Texas High Boys Claim Co-Championship at Class 4A Region II Track + Field Meet
ARLINGTON — Texas High swept the relays en route to the Class 4A Region II boys track and field championship this weekend at UT Arlington’s Maverick Stadium.
The Tigers won the 400- and 800-meter relays in addition to the mile relay, while getting a first-place performance from Kevin Harris in the 200-meter dash. Harris’ time of 21.03 seconds came in ahead of Mount Pleasant’s K.D. Cannon, who won silver with a time of 21.61 seconds.
Texas High’s 77 points tied the Tigers with Lancaster for the boys regional crown. Nacogdoches was third with 40 points. Jacob Bragg’s first-place shot put performance (51-4 1/4) led the Dragons, who also got a second-place pole vault finish from Mason Hardy (15-0) to qualify for state.
John Tyler’s Andre Jefferson and Whitehouse’s Troy Hayden also qualified for the UIL state meet, which is May 10-11 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. Jefferson won the boys long jump with a leap of 24-6 1/2. Hayden qualified in two events after winning the the mile (4:19.85) and finishing second in the two-mile run (9:30.86).
On the girls side, three East Texas individual competitors and one relay team qualified for state.
Whitehouse’s Fulani Petties, a Central Arkansas volleyball signee, won the high jump (5-8), while Pine Tree’s Brittany Conway won the pole vault (11-6). Lindale’s Travicia Acy cleared 5-7 for second place and a state berth in the high jump. John Tyler’s 800-meter relay team (B. Gipson, C. Lampkin, D. Jones, T. Vaugh) earned silver with a time of 1:39.46.
Class 4A Region II
Track and Field Championships
State Qualifiers from East Texas
- 1. Andre Jefferson, John Tyler — 24-6 1/2
- 1. Jacob Bragg, Nacogdoches — 51-4 1/4
- 2. Mason Hardy, Nacogdoches — 15-0
- 1. Kevin Harris, Texas High — 21.03
- 2. K.D. Cannon, Mount Pleasant — 21.61
- 1. Troy Hayden, Whitehouse — 4:19.85
- 2. Troy Hayden, Whitehouse — 9:30.86
- 1. Texas High — 41.13
- 1. Texas High — 1:25.17
- 1. Texas High — 3:16.38
- 1. Fulani Petties, Whitehouse — 5-8
- 2. Travicia Acy, Lindale — 5-7
- 1. Brittany Conway, Pine Tree — 11-6
- 2. John Tyler (B. Gipson, C. Lampkin, D. Jones, T. Vaugh) — 1:39.46