ORHS Girls Track and Field Team Off and Running

In news from girls Track & Field, at a recent meet, Miranda Bradley placed third in the high jump. Freshman standout, N’dia Warren-Jaques won the shotput. N’dia is a move-in that will also add depth to Coach Dube’s throws crew.

Oak Ridge’s Distance Medley Relay (DMR) placed fourth. The mile runners are all freshman & they ran personal bests. The 4×1, 4×2 & 4×4 looked strong as all placed well. Most impressive was junior hurdler Renee Davila running a tight race for 2nd in the 100 & placing second in the 300m hurdles. She also ran the fastest split in the 4×4 with a 60.00.

Senior Lauryn Neely & sophmore Neeka Williams ran well too! If this is a preview of Oak Ridge’s upcoming season, the Lady War Eagles will put up some great numbers at district & should get multiple girls to the regional meet in Waco!

Coach Kristin Dube is ecstatic about this young varsity squad and compliments all of the coaches for working so hard to give these athletes the best opportunity to succeed.

Expect some great things coming by way of the track this spring!

Comments to Doug Sarant at doug@oakridgenow.com.

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website

Dalton Rowan Wins Gold in Discus

Dalton Rowan after gold medalOak Ridge high school’s Dalton Rowan and Torian Oakley travelled to UT’s Mike Myers Stadium for the Texas 5A Track and Field  State Championships and did their school proud.
 
Rowan realized a childhood dream by earning the discus Gold Medal with a throw of 177.1 making Track and Field the third sport to have a 5A champion at Oak Ridge high school along side Wrestling and Powerlifting. Oakley flew in with the bronze in the 100 at 10.61. Sherrod Evans of Dulles won Gold in 10.39 and Jaylon Nicks of North Shore the silver in 10.50.
 
The last Track and Field athlete at Oak Ridge to win a state championship was high jumper Shaun Kologinczak (Kolo) in 1998 when he skied to 7’0″ to take the 4A crown.
 
War Eagle “Throws” coach, Kristin Dube has had the privilege of working with Rowan for two years. “Seeing Dalton evolve as an athlete has been awesome. His discipline and technical work has made him the thrower he is today.” Dube continued, “This entire season Dalton has demonstrated first class abilities. Thankfully, he has fulfilled his dream of being the class 5A State Champion. One of the proudest moments in a coach’s career is seeing one of their athletes achieve what the athlete thought was impossible but what you saw all along… he has made me so proud.”
 
Rowan has come from being a 130 foot sophomore thrower and not the most coachable athlete to a technically sound, picture perfect 184’10” (personal best) soon to be collegiate thrower. Coach Dube added, “I love my throwers and my heart is full for Dalton and his incredible journey this season. Not only have I taught him but he has taught me as well.”
 
Rowan has interest from the University of Miami, Mary Hardin Simmons and Texas Tech.
 
Oakley’s personal best in the 100 is 10.60. He will be taking that speed to West Texas A&M to play football. He may run track as well. With jets like his, you would hope that the athletic people at West Texas A&M encourage it.
 
Oak Ridge athletics strikes again!
 
Comments to Doug@oakridgenow.com

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website

Discus Thrower Rowan is District 14-5A Champ

Oak Ridge Discus thrower, Dalton Rowan has had a record breaking year,
literally. The junior broke the school record at a meet earlier this spring at Sam Houston State University that was previously held by Tevin Henderson leading the War Eagles to a 2nd place finish. Then he WON the “Texas Relay” Discus
by breaking his own record by over 12 feet!

Coach Dennis Muehlstein describes Rowan’s performance, “It was an amazing record breaking day and Dalton works incredibly hard. He is at school throwing or doing drills when it is still dark when most of the student population is still sleeping.”
 
Head girls coach Kristina Dube who threw the discus in college added, “Dalton is a
technical thrower who thinks a lot. It is to the point now where I can tell him something and he understands what I mean and can feel it. It has been a joy and a privilege to see him evolve into an incredible young man and a beautiful thrower.”
 
Discus Coach Trent Mattingly has been instrumental in Rowan’s development as
well as talented girls thrower, Kylee Cockrell. Albeit, you’d never know it in speaking with the modest Mattingly. “I can take no credit for Dalton’s success as Coach Dube has been awesome for him. Coach has been working with all of the throwers long before I got here after basketball season ended. We also have a strong thrower in Lady War Eagle, Kylee Cockrell who has produced some great results this year.”
 
Coach Muehlstein said Rowan has his eyes set on competing in the state meet and trying to reach a distance that only a few in the state have ever reached, 200 feet. The state record is 214’2″ set by Splendora’s Brian Robison.
 
At the District 14-5A Championships held at College Park on Wednesday, Rowan won the discus competition with a throw of 163 feet. Oak Ridge’s Kylee Cockrell came in 2nd in the girls division with a throw of 114.11″. Both throwers will be going to regionals.
 
Dalton Rowan’s dream of throwing at State is almost fulfilled. One more hurdle to climb.
 
Dalton Rowan, another Oak Ridge success story!
 
Comments to Doug Sarant at
doug@oakridgenow.com

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website

War Eagle Power Lifter Excels with Huge Heart

“Size is everything!”
 
I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase quite a bit when the topic of athletics comes up. Well, if you have athletic ability, are tough mentally and love to compete you can do anything. This is even more true when the sport involved has weight classes such as powerlifting.
 
The Texas High School Powerlifting Association (THSPA) is a growing club sport with almost every high school in Texas participating. Oak Ridge happens to be one of them. A couple years ago, we wrote about how Lahara Stone and Jordan Myers were the first War Eagles to make it to State from Oak Ridge. I covered those two great athletes and their coach, Drew Svoboda on their journey.
 
This writing gig takes us to a lot of athletic competitons and I can tell you none are more exciting than Powerlifting. You’re in a packed arena with several lifters competing simultaneously with a busy announcer making sense of it all. I guess the only way to describe it would be to label it, “organized chaos”.
 
To give you an example of how exciting it gets, during the competition the announcer will point out how at a certain discipline and in this case Squat, a lifter is going for a state record. Everyone shifts their eyes to a 114 pounder squatting well over 420 pounds. When he succeeds, it’s sheer pandemonium. This occurs quite a bit all day long.  
 
For most, what makes it more exciting is seeing a 123 pound athlete lift up to four times his own weight…..and even more exciting is knowing such a powerlifter. I know someone that fits this description. You do too. His name is Dalton Webb and he’s just about the baddest athlete I know.
 
Size means squat (sorry) to Webb. In the Powerlifting offseason, he played cornerback for the football team and wrestled up to his senior year. Growing up, he could be seen on the South County football fields busting heads much bigger than his. He didn’t just learn how to be tough, he was born that way. His motivation to be the best he can be is testimony that he never got “Ridged”.   
 
Dalton was the only Oak Ridge Powerlifter to make it to state. En route, competing in the 123.5 division, his total for the three disciplines (Squat, Bench press, and Deadlift) was 950 pounds in regionals held at Mayde Creek high school. That massive amount of weight qualified him for state. At State which was held in Abilene, he had an off day but still hit 900 pounds which was good enough for 18th in State. This is an amazing feat when you consider he was 18th out of 600 lifters in his weight class.
 
At Regionals, he was 5th but four lifters had bumped down into his weight class from 132.5. No excuses and this happens a lot in powerlifting which is no different than a 160 pound fighter moving down to fight at welterweight. The fighter is 12 pounds lighter at the weigh-in but at fight time, he’s almost back up to 160….Makes a difference.
 
Webb was ecstatic with his performance, “It felt amazing to know that I was the third kid to ever go to state in Powerlifting from Oak Ridge behind Stone and Myers. I was the smallest kid on the football team this year and it was awesome to find something I’m good at and be successful at.”
 
To make it as far as he did, he did receive some assistance. Webb explains, “Coach Bailey was awesome as he always pushed me to my limits. I always knew when I was going for a personal record which would be around five pounds more than my old record. Coach would say, “it’s only a cookie on each side” referring to a 2.5 barbell.”
 
Sometimes, teammates can be instrumental as well. Webb added, “Trent Langley helped me immensely. He and I worked out at 24 hour fitness all the time and since he is so much stronger than me, he always pushed me during our workouts. Trent came up one person short of making it to regionals. ”
 
Dalton Webb’s achievements did not go unnoticed as The University of Houston came calling to see if he’d be interested in lifting at UH. As flattering as that offer was, Webb is already locked in at Sam Houston State and will be studying Criminal Justice in hopes of eventually working for the government in the Secret Service.
 
Of late, we have been noticing more and more Oak Ridge athletes setting the bar higher and higher and not settling for just being average. Dalton is an example for all Oak Ridgeians who want to be the best they can be.
 
You want to be the best at what you do, follow Webb’s path. “Ridged” is not in his vocabulary.
 
Comments to Doug Sarant at doug@oakridgenow.com

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website

York Girls Soar Into District 14-5A Finale

The York Girls track and field team ended their season in flying colors at the District 14-5A championships as both the 7th and 8th grade teams had athletes break records that had been standing for a long time.

Coach Amanda Yeager was ecstatic with her team’s performance, “The track meet went great! 7th grade girls placed 2nd out of 5 teams and our 8th grade girls placed 3rd. All of the York coaches were very happy with how the girls performed.”

The following athletes can now be labelled “record breakers”:

300m hurdle – Dariane Edens, 8th grade / Taylor Heilig, 7th grade
800 meter run – Amber Serrett ,7th grade
Pole Vault – Jami Smith, 7th grade
Shot Put – Kelsey Scibek ,7th grade
1600 Meter Relay – Kacie Fountain, Amber Serrett, Abby Estes, and Adriana Bonin, 7th grade

Coach Yeager said there were three events in which they finished 1st and 2nd in district. “Our girls 7th grade 400 meter relay team went the season undefeated and we had Taylor Paul win 1st in the 100 meter dash in every track meet. It was an amazing 2 days that brought many positive results.” Individual Standouts included:

7th Grade
Discus – 1st place, Veronica Villafranco Discus – 2nd place, Mia Hicks
400 meter relay – 1st place, Gabby Davila, Emily McShane, Kelsi Jones, & Emily Thompson
800 meter relay – 2nd place, Amber Serrett
100 meter dash – 1st place, Taylor Paul 1
00 meter dash – 2nd place, Alicia Hicks
800 meter relay – 1st place, Taylor Paul, Kelsi Jones, Gabby Davila, & Taylor Heilig
300 meter hurdles – 2nd place, Taylor Heilig
200 meter dash – 2nd place, Taylor Paul
1600 meter relay – 2nd place, Kacey Fountain, Abby Estes, Adriana Bonin, & Amber Serrett
Shot Put – 1st place, Kelsey Scibek
Shot Put – 2nd place , Veronica Villafranco
Pole Vault – 3rd place, Jami Smith

8th Grade
Triple Jump – 3rd place,Kamri Brown
Long Jump – 1st place, Darianne Edens
Discus – 3rd place, Hannah Kays
400 Meter Relay – 2nd place, Darianne Edens, Kera Bridges, Armani Brown, & Jasmine Clement
100 Meter Hurdles – 3rd place, Darianne Edens
800 Meter Relay – 3rd place, Amber Branch, Kera Bridges, Kamri Brown, & Armani Brown
300 Meter Hurdles – 1st place, Darianne Edens
200 Meter Dash – 1st place, Jasmine Clement
1600 Meter Relay – 3rd place, Kamri Brown, Allison Mann, Kylie Noboa, & Michelle Milstead

More information on this great team and these excellent athletes can be found on the York track and field site: http://york.conroeisd.net/athletics/EAGLE%20TRACK

Nothing but good news coming out of York junior high this year! Congratulations to all of the athletes, coaches, and administrators!

Comments to doug@oakridgenow.com

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website

York Boys Track and Field Off the Charts

The York boys Track and Field team put on a show at the district Track and Field Championships. Both the 7th and 8th grade teams had some great individual performances. Once again, school records were falling like Walmart prices. Six school records were broken at the district meet, and a total of nine altogether this year.

The 8th Grade boys finished in a strong second place. George Stephenson now wears the title of the fastest 8th grader in CISD. George won both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. The 8th graders also broke three school records at the district meet. Curtis Rosinski finished second in the triple jump in district, and broke the York triple jump record of 38’5″ with a mark of 39’7″. J.D. Hurd finished second in the 110 hurdles, breaking his own York school record of 17.39 with a time of 16.85 seconds, just narrowly missing first place. The York 4×100 meter relay team of J.D.Hurd II, Tanner Doyle, George Stephenson, and Jemarcus Durst finished in a photo finish, ending up in third, but broke the York school record of 46.59 seconds with a time of 46.47.

All of the 8th grade medal winners are listed below.

Curtis Rosinki – 1st place high jump, 2nd place triple jump
George Stephenson – 1st place 100M, 1st place 200M, and 3rd place 4x100M relay
J.D. Hurd II – 2nd place 110M hurdles, 3rd place 300M hurdles, 3rd place 4x100M relay
Johnny Jones – 1st place 800M
Tanner Doyle – 1st place 4x400M relay, 2nd place 400M, 3rd place 4x100M relay
Demarcus Durst – 1st place 4x400M relay, 2nd place 4x200M relay, 3rd place 4x100M relay
Eric Harrell – 2nd place 4x200M relay
Alec Burmiester – 2nd place 4x200M relay
Donte Williams – 1st place 4x400M relay, 2nd place 4x200M relay
Jordan shepard – 1st place 4x400M relay

The 7th grade boys were crowned the 2010 CISD Junior High Track and Field district Champions. The 7th graders were led by Patrick Carr, who was crowned as the district’s fastest 7th grader. Patrick won the 100M, 200M, high jump, long jump, and was a member of the gold medal 4x100M relay team. Patrick Carr made school history by becoming the first 5 gold medal winner in York Track and Field history. Patrick also broke his long jump school record of 20’2.5″ with a mark of 20’10.5″. Roosevlet Henderson broke his own school record in the discus of 113’8″ with a mark of 137′. The 4x100M relay team of Patrick Carr, T’angelo Pierre, Shiheen Wallis, and Zach Rollins tied the school record of 47.24 seconds.

All the 7th grade medal winners are listed below.

Patrick Carr – 1st place 100M, 1st place 200M, 1st place high ump, 1st place long jump, 1st place 4x100M relay
Roosevelt Henderson – 1st place discus
Luken Baker – 2nd place shot put, 2nd place discus
Zach Rollins – 1st place 4x100M relay, 3rd place long jump
Masen Barajas – 1st place pole vault, 3rd place 4x200M relay
Colton Nettleton – 2nd place 3200M, 2nd place 1600M
Adam Libby – 1st place 800M, 2nd place 400M, 3rd place 4x400M relay
Llewelldyn Jones – 3rd place 100M hurdles, 3rd place 4x400M relay
Shiheen Wallis – 1st place 4x100M relay, 3rd place 100M
T’Angelo Pierre – 1st place 4x100M relay, 3rd place 4x200M relay
Andrew Burke – 3rd place 4x200M relay
Connor Ervin – 3rd place 4x400M relay
Anthony Smith – 3rd place 4x400M relay
Kwami Etwi – 3rd place 4x200M relay

York Head Track and Field coach J.D. Hurd and his assistant coaches, Tony Bloom, Andy Greever, Travis Ling, Scott Dunn, Randy Wylie, and Johnny Golden did a great job with the York team this year.

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website

York Girls Produce Eye Opening Results

If you’ve been following our coverage of York junior high girls basketball at all levels over the winter, you’ll know how many talented athletes are located there. Therefore, it should come as no surprise to you that many good track and field athletes exist there as well.
 
Coach Amanda Yeager lights up when talking about her girls, “Overall, we’ve had a very successful season and the girls have been working hard each and every day.”
 
The York 7th graders have won both of their meets against very tough opponents with very impressive times in running as well as placing in field events. (results can be found below). They are showing the ability to place high in field events and then continue their success on the track.
 
In York’s first meet against McCullough and Tomball, they placed first overall. In looking at individual successes, at least two girls placed in the top six in every event. Many times there were three York girls scoring in the top six to include twice when they went 1-2-3.
 
The team’s second meet at Magnolia produced similar results (see below).

In the quad meet, the 7th grade team scored 302 points overall with the 2nd place team 152 points behind. Again, on several occasions during the meet there were two to three York girls placing in the top six.

Magnolia Meet: Individual top running and field event results.

Kelsey Scibek: 1st in shot put.
Kathryn Thames: 2nd in shot put.
Veronica Villafranco: 3rd in shot put and 1st in discus.
Mia Hicks: 2nd in discus.
Abbey Estes: 3rd in long jump and 1st in triple jump.
Paige Wigington: 2nd in triple jump and 2nd in 800 meter run.
Taylor Heilig: 1st in high jump and 2nd in 300 meter hurdles.
Kasey Fountain: 2nd in high jump.
Amber Serrett: 1st in 800 meter run.
Clariza Anzaldua: 3rd in 800 meter run.
Emily McShane: 1st in 300 meter hurdles.
Emily Thompson: 3rd in 300 meter hurdles.
Taylor Paul: 1st in 100 meter run and 1st in 200 meter run.

7th grade York Meet:

Veronica Villafranco: 2nd place in shot put and discus.
Kelsey Scibek: 3rd in shot put.
Jami Smith: 3rd in long jump.
Abbey Estes: 3rd in triple jump.
Alesha Steinly: 1st in 3200 meter run.
Mackenzie Menchaca: 2nd in 3200 meter run.
Rebecca Fesler: 3rd in 3200 meter run and 1st in 1600 meter run.
Amber Serrett: 1st in the 800 meter run and 3rd place in 400 meter run.
Taylor Paul: 1st in 100 meter dash and 2nd in 200 meter dash.
Emily Thompson: 3rd in 100m hurdles and 1st in 300 meter hurdles.
Alicia Hicks: 2nd in 100 meter dash.
Kelley Dray: 2nd in 400 meter run.
Emily McShane: 3rd in 300 meter hurldes.
Kaley Evans: 2nd in 1600 meter run.

Coach Yeager tells us about the 8th grade girls squad, “The 8th grade girls have held their own in their first two meets as we had many individual stand outs in a variety of events. Overall, they have been placing in the middle of the pack just points away from bringing home the big trophy. Most impressive is our turn-out of athletes who did not run during their 7th grade year. The additions to our team have contributed to our success.”

Outstanding Individual 8th grade results:

Magnolia Meet:

Darianne Edens: 1st place in long jump.
Kamri Brown: 3rd place in triple jump.
Allison Mann: Tied for 1st in Pole Vault.
Emma Burgess: 2nd place in 3200 meter run
Lily Schaffer: 1st place in 800 meter run and 3rd place in 1600m run.
Jasmin Clement: 2nd place in 100 meter dash and 2nd place 200m dash.
Kylie Noboa: 1st place in 400m dash.
Michelle Milstead: 2nd place in 400m dash.
Beatrice Ledezma placed 2nd in 1600m run.

York Meet:

Darianne Edens: 1st in long jump and 1st in 100 meter dash.
Emma Burgess:  2nd in 3200 meter run.
Jasmin Clement: 1st in 100 meter dash, 2nd in 200 meter and 3rd n 800M relay.
Emma Burgess: 2nd in 3200 meter.
Darlene Edens: 1st in 300M hurdles, 1st in long jump, 1st in 100M and 3rd in 1600M relay.
Kamri Brown: 3rd in triple jump and 2nd in 400M relay.

With the district meet coming up shortly, some more great things are expected of the 7th and 8th grade York girls. The hard work Coach Yeager refers to is obviously paying big dividends.
 
See you at the 14-5A District meet next week.
 
Comments to Doug Sarant at doug@oakridgenow.com

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website

Increased Participation Boosts York

In what has been a banner 2010 for all schools in the Oak Ridge high school feeder zone, York junior high school has made their share of contributions. The latest York news comes from track & field coach, Jeffrey D. Hurd.

When you measure success in track & field, it’s all in the numbers. Coach Hurd describes his team, “The boys track team has done well in the track meets we’ve had as the 7th grade scored the most team points in York history in scoring 298 in a tri-meet. Also in a tri-meet, the 8th grade team etched their way into history scoring 255 points. We do have quite a bit of talent but these kids are working hard and it shows in their results.”

The team records can also be a result of York having record particpation numbers. Hurd explains, “We had over 200 boys come out for the boys and girls track & field teams. The most in the past was around 80. I believe this is a result of the movement of commitment to our core values of Pride, Knowledge, and Respect in everything we do.”

With record participation and team numbers, individual records are sure to follow and the 7th grade boys did not disappoint. Patrick Carr broke the 7th grade 100 meter time cutting the tape in 11.3 breaking the old record of 11.8. His 200 meter 23.64 time destroyed the old record of 24.79 and he flew by the old long jump record of 18’9 with a leap of 20’2.5.

Roosevelt Henderson broke the 7th grade discus record of 105′ with a mark 113’8. Luken Baker broke the 7th grade Shot Put record of 38’9 with a heave of 39’9. Patrick Carr, Shiheen Wallis, Zack Rollins, and Kwami Etwi, broke the 7th grade 4X100M relay record of 48.63 with a lightning quick 47.24.

The 8th grade boys were represented by J.D. Hurd II as he bested the 110M hurdles record of 17.62 with a 17.39.

The CISD Junior High Track & Field District Championship will be held Monday, March 29th and Tuesday, March 30th at ORHS hosted by York.

The York boys are looking forward to competing in what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive junior high district track meets in a long time. Along with York, the teams competing will be Knox, McCullough, Peet, and Washington.

The York 8th grade team will be led by J.D. Hurd II, George Stephenson, Demarcus Durst, Tanner Doyle, Johnny Jones and Curtis Rosinski. Leading the 7th Grade team into the district will be Patrick Carr, Colton Nettleton, Luken Baker, Roosevelt Henderson, and Zach Rollins.

If you like surrounding yourself with winners, you’ll be with us watching York excel at the district meet.

See you there.

Comments to Doug Sarant at doug@oakridgenow.com.

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website

Girls Track and Field Team is a Force

Oak Ridge high school girls track and field coach Kristin Dube reports that her girls are excelling on and inside the track. Wow, now that’s something you never hear coming from a coach at Oak Ridge high school!

Yes, the big school is excelling this year in everything you can imagine and girls track and field is no exception. Coach Dube, “This season the girls have shown maximum effort and it’s been a pleasure working with athletes who strive to be the best they can be.”

On the varsity level, Megan Lara and Tyler Amos lead the varsity in the sprints and relays. Lara is also the reigning high point scorer for the past three years to include a pole vault of 9’6″.

In the middle distance category, Olivia Baker is running as good as she has ever run, posting a 2:29 800. Kelli Foust, a junior transfer from Alaska, adds strength to our 800 with a 2:32 time and a mile time of 5:30. Her two mile time is 12:30.

On the hurdle side, sophomore Renee Davila continues to improve and freshman Allie Mattingly is a force to be reckoned with.

Senior two sport standout Kylee Cockrell continues to improve in the throws (discus and shotput) and is gaining ground at the right time just before district. In addition, Coach Dube has brought up Michelle Gibbs, Tatiana Jackson and Chrisian Beeman to assist in throws for district.

On the subvarsity level, Dube likes what she sees, “We had a great showing by newcomers Sierra Dixon, Neeka Williams, Jacquira Manning, Chloe Gallagher, Bree Dixon, Morgan Russell, Brittany Maskym, Bree Esquibel and Kayla King. All of these young girls are making a huge impact for the team in running!”

In the throws, Dube’s got Alex Perryman, Brittney Hines, May Deddens, Belgica Alvarez, Kalie Manuel and Morgan Jones. She says all will “wreck” at the district meet.

In other field events, Sarah Swearingen, Miranda Bradley, Ja’Tasha Bryant, Abbie Nowak and Raeven Franklin have totaled many points for the jumps. All in all, the team is currently ranked 8th overall in North Houston.

As far as League standings (25 teams) go. The team has placed 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, and 4th respectively in past meets. The jubilant Coach Dube thinks the future looks good, “I look for great things out of this young group in the future! As the coach of these two great groups of girls, it takes a lot of planning to manage workouts and times but with the assistance of some incredible Oak Ridge assistant coaches, we get things done! Ridge Rocks!”

Stay tuned for more Dube success stories!

Comments to Doug Sarant at doug@oakridgenow.com.

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website

Oak Ridge Track and Field Hurdling Competition

This has been a great year so far for the War Eagle track and field program. Oak Ridge track coach Dennis Muehlstein says simply, “This is the best season since I have been here by far! On the varsity side we have broken two school records already this year, and hope to break them again, as well as a couple more.”

 The Oak Ridge 4×200 relay and discus records have already been broken. The 4×200 relay record was broken at The Woodlands Invitational on February 27 by foursome of Torian Oakley, Trent Lanley, Josh Cloud and Owkara Uche. Junior Dalton Rowan broke the school record in the discus at the Sam Houston meet the following week.

 Oak Ridge currently boasts the unofficial fastest 100M dash runner in the State of Texas, Torian Oakley, at 10.60 FAT (Fully Automatic Timing – measured via video, not by hand). This is based on a 2010 performance list compiled by Phil Murray, who runs the website texastrack.com. Dalton Rowan’s school record discus toss of 165 feet is ranked in the top 15 of the State.

 The Varsity finished 2nd at the Sam Houston – York Invitational on March 6, being bested only by Klein Forest. They finished third at the Donaldson Relay Invitational at Aldine, topped by only Mac Arthur and Klein Collins.

 The War Eagle JV team has won two of their four meets and finished second in another. The freshman team has been no worse than third in the four meets in which they have competed.

 The Oak Ridge varsity team will compete at the Rice Bayou Classic this weekend. They anticipate having several athletes qualify for the Texas Relays next weekend.

 Coach Muehlstein says that all of the assistant coaches are doing a phenomenal job. “Between the kids and the coaches, it is a joy to come to work in the morning. We still have a ways to go, but it has been a great year, and I am truly blessed!”

 He also pointed out that girls coach, Kristina Dube, is doing an awesome job. Expect some girls Track & Field information real quick.

 The Ridge is rockin!

 Comments to Doug Sarant at doug@oakridgenow.com.

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

More Posts - Website