Lions, Tigers and Panthers claw for medals
ON THE RUN
What: District 13-5A Track Meet
When: April 14 & 16
Where: Leonard George Stadium
Teams: Klein, Klein Oak, Klein Collins, Klein Forest, Spring, Tomball, Dekaney, Westfield
Of note: Spring and Klein Oak should battle for the team title in the boys' meet, while Klein Collins looks to be the clear favorite in the girls' competition.
BY TODD HVEEM
Westfield head track coach Chuck Seeber didn't have to think too long when asked about the teams to beat in the District 13-5A track meet.
Spring and Klein Oak should have quite a battle on the boys side,'' said Seeber, who is used to his team being the club to beat at the conference meet.
And the girls?
Klein Collins could be out there by themselves,'' he said. Our girls ran well at Rice, but we will have to wait and see if that is good enough.''
The District 13-5A meet will be held on Wednesday and Friday at Leonard George Stadium. The top two finishers in each event, and top two relay teams, will advance to the Region II-5A meet on May 3-4 in Waco.
We are starting to run a lot better than we did early in the year,'' Seeber said of his boys' and girls' teams. We had a good meet at Rice, especially on the boys' side. They improved quite a bit at Rice. I think we were fourth as a team. That is something to hang your hat on.''
Westfield's top hopes at district could be Damian Davis in the 110-high hurdles (14.2), and the foursome of Chris Emesih, Jordan Sampson, Christian Bace and Mark Johnson in the 4x400 relay (3:17.7).
Sampson, Bace and Johnson also run on Westfield's 4x100 (42.2) and 4x200 (1:27.75) relays along with Eric Sanderson.
Emesih and Jonathan Wells should have a shot to make some noise in the 400-meter dash, Seeber said.
I think our 4x400 relay should be right up there,'' Seeber said. We ran very well at Rice. But I think the track is pretty fast over there.''
Desmond Jackson and Jarod Hale also should have a shot to compete in the discus, Seeber said. Both have thrown more than 155 feet on the season.
The Lady Mustangs, meanwhile, will pin their hopes on India Daniels in the 100 (12.02) and 200 meters (25.01). Daniels won the 100 and was second in the 200 at Rice.
High jumper Khalysia Mayo also won the Rice Invitational with a leap of 5-8.
I think they both have a shot to do very well at district and at regionals,'' Seeber said.
The Lady Mustangs' 4x400 relay team of Aerial Henderson, Cassandra Skinner, Amber McCants and Simone Newell, and 4x200 squad of Jazmine McCants, Simone Newell, Shakiera Daniels and Amber Jones also should have a chance to make it to regionals, Seeber said.
Both teams have won meets this year,'' Seeber said, but we are just not as deep as we have been in the past. We have some very good individuals, but we just don't have as many as we have had.''
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