The District 23/24 area track and field championship story was the same as the District 24-5A championships: The Marshall Buffaloes ran all over the field.
More importantly, it was easier for the team from Fort Bend to count the number of track and field athletes from 23-5A that took at regional compared to the massive number from 24-5A that will compete in Region III-5A finals at George Turner Stadium in Humble later this month.
The Marshall boys won the team title with 194 points, followed by Fulshear (110), Hightower (66), Terry (62), Angleton (58), Foster (32), Houston Sterling (27), Lamar Consolidated (19) in eighth and Willowridge in 12th place with four points.
The Lady Buffaloes finished first with 158 points, followed by Foster (108), Fulshear (98), Hightower (98), Lamar Consolidated (36), Houston Sterling (35) and Terry (32) in seventh.
For the boys, Marshall’s Michael Patterson won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.90, followed by Camron Malone of Hightower in third (11.09), Terry’s Elijah Randle (11.140) in fourth and Kendal Stewart (11.18) in fifth.
Terry’s Kellen Stewart won the boys’ 200-meter dash with a time of 21.14. Marshall’s Jonathan Howard (21.73) and JaCorey McAdams (21.74) were second and third. Foster’s Stewart was fifth at 22.36.
In the 400-meter dash, Hightower’s Dajon Debose (50.05) and Santana Wilson (52.10) were first and third. Marshall’s Cedric Jenkins was second (51.07).
Marshall’s Devon Beckles was first in the boys’ 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.04. Fulshear’s Tyler Browning was second (2:01.38) and Patrick McCann was fourth (2:06.21).
Foster senior Caden Cunningham won both the boys’ 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs with times of 4:28.53 and 10:07.1. Fulshear Celso Pacheco was second in the 1,600 (4:35.26) and fourth in the 3,200 (10:49.74). Charger Andrew Sury was third in the 1,600 (4:44.09) and second in the 3,200 (10:30.17).
Harrison Steen was fourth in the 1,600 (4:48.79) and Ashton Oxford was third in the 3,200 (10:30.17) for Fulshear.
Marshall’s Arveyon Davis and Chris Brinkley traded off on the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Davis won the 110 (14.5) and finished second in the 300 (38.65). Brinkley was second in the 110 (14.62) and first in the 300 (36.98). Michael Patterson was third in the 300-meter hurdles for the Buffaloes (38.8).
Lamar Consolidated earned a regional spot in both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Ethan Ellis was fourth in the 110-meter (15.56) and the 300-meter (43.15).
The Buffaloes swept all three relays, earning gold in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 41.94, 1:26.63 in the 4x200-meter and 3:21.75 in the 4x400-meter relay.
Fulshear and Terry will send all three of their relays to regionals too. The Rangers were second in the 4x100-meter (42.180) and 4x200-meter (1:27.47), while finishing third in the 4x400-meter relay (3:29.06).
The Chargers were third in the 4x100-meter relay (43.010) and the 4x200-meter relay (1:30.89). The 4x400-meter relay was fourth with a time of 3:30.32.
Hightower earned two spots with a second-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay (3:25.98) and a fourth place in the 4x100-meter (43.05).
The Foster boys were fifth with a time of 1:33.21 in the 4x200-meter relay.
Jaquez White won the long jump for Marshall with a mark of 22 feet and 10 inches. Hightower’s Dajon Debose was third (22-1.5) and Willowridge’s lone regional member Kolby Cohen finished fourth (21-2).
The Buffaloe’s Jaylon Comfort won the shot put with a throw of 45-10.5 and teammate Anthony Chatman was second (44-4). Fulshear’s Javon Jones was third at 43-1.5.
Fulshear’s Blain Evatt won the discus throw with a mark of 145-5, ahead of Marshall’s Keith Barnes (136) and Chatman (135-11). Foster’s Blayne Cincone was fourth with a throw of 120-3.
Lamar Consolidated’s Darrin Boston was first in the triple jump with a mark of 46-9. Marshall’s Jonathan Howard was third with a mark of 44-1 for third and Hightower’s Dajon Debose in fourth at 41-10.
Hightower’s Ricky McGraw won the high jump with a mark of 6-0 and Terry’s Anthony Axel was fourth at 5-8.
Fulshear’s Benjamin McGown finished second in the pole vault at 13-6 and teammate Zack Horsch was third at 12-6.
In the girls’ events, Marshall finished first, third and fifth in the 100-meter dash. Shanice Walker earned the gold (12.5), Theresa Green-White (12.78) was third and Ajai Sample (12.92) was fifth.
Hightower’s Cynai Christopher was first in the 200-meter dash (24.9) with Marshall teammates Janai Williams (25.0) and Tairah Johnson (25.5) next along with Lamar Consolidated’s Tia Murray (26.41).
Cesley Williams gave another gold to Marshall with a time of 55.55 in the girls’ 400-meter dash. Hightower teammates Jaiden Itson (57.37) and Ciara Douglas (58.71) were second and third. Fulshear’s Miracle Donovan was fourth (59.77).
Hightower’s Jaiden Itson was first in the 800-meter run (2:17.51) before Fulshear’s Briana Roberson (2:26.13), along with Foster’s Kamryn Williams (2:26.59) and Kaitlyn Walsh (2:32.12).
Fulshear and Foster dominated the distance runs. Fulshear’s Camille Napier won both the 1,600-meter run (5:35.14) and 3,200-meter run (11:28.55).
Foster’s Mickayla Tosch was second in the 1,600 (5:49.66) and 3,200 (12:40.14). Foster’s Samantha Doherty was third in the 1,600 (5:51.29) and Danielle Sellier was fourth in the 3,200 (13:08.73).
Fulshear’s Mikaela Lopez earned fourth in the 1,600 (5:58.95) and third in the 3,200 (12:46.92).
Marshall earned the top spot in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Tairah Johnson took first with a time of 14.24 in the 100-meter hurdles and Desirae Roberts was first in the 300-meter hurdles at 45.81.
Foster’s Skyla Riedel was second in the 100 (18.010) and fifth in the 300 (50.42). Fulshear’s Kamoria Reese (18.07) and Avery Webb (19.96) were third and fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.
Hightower’s Khylinn Scott (47.65) and Marshall’s Ajai Sample (47.89) were third and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles.
The Lady Buffs won the 4x100-meter (47.69) and 4x200-meter relays (1:43.46). Foster was the only team to get all three relays to the next round with a third-place finish in the 4x100 (49.25) and fourth-place finishes in the 4x200 (1:48.63) and the 4x400 (4:16.47).
Lamar Consolidated was second in the 4x100 (49.22) and 4x200 (1:43.62).
Terry finished second in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:15.73 and sixth in the 4x100 (58.89).
Hightower won the girls 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:57.39 and finished third in the 4x200-meter relay (1:47.64). Fulshear was third in the 4x400-meter relay at 4:16.07.
The Lady Buffaloes won the long jump after a mark of 18-6.5 from Tairah Johnson, ahead of Hightower’s Cynai Christopher (18-5) along with the Foster duo of Grace Murphy (17-9.5) and Divine Ozomma (17-7).
Amira Chatman was first in the discus (127-10) and second in the shot put (35-7) for Marshall. The Lady Buffs’ Skyla Faux won the shot put at 35-11 and finished third in the discus (108-5).
Hightower’s Caeli Bridges was second in the discus (108-9), while Charra Bridges was third (34-9) in the shot put and fourth in the discus (100-9).
Terry’s Alexia Washington won the triple jump at 38-3.5, while Fulshear’s Karys Williams (35-1) was third and teammate Avery Webb was fifth (33-7.75). Foster’s Kamryn Williams was fourth at 33-10.5.
Fulshear’s Briley Ward won the high jump at 5-0, followed by Marshall’s Zoe Weathersby (5-0), Fulshear Avery Webb (4-10) and Terry’s Ekom Mbarikit (4-6).
Foster’s Caroline Cavazos won the pole vault with a vault of 9 feet ahead of teammate Karleigh Niles (8-6) and Fulshear’s Harmonie Williams (8-6) and Kacie Taylor (7-6).