Robert E. Lee, John Tyler set up for strong Day 2 at District 11-6A track and field meet

Published on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 15:05 - Written by

ROCKWALL - John Tyler and Robert E. Lee athletes seek district glory in the second and final day of the District 11-6A track and field championships Thursday at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium.

The top four finishers in each event qualify for the District 11/12-6A area meet next week in Mesquite.

On the first day of the competition Tuesday, JT’s Jerry Young qualified by finishing second in triple jump. Shot put, pole vault and the 3,200-meter run were also held Tuesday, while long jump, high jump, discus and the remaining running finals will be Thursday.

A number of Lee and JT runners scheduled to participate after prelims on Tuesday. Both the Lions, Red Raiders and Lady Lions will have teams running in all three relays while the Lady Raiders will run only the 4x400 relay.

Lee’s Benjamin Dene qualified in prelims in the 110 and 300 hurdles. He’ll be joined by fellow Red Raiders Ty Valdez and Simon Gachibi, who are running both the 800 and 1,600, as well as Haftu Knight in the 1,600. The 800 and 1,600 did not hold prelims.

The Lady Raiders also qualified one hurdler from Tuesday: Genisis Emanuel in the 300 hurdles. Joining her running for the Lee girls squad Thursday will be Mary Claire Neal (800, 1,600) and Sarah Niedrauer (1,600).

John Tyler will have a number of athletes competing Thursday after Tuesday’s prelims, including Ke'Tavion Humber, who qualified in both hurdles races. He’ll be joined in the 110 race by teammate Kiante Stoker.

Also running for the Lions will be Stephen Brown (800), Landon Bowie (800, 400), Caleb McMiller (100), Young (100), Juston Walker (400) and Michael Givens-Washington (200).

On the girls side for JT will be Skyler Humphrey (800), Destini Whitehead (400) and Amber Gonzalez (1,600).


District 11-6A Track And Field Championships

Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium

Day 2 Running Finals — Thursday

Robert E. Lee and John Tyler only, with seed or prelim time


4x100-meter relay — John Tyler (Charity Ervin, Kayla Wilson, Aviana Wheaten, Zakarra McAdoo), 50.52.

800 run — Mary Claire Neal, Lee, 2:21.27; Skyler Humphrey, JT, 2:41.44.

4x200 relay — John Tyler (Aviana Wheaten, Kayla Wilson, Charity Ervin, Zakarra McAdoo), 1:48.42.

400 dash — Destini Whitehead, JT, 62.05.

300 hurdles — Genisis Emanuel, Lee, 49.18.

1,600 run — Mary Claire Neal, Lee, 5:21.14; Sarah Niedrauer, Lee, 5:21.27; Amber Gonzalez, JT, 5:58.31.

4x400 relay — John Tyler (Kayla Wilson, Skyler Humphrey, Destini Whitehead, Aviana Wheaten), 4:20.94; Lee (Emanual Genisis, Aliesha Rivers, Jayla Chandler, Naomi Emanuel), NT.



4x100 relay — John Tyler (Jerry Young, Damion Miller, Michael Givens-Washington, Caleb McMiller), 42.02; Lee (Dominic DiPaolo, Davion Thompson, Matt Taylor, Garrett Gowin), 43.20.

800 run — Stephen Brown, JT, 2:00.93; Ty Valdez, Lee, 2:01.89; Landon Bowie, JT, 2:02.54; Simon Gachibi, Lee, 2:02.93.

110 hurdles — Ke’Tavion Humber, JT, 14.75; Kiante Stoker, JT, 15.60; Benjamin Dene, Lee, 16.23.

100 dash — Caleb McMiller, JT, 10.84; Jerry Young, JT, 11.03.

4x200 relay — Lee (Dominic DiPaolo, Davion Thompson, Matt Taylor, Garrett Gowin), 1:30.00; John Tyler (Kitan Crawford, Michael Givens-Washington, Caleb McMiller, Jerry Young), 1:30.30.

400 dash — Landon Bowie, JT, 41.61; Juston Walker, JT, 51.66.

300 hurdles — Ke’Tavion Humber, JT, 40.18; Benjamin Dene, Lee, 42.33.

200 dash — Michael Givens-Washington, JT, 23.11.

1,600 run — Haftu Knight, Lee, 4:28.72; Simon Gachibi, Lee, 4:41.46; Ty Valdez, Lee, 4:53.64.

4x400 relay — John Tyler (Ke’Tavion Humber, Landon Bowie, Stephen Brown, Juston Walker), 3:26.89; Lee (Matt Taylor, DiPaolo Dominic, Zaylon Walker, Garrett Gowin), 3:30.00.