Spring Branch tracksters among state contenders – Houston Chronicle

Seniors Gabby Bonner, Stephine Mathis and Brianna Robinson and junior Toni Dada will represent Spring Woods on the 4×100- and 4×200-meter relays at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, at the University of Texas in Austin. When the quartet hits the track at UT’s Mike A. Myers Stadium, it will be the first time a girls’ relay from Spring Woods has competed at the state meet. Spring Woods has plenty of momentum, sweeping both relays at the District 19-5A, District 19-5A/20-5A area and Class 5A-Region III meets and they enter state with confidence. The Tigers’ regional qualifying time of 47.21 seconds in the 4×100 relay ranks third overall, just behind Arlington Seguin (46.69) and McKinney North (46.75). Spring Woods sits in second place in the 4×200 relay after posting a time of 1:38.83, trailing only Arlington Seguin (1:37.56). Mathis, Robinson and Dada have been relay teammates for a few years, while Bonner, the lone newcomer, transferred to Spring Woods after moving back to Houston from South Carolina. Memorial senior Khayla Patel will make history this week at the UIL State and Track and Field Championships in Austin. Memorial head girls coach Vicki Bevan is proud of everything Patel his accomplished with the Mustangs. […] Memorial head boys coach Richard Ruez credits distance coach Brandon Clemmons for preparing Hamilton, one of the few Memorial boys’ tracksters to get to state, for this moment. The lone Stratford runner at state is freshman Grace Custer, who qualified in the 5A girls’ 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. Stratford head girls coach Josh Gossett said Custer, despite her age, hardly acts like a rookie. Stratford head baseball coach Jason Willis noted compared Bryan Rudder to two of the Spartans’ District 19-5A rivals. Senior pitcher Tracy Warren wasn’t at his best, but he still tossed a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts in five innings. Offensively, senior second baseman Kyle Davis was 3-for-3 with two doubles, while junior outfielder Will Mikula added a double.

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