Plano East senior Tiriah Kelley earned two gold medals in the District 6-6A Track and Field Championships at Murphy’s Kimbrough Stadium. Kelley finished first in both the girls 100-meter (11.62) and 200-meter dash (24.01). Ismail Mahdi placed third in the boys 100-meter dash (10.75). Danielle Tillery finished fourth in the 3200-meter medley (11:49.02).
In the relays, the team of Kelley, Kaylee Moody, Janiya Richardson, and Kaley Qualls finished first in the girls 4×100 relay (46.18). Moody, Richardson, Qualls, and Karis Johnson placed third in the 4×200 relay (1:42.04). Jenkins, Payton Cooper, Isabella Posselt, and Lesliunna Colbert finished fourth in the 4×400 relay (4:02.96).
On the boys side, the team of Luis Chamu, Chidozie Igwe, Quincy Baggett, and Mahdi finished second in the 4×100 relay (42.19). Mahdi, Chamu, Igwe, and JorDan Cruz placed third in the 4×400 relay (3:21.50). Igwe, Baggett, Doryian Marshall, and Xavier Franco finished fifth in the 4×200 relay (1:30.21).
In the field events, Aiden Hayes won first place in the boys high jump (6’06”). It was a two-way tie with Zane Hicke of Flower Mound Marcus. Tristan Martin finished fourth in the high jump (6’). Ella Yarborough placed fourth in the girls discus throw (122’01”) and fifth in the shot put (37’02.75”). Sarah Holcomb placed fourth in the high jump (5’04”). Sophia Odigie finished fourth in the long jump (17’06”).
The Lady Panthers finished third in the girls standings with 85 points behind first-place Flower Mound (189) and second place Coppell (123). In the boys standings, the Panthers finished sixth with 48 points. Coppell (122.5), Flower Mound Marcus (114) and Plano West (109) were the top three finalists.
The top 4 varsity finishers in the Districts will advance to the UIL Area Track and Field Championships followed by the Regionals this month.
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By T.R. Armstrong • [email protected]