Athletes across the Texas Panhandle will compete in the UIL State track and field championships this week, but only a few have the opportunity to defend their State title like Spearman senior Brenen Thompson.
The schedule is set for this week’s UIL State Track and Field Meet at the University of Texas at Austin. The Randall High School girls finished second as a team at regionals, and now three of the Lady Raiders will compete for a 5A state title.
The Ascension Academy Cardinals left for the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) State track and field meet on Thursday. The competition starts Friday, May 6 and end Saturday at Panther Stadium at Midway ISD.
Amarillo High senior Isaac McGill holds the fastest two-mile track time in program history and at the Amarillo Meet of Champions. Next season he’ll represent the Panhandle on a larger scale in Division I track and cross country for the Portland Pilots.
Day two of the Amarillo Meet of Champions at Dick Bivins Stadium added two more high school varsity times to the record books, Amarillo High boys 800 meter relay and Panhandle’s Macklynn Land in the 400 meters.
Day one of the annual Amarillo Meet of Champions track and field high school competition ended with a record broken in the boys 3200 meter run. Amarillo High senior Isaac McGill ran 9:27.5 surpassing Briggs Whittlake’s record set back in 2016.
Panhandle High School held their Worker’s Meet on Friday. At least 16 schools showed up to compete in track and field. Canyon won Varsity and JV girls. Childress won Varsity boys and Bushland took JV boys.
The Region 1 cross country meet finished with many Texas Panhandle runners qualifying for state, and a few teams made school history. The top four teams in each class advanced to state, along with the top 10 runners that were not on those teams.
The District 3-5A cross country meet at Rick Klein Sports Complex took off Thursday morning featuring athletes from Randall, Amarillo High, Caprock, Tascosa, Palo Duro and Plainview. Amarillo High Sandies senior Isaac McGill finished first for the varsity boys in 15:14.17. Randall Lady Raiders senior Cameron McConnell placed first for the varsity girls in 17:16.23.
The 2021 Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame was one to remember. Recognizing athletes and coaches from not only the 2021 season but, also the 2020 season that was postponed for many; creating obstacles for athletes and coaches to work around.
The Randall Raiders baseball team, Tascosa track and Canyon High tennis team celebrated signing day for a few seniors on Wednesday. Randall High’s Noah Baker, MJ Cepeda and Hayden Smith all signed their National Letter of Intent to play baseball.
The Tascosa Rebles celebrated the college signing of Xander Bailey on Monday. He committed to running cross country for Southwestern University in Georgetown. Bailey is a 2-year varsity regional qualifier, 2020 state qualifier, and helped Tascosa win back-to-back District Championships.
Congratulations to Randall High School on winning the Unified Interscholastic State Track and Field meet in the state’s inaugural season. The Raiders totaled 121 points, finishing 24 points ahead of the State Runner-up.
The High School UIL State Track and Field meet takes place this weekend starting Thursday, and Palo Duro is sending one senior off to Austin. The Dons celebrated Leyla Wright with a well-deserved send-off parade through the school.
The Amarillo High Lady Sandies made program history as a team at the Regional 1-5A meet. Not what you normally hear from an individualized sport like track and field. The Lady Sandies share their historic story.