Our original schedule listed this Friday’s Area 11-6A track meet to be held by the Galena Park ISD. That is incorrect and thanks to West Brook’s Eric Peevey for letting me know of the venue. The 21-6A and 22-6A qualifiers will compete at the Deer Park 9th grade north campus track….

Congratulations, East Chambers….

   Given their dominance at the 23-3A district track and field championships, congratulations certainly are in order to the East Chambers to girls coach Johnathan Snipes and boys coach Chris Fontenot for not only winning the team titles but dominating their categories. Those 23-3A qualifiers are bypassing the area round and going straight to the 3A regional meet on Apr. 27-28 at Hewitt Midway (Waco area).….

Don’t forget, top four places advance…

  Sometimes this can get confusing due to the addition of the area meet, but the top four finishers in this week’s area meets are advancing to the following weekend’s regional meets and then the top two regional finishers advance to the state meet.….

Weather has worked against Texans….

   National high school federation rankings show fewer Texans than any year in this decade with athletes from California, Florida and even Illinois and Pennsylvania sharing the wealth. Kalon Barnes of Silsbee shares the state’s best 100-meter time at 10.23 but the national best time in the 100 is 10.13 by Anthony Schwartz of American Heritage HS in Plantation, Fl. Even our local weather guys indicate temperatures have been way below normal. Any of you who attended a district meet in our area certainly know what I mean….

Bad luck for Micheal Ford in the quarter…..

   Virtually all of the area leaders in their events easily advanced from the district meets to qualify for the area meet. One noteworthy exception would be Port Arthur Memorial senior quarter-miler Micheal Ford who sustained a leg injury during the District 22-5A open quarter and placed last in the 400 meters. Titans coach Darrell Granger was hopeful that Micheal may be able to heal sufficiently to contribute later in the season on the Memorial boys 1,600-meter relay team…..

                  An event schedule for this week’s area meets is listed on the back page.

                    

                   2018 AREA HIGH SCHOOL OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD LEADERS

  DISCUS — Girls: Kailynn Williams, Ozen (sophomore), 114-6; Boys: Taylor Bullock, West Brook (senior), 147-7;

SHOT PUT — Girls: Kailynn Williams, Ozen (sophomore), 39-0; Boys: Donovan Edwards, West Brook (senior), 51-2.5.

HIGH JUMP — Girls: Kelli Silcox, East Chambers (senior), 5-6; Boys: Christian Weatherly, LC-Mauriceville (senior), 6-8.

LONG JUMP — Girls: Jacie Droddy, PNG (junior) 19-0.75; Boys: Xavier Hull, PA Memorial

(senior), 22-7.5.

TRIPLE JUMP — Girls: Honestee Holman, Ozen (sophomore), 35-10.75; Boys: Christian Weatherly, LC-Mauriceville (senior), 45-7.5.

POLE VAULT — Girls: Mackenzie Davis, Orangefield (junior), 10-0; Boys: Austin Jones, Port Neches-Groves (senior), 14-9.

100 METERS — Girls: Quin Cook, West Brook (senior) 12.11 FAT and Jacie Droddy, PN-G hand (junior), 12.11; Boys: Kalon Barnes, Silsbee (senior), 10.23 FAT.

200 METERS — Girls: Maya Kelly, Central (senior), 24.99; Boys: Ireon Brown, PAM (sophomore), 21.31 FAT.

400 METERS — Girls: Maya Kelly, Central (senior), 60.80; Boys: Ryan Deutsch, Orangefield (senior), 50.96 hand; Micheal Ford, PAM (senior), 51.04 FAT.

800 METERS — Girls: Ny’Reonna Smith, PAM (junior), 2:26.80; Boys: Tyvonne Allen, PAM (senior), 1:59.80.

1,600 METERS — Girls: Madison Helm, Orangefield (sophomore), 5:32.14; Boys: Eli Peveto, LC-Mauriceville (junior), 4:29.53.

3,200 METERS — Girls: Madison Helm, Orangefield (sophomore), 12:12.73; Boys: Eli Peveto, LC-Mauriceville (junior), 9:35.53.

100-METER HURDLES — Girls: Wreagan Taylor, Hardin-Jefferson (senior), 14.87.

110-METER HURDLES — Boys: Ja’Vantae Hopkins, PAM (junior), 14.80.

300-METER HURDLES — Girls: Milicent Neveu, PAM (senior), 46.20; Boys: Ja’Vantae Hopkins, PAM (junior), 40.00.

400-METER RELAY — Girls: PAM (Aniya Duhon, Zykirra Cabarras, Coreyanna Gorrer, Capri Wilson) 47.25; Boys: PAM (Ireon Brown, Greg Laday, Xavier Hull, Elijah Hines), 41.05.

800-METER RELAY — Girls: Central (Cameron Dill, Maya Kelly, Briana Mouton, Brianna Howard) 1:40.93; Boys: PAM (Xavier Hull, Micheal Odoms, Gregory Laday, Ireon Brown), 1:25.94.

1,600-METER RELAY — Girls: Central (Briana Mouton, Malaysia St. Clair, Shunteria Mitchell, Cameron Dill) 4:06.04; Boys: PAM (Jaquan Francois, Xavier Hull, Gregory Laday, Ireon Brown) 3:14.97.

This week’s schedule

                        WEDNESDAY

April 18   — Area 11-4A at Jasper

9 a.m.   Coaches meeting

10 a.m.  First set of field events begin

11:30 a.m. Second set of field events begin

3 p.m.: Running finals begin

                        THURSDAY

April 19  — Area 12-2A at Deweyville

9 a.m.    Coaches meeting

10 a.m.  First set of field events begin

11:30 a.m.:  Second set of field events begin

Running begins one hour after the end of field events

April 19 — Area 11-5A at Barbers Hill

10 a.m.   Scratch meeting

11 a.m.   Finals of the girls 3,200-meter run

11:20 a.m.   Finals of the boys 3,200-meter run

Noon   First set of field events begin

2 p.m.:  Second set of field events begin

5 p.m.: Running finals begin

                        FRIDAY

April 20 – Area 11-6A at Deer Park Ninth Grade campus

2 p.m.       Coaches meeting

3 p.m.     First set of field events begin

5:30 p.m.    Approximate start of running finals