Union Grove leads way for TGCA All-State track and field team

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:19 - Written by CHRIS PARRY, cparry@tylerpaper.com

Union Grove won the Class 2A girls team title in track and field last month with seniors Hanna Chambliss, Cheyenne Grubbs, Kyra Winn and junior Summer Grubbs putting on a memorable performance in Austin.

All four have now been selected for the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-State track team. The athletes must be nominated by member coaches who are in good standing with the TGCA and the team’s head coach must be in good standing for his athletes to be eligible for nomination.

Three of the all-state members -- Winn, Chambliss and Summer Grubbs -- were part of the Lady Bulldogs’ gold-medal winning 4x200-meter relay team at the state meet. Summer Grubbs joined the other three to finish as silver medalist in the 4x400-meter relay. Cheyenne Grubbs grabbed gold in the 300-meter hurdles with Summer Grubbs taking gold in the girls 2A long jump.

Joining Union Grove on the Class 2A all-state team are Carlisle’s Hayley Jordan and Cayuga’s Stormi Lane. Jordan, a senior, was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at state and also qualified for state in the high jump. Lane, a sophomore, was fourth in the 100-meter dash at state.

In Class 3A, Elkhart’s Ashley Buck was chosen for the all-state team. Buck, a senior, competed at the state meet and finished fourth in the triple jump.

In Class 4A, Gilmer’s Sommer Hines and Tatum’s Leandria Allison and Ramaya Davis earned all-state recognition. Hines, a senior, won the 100-meter dash at the District 15-4A meet and was part of a third-place 4x100-meter relay in the Class 4A Region II meet.

Allison, a senior, finished second in the discus at the 15/16-4A area meet and was fourth at regionals.

Davis, a freshman, was second at regionals in the triple jump and reached the state meet, finishing seventh.

For the complete TGCA All-State track and field team, go to www.austintgca.com .