Atascocita, Kingwood, and Summer Creek represented Humble ISD at the 16-6A District Track Meet, held at Turner Stadium. The schools finished well in both boys and girls’ events, unfortunately none of the three schools could take home the trophy as The Woodlands boys and girls both captured gold. (Boys: 138 pts. Girls: 167 pts.)
The Atascocita boys finished in 4th place with a total of 84 points. Among the top point getters were the Eagles field event participants. Steven Bradley Daboub scored in both the shot put and discus. Desmon Harrison (1st) and Derek Williams (3rd) grabbed a combined 16 points for Atascocita in the triple jump. Along with placing 3rd in triple jump, Williams took first in the high jump. Jace Comick (1st in 200m) and Quan Shorts (2nd in 100m) were the only Eagles to place in individual running events. It was the Atascocita relay teams who scored a heavy chunk of points as the 4×100 netted 8 points with their 4th place finish. The 4×200 grabbed 16 points with their 2nd place finish and the 4×400 finished in 6th place, resulting in 2 points. The Atascocita girls finished in 6th with 47.5 points. Erica Stewart contributed with 6 points in her 3rd place finish in the 100m dash. In field events, Taydria Nickerson scored in both the long and triple jump events. The Lady Eagles’ 4×400 and the 4×100 both finished 4th resulting in 16 points. Atascocita competed well at the district meet as they look to cap off a highly successful year for their sports program.
The Kingwood boys, defending 5A State Champions*, finished 2nd with a total of 122 points. In the shot put, Steven Johnson nabbed 2nd place, giving the Mustangs 8 points. Daniel Giannavolla and Dalton Dvorak both placed in pole vault, contributing 10 points to the Mustangs 122 point total. Myles Marshall and Dewitt Thomas provided a significant amount of the boys points, Marshall netting 18 points as 800m champion and 400m runner up. Thomas also snagged 18 points from his 2nd place finish in the 110m hurdles and 1st place finish in the 300m hurdles. Kingwood’s Charles Mills placed 4th in the 1600m run and 2nd in the 3200m run, gaining points from the long distance events. In the relays, Kingwood’s 4×100 placed 5th and the 4×200 placed 4th. Kingwood’s 4×400 added 20 points to the Mustangs total by winning the event with a time of 3:14.74. Kingwood’s Lady Mustangs finished in 3rd place, totaling 96.5 points. Inne Cheetham-West contributed heavily in the shot put (4th), 200m dash (4th), and the 100m dash (4th). Abby Guidry placed 1st in both the 1600m and 3200m, scoring 20 points. Emily Golla placed 2nd in the 400m, Kalescia Thomas finished 3rd in the 100m hurdles, Erin Gallagher and Erin Greenwood placed 2nd and 4th in the 3200m run as well. Rounding out the top point getters for the Lady ‘Stangs, Olivia Thompson in the 1600m (3rd), Kristina Flematti in the pole vault (3rd), and Brianna Nolen, 1st in the 800m. Kingwood will be looking to repeat as state champions and the ladies will look to hoist a state championship trophy standing beside the boys.
The Summer Creek Bulldog boys ended up a mere 7 points behind Kingwood as they finished 3rd overall with 115 points. Dominique Lang placed 4th in the 400m run, Cam White placed 2nd in the 800m, the only two individual sprinters to place for the Bulldogs. The strengths of Summer Creek’s track team lie in their hurdlers and relays. Jokerious Code finished 2nd in the 300m Hurdles while teammates Kristropher Allison (3rd in 110m, 4th in 300m) and Damian O’Neal (1st in 100m, 3rd in 300m) finished in the top four of both hurdle races. The Bulldog 4×100 and 4×200 placed 3rd as the 4×400 finished in 2nd, just 1.08 seconds behind the winners, Kingwood. In the field events, Kenyon Holt and Chase Bryant finished 2nd and 3rd in the long jump; Jacob Settle finished 4th in shot put and 2nd in discus. Summer Creek’s Lady Bulldogs finished just 3.5 points out of 3rd place, as they totaled 93 points. Individual point getters for the Bulldogs field events included: Ciara Williams in the discus (4th), Katherine Fisher in the shot put (3rd), and Justice Edwards in the long jump (4th). Edwards also placed 2nd in the 100m hurdles. The 4×400 and the 4×200 captured silver medal finishes as the 4×100 took bronze, all contributing double digit point totals. Bryanah Rideaux was the gold medal finisher in the 400m, Angelica Jacobs brought home silver in the 800m, and TraShauna Hardy grabbed bronze in the 200m dash. The Bulldogs competed exceptionally well for their first year in Class 6A**, trying to compete to the same extent they did in 4A.
Great job to all Humble ISD schools and athletes; good luck as you continue your quest for state!
*Most schools from Class 5A moved up to Class 6A prior to the 2014-2015 academic year
** Summer Creek exceeded the minimum attendance to be classified as a 6A school, the Bulldogs jumped from 4A-6A as opposed to jumping from 4A-5A.
Written by: Gabe Henderson