifor and Vanessa Ugorji placed first at the Region III-6A Meet. The Panthers won their fifth consecutive regional title and qualified four entries for state.

“We're really proud of them for winning our fifth consecutive regional championship,” said Ruqayya Gibson, Cypress Springs head girls’ track and field coach. “It's truly amazing to see kids fight for what they love and as coaches, we understand the impact that these little wins in athletics will have on them for a lifetime. We are also proud to have the opportunity to represent our school, CFISD and our entire community at the state meet.”

The champion Panthers will head to the state meet with four entries, including two relays.

“This season the girls really learned to understand the power of belief,” Gibson said. “They believed in themselves and each other and committed to making sure to continue the legacy that the girls that came before them left. 

The following girls qualified for Class 6A state meet:

  • Cypress Ranch’s Kailei Collins:
    • placed second in the 100-meter dash (11.81); and
    • placed second in the 200-meter dash (23.64);
  • Cypress Falls’ Jada Chambers placed first in the 400-meter dash (53.84);
  • Cypress Springs’ Wonders Oguejifor:
    • placed first in the 800-meter run (2:12.92); and
    • placed first in the high jump (5-6);
  • Cypress Springs’ 4x200-meter relay team of Tasia Brumfield, Tiffany Mack, Vanessa Ugorji and Rachel Hall place third with a time of 1:37.59;
  • Cypress Springs’ 4x400-meter relay team of Wonders Oguejifor, Rachel Hall, Mikayla Grauman and Vanessa Ugorji placed first with a time of 3:41.27;
  • Cypress Ranch’s Hannah Miller placed first in the pole vault (12-6);
  • Cypress Ranch’s Kaitlyn Banas placed second in the pole vault (12-2); and
  • Cypress Lakes’ Keayla Dove placed first in the shot put (43-4.5).

In the boys’ Class 6A competition, Cypress Ridge High School was CFISD’s top-scoring team, finishing fourth overall with 34. Cypress Woods High School finished just outside the top 10, placing 11th with 20 points.

The following boys qualified for the Class 6A state meet:

  • Cy-Fair’s Eddie Sumler placed first in the 200-meter dash (20.90);
  • Cypress Creek’s Myriq Freeman placed second in the 800-meter run (1:55.34);
  • Langham Creek’s Ahmad Young placed first in the 110-meter hurdles (14.14);
  • Cypress Ridge’s 4x100-meter relay team of Cameron Crowe, Robert Griffin, Kaylon Horton and Jakobe Jackson placed second with a time of 40.81; and
  • Cypress Ridge’s 4x200-meter relay team of Robert Griffin, Jailon Santee, Kaylon Horton and Cameron Crowe placed third with a time of 1:25.11.

In Class 5A, Bridgeland placed eighth in the girls’ team finish with 26 points.

The following athlete qualified for the Class 5A state meet:

  • Bridgeland’s Eliana Lake:
    • placed first in the 400-meter dash (55.32); and
    • placed first in the 800-meter run (2:15.20).

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