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.
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.
“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:
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:
In Class 5A, Bridgeland placed eighth in the girls’ team finish with 26 points.
The following athlete qualified for the Class 5A state meet: