Track and field: Golden dreams carry area athletes to Austin
Peaking at the right time, specifically for this week's University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships in Austin, is the goal of every athlete and coach.
"You sure hope they are at their best," Cy-Fair boys coach Jimmy Reese said. "We have two of our team members at state, and they both have a chance at the top three and a medal."
The Bobcats are sending senior Christian Cook in the Class 5A boys 110-meter hurdles, and junior Kaleb Moore in the boys high jump, and both are coming off impressive regional victories.
Cook recorded a season-best time of 14.02 seconds, and Moore cleared 6 feet, 8 inches to match his top performance of 2011 for the third time, at the 5A Region III event last week at Turner Stadium in Humble.
"Cook has been improving every week, and you hope they'll have a great day and everything goes right in Austin," Reese said.
The Cy-Fair girls have sophomore Lauren Fritz and senior Sarah Peña in the girls 3,200 meters after Fritz took top honors and Peña was second at regionals.
Set to go in two individual state events are Cy Creek junior Leslie Schilsky in the girls 300 hurdles (first at regionals) and 800 (second), and Cy Woods junior Craig Nowak in the boys 3,200 (first) and 1,600 (second).
Cy Woods also has sophomore Alyssa Gullo in girls pole vault (second at regionals), Cy Ranch junior Cale Wallace is in the boys 1,600 (first), and junior Kierston Duncan will represent Cy Springs in the girls 200 (second).
Cy Falls senior Armon Davis will compete in the boys 200 (second at regionals), and as a member of the Eagles' 1,600 relay that also includes senior Brice Christian, and junior Darius Moore and Shaun Vanderwalt (second).
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