Athletes advance to Regional track meet


Joseleny Martinez, Sports Writer

The boys track team, under the direction of Coach Logan Cordes, qualified to run at the Regional meet this weekend at the Texas A&M Commerce meet. Track members Jaden Mayfield, Malik Sellers, David Harris, Fred Attaway ran the 4×400 with Ty Osborne and Aiden Martinez as alternates. Montel Hood, Fred Attaway, Khalan Griffin, and Hunter Branin ran the 4×200 together with Demarcus Attaway as an alternate. Hunter Branin ran the 100 meter dash, Malik Sellers ran the 110 meter hurdles, Misael Alvarez ran the 3200 meter,Jaden Mayfield ran the 400 meter dash, and Khristion Little participated in shot-put.

“I’m looking forward to Regionals this weekend and giving it our all so we can hopefully advance to State in Austin on May 13,” said Branin. “I think I’ve prepared myself to have a great season my senior year.”

Under the direct of Coach Aaron Steele, five girls advanced to the Regional Championship in A&M Commerce on April 28. Serenity Johnson competed in long jump, April Walker competed in shot put, Key’era Quezada ran the 800 meter, Markya Battee ran the 100 meter, and Mykaela Alfred ran the 100 meter hurdles along with the 300 meter hurdles.

“This is a huge accomplishment as we competed in what I believe is the toughest region in the state. When it was all said and done, Mykaela finished second in the 100 meter hurdles and earned a trip to the state championship. This means she is one of the best 9 hurdlers in the state in 4A” Steele said.

Both teams compete at Regionals on May 6 in hopes of advancing to the State meet in Austin on May 13.