Mansfield Sports

Large number of district track qualifiers moving on to area round

The Summit girls track and field team finished second in the District 15-4A meet and will qualify several athletes for the area round meet this Thursday. Mansfield’s boys also took second place.

The top four placers in each event will move on to compete in a bi-district-type round with District 15-4A, at Whitehouse. The top four from the area meet will qualify for the regional meet.

All three relays – the 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m – qualified for the next round of competition for Summit.

Ivey Walker, sophomore, qualified in both the high jump and pole vault, clearing 5-6 and 9-feet, respectively, to win the events. Walker also won the triple jump, while Emma Villegas also qualified in the triple jump.

Brianna Oliver, a senior signing with TCU this week, qualified in the long jump, going 19-3 ¾”. She also will compete in the 100m after setting a new district record of 11.75.

Shannon Utley, Summit head coach, said the district was the only one in the state to have three long jumpers all go over 19 feet.

The Summit boys qualified the 4x200m relay while finishing third overall. Lancaster also won the boys division. Lorenz Lester won the triple jump for Summit and placed second in the high jump.

Lake Ridge head coach Michael Prewitt said eight individual events qualified, with the 4x100m relay.

“We were fifth in the other relays,” Prewitt said, just missing additional qualifiers for the second-year program.

“We’re about where we thought,” Prewitt said. “We’re a young program trying to find our way. Most of those that qualified are our distance runners. They are the foundation of our program since we won cross country. We’re building our program in a proper manner.”

In the District 7-5A meet, the Mansfield boys qualified all three of their relays en route to the second-place team finish behind DeSoto.

In addition to the relays, the Tigers will compete in the long jump, high jump, two in the discus and pole vault, 100m and the shot put.

For the girls division, it was also DeSoto which took the team title, with Mansfield finishing fifth and Timberview sixth.

Mansfield’s Taylor Parker won the 1600m and 3200m run in the girls division. She will be joined at area by Melissa Martinez, also in the 1600m and 3200m. Danielle Johnson qualified in the high jump, and Natalie Miller will compete in the pole vault.

Mansfield boys who qualified include Nathan Steward in the 100m. Lamarques Woodard and DeMarcus Crenshaw were first and second in the 400m. Grayson Lee qualified in the 800m, as did Matt Farina and John Stivers, who were 1-2 in the 1600m and 3200m.

The 4x100m relay and 4x400 relays will compete at the area meet, as will Kolton Fletcher in the pole vault. Julius Lewis won the high jump with Langston Evans also qualifying. Joseph Brown qualified in the shot put and discus, along with Adrian Garza.

Timberview picked up qualifiers in the girls 100m with Jayla Moore and the 4x100m relay.

Brianna Johnson and Kelsey Johnson qualified in the long jump.

For the Wolves boys, Jeremy Nwonumah won second in the 200m. Branden Perry will go in the 110m and 300m hurdles and high jump. The 4x200m and 4x400m relays also qualified for Timberview.