Track and field athletes qualify for 2019 UIL State Meet

May 6, 2019

Cypress Woods High School junior Lauren Lucas (center) sprints after receiving the baton from teammate Nia Sims (right). The two, Kristen Hughes and Jordan Perry formed the team’s 4x100-meter relay that qualified for the UIL Track and Field State Meet in Austin after placing second at the Region II-6A meet. Lucas also qualified for state in the 100-meter dash and long jump. (By Cypress Ranch HS journalism)
Cypress Woods High School junior Lauren Lucas (center) sprints after receiving the baton from teammate Nia Sims (right). The two, Kristen Hughes and Jordan Perry formed the team’s 4x100-meter relay that qualified for the UIL Track and Field State Meet in Austin after placing second at the Region II-6A meet. Lucas also qualified for state in the 100-meter dash and long jump. (By Cypress Ranch HS journalism)

May 6, 2018—CFISD track and field teams will send six girls’ entries and two boys’ entries to the UIL Track and Field State Meet, May 10-11 at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin. They qualified after placing in their respective events at the Region II-6A meet at Waco Midway High School and Region III-6A meet at Clear Creek ISD’s Challenger-Columbia Stadium in Webster.

The Cypress Woods High School girls’ track and field team placed the highest among CFISD teams in the two meets, as the Wildcats tallied 34 points to finish tied for fourth with Plano East in Region II-6A. The Cypress Springs High School girls’ track and field team was CFISD’s other top-10 finisher, placing tied for ninth in Region II-6A with 24 points. Cypress Ranch (17 points), Cypress Lakes (17) and Langham Creek (13) high schools all finished among the top 20.

Cypress Ranch High School senior Victor Collins qualified for the UIL Track and Field State Meet in Austin after placing second in the long jump at the Region II-6A meet.
Cypress Ranch High School senior Victor Collins qualified for the UIL Track and Field State Meet in Austin after placing second in the long jump at the Region II-6A meet.

The following girls qualified for Class 6A state meet:

  • Bridgeland’s Cassidy Graham placed third in the 1,600-meter run (4:58.43);
  • Cypress Lakes’ Keayla Dove placed third in the shot put (44-5.25);
  • Cypress Ranch’s Hannah Miller placed third in the pole vault (12-3);
  • Cypress Woods’ Lauren Lucas:
    • placed second in the 100-meter dash (11.56); and
    • placed second in the long jump (18-6.75); and
  • Cypress Woods’ 4x100-meter relay team of Kristen Hughes, Jordan Perry, Nia Sims and Lauren Lucas placed second with a time of 46.48.

On the boys’ side, Cypress Woods placed the highest among CFISD teams, finishing 17th in Region II-6A with 15 points.

In Region III, the Cypress Ridge High School boys’ track and field team (10 points) finished tied for 19th in the final team standings.

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

  • Cypress Ranch’s Victor Collins placed second in the long jump (23-4); and
  • Cypress Woods’ Sebastian Cooper placed first in the 400-meter dash (47.12).

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