Episcopal girls, U-High boys win District 7-2A titles

Speedy sophomore Rachel Misher set two district records and helped lead the Episcopal girls to their second straight District 7-2A track and field title.

University High School’s Drew Moore, Trey Jackson and Garrett Brumfield each scored 18 points in the field to share Outstanding Field performers and help lead the Cubs to the boys title Wednesday at Episcopal.

The University boys scored 1601/2 points. Episcopal, led by distance runners Christian Johnson and Bryan Stamey, was second with 1511/2 points. Northeast (116) was third and The Dunham School (95.5) was fourth.

“Our athletes knew what was on the line, and they performed,” University co-head coach Julie Harris said. “Every point mattered today. Jarrod Franklin hadn’t hurdled all year, and he was second in both hurdles.

D’Nonte Dotson winning the long jump after one week of practice was also key.”

The Episcopal girls won with 201 points. Northeast (142) was second, University (95) third and Runnels (57) fourth.

Girls Outstanding Track performer Misher won the 100 in 11.70 seconds, bettering the old district mark of 11.90 set by Christian Life’s Shandra Freeman in 2000. Misher won the 200 in 24.90, bettering the old record of 25.1. Only one runner was within two seconds of Misher’s time in the 200 as teammate Janelle Jones was second in 26.30.

“Rachel Misher is a special sprinter and a special talent,” EHS girls coach Eddie Cole said. “She overcame a big deficit to pull us to victory in the 4x100. We’ve got a great group of girls, and we had a total team effort with this title.”

The top four finishers in each event advance to next Tuesday’s Class 2A regional meet at EHS.

Episcopal junior Caroline Chapple, who won the discus (91-2) and was second in the javelin, was the girls Outstanding Field performer.

Other winners for the EHS girls were eighth-grader Deven Kimbrell in the 800 (2:28.90), Bria Johnson in the long jump (17-0½), 4x100 relay (50.40) and 4x400 relay (4:10.50).

University’s Haley Schwab won the 1,600 (5:43.50) and 3,200 (12:27.60). Runnels senior Madelinn Fink won the 300 hurdles (48.50) and 100 hurdles (14.90) and was second in the long jump. Runnels senior Isabel Rountree won the javelin (100-11).

Dunham’s Caroline McKowen won the pole vault (7-6).

Northeast girls winners were Jaylen Cowan in the triple jump (35-4¾) and 400 (1:00.40), Eleascia Douglas in the high jump (4-8), Briana Haney in the shot put (29-6¼) and its 4x200 relay (1:45.00).

Johnson won the 1,600 (4:37.60) and 800 (2:00.10) for EHS and Stamey prevailed in the 3,200 (10:05.60). Johnson shared the boys Outstanding Track performer award with Northeast’s LaChristopher Smith. Smith won the 100 (10.60) and 400 (50.00) and was third in the 200.

University’s Dotson won the 200 (22.40) and long jump (22-11¾), Moore won the discus (127-5), Brumfield won the shot put (49-1), Trey Jackson won the triple jump (40-10½) and the 4x100 relay (44.10).

Dunham’s Harrison Domingue won the javelin (155-8) and Quinton Thomas won the high jump (5-9). Dunham won the 4x200 relay.

Other EHS winners were Chuck Harlan in the 110 hurdles (15.10) and 300 hurdles (40.60), Austin Wyatt in the pole vault (12-7) and the 4x400 relay (3:33.10).

“Our guys competed and we had a lot of personal records,” EHS coach Claney Duplechin said.

“University is loaded and performed well.”