NCTA qualifies 10 for TAPPS state track

April 30, 2014

Once again North Central Texas Academy will be well-represented at this weekend Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class A State Track and Field Meet.

Competing at Waco will be 10 members of the squad (6 boys, 4 girls). They qualified recently at the recent regional meet at McMurry University in Abilene.

Topping the list of qualifiers is Esther Udonsi of the Lady Pioneers. She won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.14, took silver in the long jump with a 15-8/75 effort, and ran a leg of both fourth-place relays (400, 800).

Cale Dodson qualified in four events for the Pioneers. He was fourth in the 800 and discus, and ran a leg of two second-place relays (400, 800).

The Pioneers also had a second-place finish in the 1600 relay.

As a team, the Pioneers were second with 73 points. Amarillo Ascension won with 104.

Last season the Pioneers finished third in the state as a team, continuing the school’s long history of state track success.

TAPPS Class A Region I Track and Field Meet

North Central Texas results

Boys

Team score – 73 points, second place.

Top individual finishers

200 – 4. Tyler Hoskins, 24.15 (state qualifier).

800 – 4. Cale Dodson, 2:14.39 (state qualifier); 5. William Wayman, 2:19.21.

1600 – 6. Zach Pate, 5:19.28.

400 relay – 2. Kingsley Zhang, Cole Rasco, Nahom Newland, Tyler Hoskins, 46.38 (state qualifier).

800 relay – 2. Newland, Rasco, Dodson, Hoskins, 1:37.48 (state qualifier).

1600 relay – 2. Newland, William Wayman, Dodson, Rasco, 3:43.89 (state qualifier).

Discus – 4. Dodson, 94-6 (state qualifier).

Girls

Top individual finishers

100 – 1. Esther Udonsi, 13.14 (state qualifier).

Long jump – 2. Udonsi, 15-8.75 (state qualifier).

Shot put – 2. Cinthya Rivas, 32-1.75 (state qualifier); 3. Korede Ahmedu, 30-5.5 (state qualifier).

400 relay – 4. Carolina Bianchi, Rivas, Ahmedu, Udonsi, 57.06 (state qualifier).

800 relay – 4. Bianchi, Rivas, Ahmedu, Udonsi, 1:59.37 (state qualifier).

1600 relay – 5. Sophie Schultz, Nicole Oeschsle, Tayler Reeves, Emily Wilbourne, 5:15.82.

High jump – 5. Bianchi, 4-8.

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