Timberview’s Johnson takes state title
Kelsey Johnson of Timberview brought home the state long jump title at the recent Class 5A UIL State Track and Field meet in Austin on May 9-10.
It went down to the sixth and final jump for Johnson before she would claim the state championship.
“I have to do it,” Johnson said she told herself prior to the sixth jump. “Everyone was expecting me to win state and I’m in third.”
Johnson, who had a previous-best 19-5, then leaped to her personal best of 19-7 ½ to win the event and bring home the gold.
“It was pretty dramatic and exciting,” said Timberview head coach Cinda Baer.
The winning jump wasn’t immediately evident to Johnson, though.
“It felt like it was a good jump,” Johnson said. “Then they put the marker on the board and I sighed. I did it!”
Even though Johnson had won the regional meet, she said she didn’t think she had been jumping well the full season. She took the fourth and final spot at the area meet to qualify for the regional meet.
Johnson will compete for San Jose State next season.
Another Lady Wolves athlete, Brianna Lawrence, finished fifth in the triple jump at the state meet. Other Mansfield ISD athletes competing in Austin and their results:
Briona Oliver, Summit, third place, long jump
Ivy Walker, Summit, third place, triple jump
Summit’s girls 4x100m relay, fifth place (Jazmin Ashton, Jordan Washington, Ivy Walker, Briona Oliver)
Jaylyn Hernandez, Lake Ridge, third place; Larenz Lester, 6th place, triple jump
Emoni Taylor, Summit, fifth place, 300m Hurdles
Julius Lewis, Mansfield, fifth place, long jump
Mansfield boys 4x400m relay, sixth place, (Grayson Lee, Julius Lewis, Bobby McGuire, Lamarques Woodard)
Kami Stockett, Mansfield, eighth place, discus
Kenton Mayberry, Legacy, ninth place, long jump
Mansfield hockey drops to 1-2
The Mansfield JV hockey team lost to Flower Mound Marcus on Sunday, 6-4, leaving them at 1-2 in the summer season. The JV Silver team had won the division during the regular season schedule and is looking to fill new spots with younger players over the summer.
Torsten Lindquist opened the scoring in the Marcus game when he scored early off an assist from Connor Gent.
Marcus roared back with four unanswered goals to go up 4-1 midway into the second period. That’s when Mansfield caught fire and three straight goals to draw even.
Scoring in that stretch for Mansfield was Ian Dacy (Kyle Scott assist), Chris Pressley (Scott and Thomas Bell assist) and a power play goal by Nicholas Cyprian (James Boisvert assist).
Marcus pulled away with two, third period goals to seal the game.
Mansfield will be back on the ice June 1, when they take on Denton County.
– Randy Sachs