HS Track: College Park boys win two titles, finish 3rd overall at State meet

By: JD Hurd II
| Published 05/10/2021

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Cavaliers track team left their mark at the UIL 6A State Track Meet in Austin over the weekend. Three top-three finishes, including wins in the 200m and the 4x400m relay led College Park to a third-place finish with 68 points.

Connor Washington was the star for the Cavaliers as he accounted for all three top-three finishes. Washington took the gold in the 200m with a time of 20.39, beating the second-place finisher by two-tenths of a second. He also joined Aidan Johnson, Jay Henshaw, and Marcus Scott on the 4x400m relay team to win a second gold for the Cavs track team. The 4x4 squad came across the finish line in 3:13:37, over two seconds faster than second-place Summer Creek.

Arguably, Washington’s most impressive race was the one he didn’t even win. The 100-meter final was an instant classic. 1,000th of a second separated Washington (9.999) and first place Jose Garcia (9.998). With both runners’ official times listed as 10.00, it’s the third-fastest time in U.S. high school history.

Chase Cowin was the lone field eventer at the State Meet for the Cavaliers. Cowin took seventh place in the High Jump with a jump of 6-06.

The Woodlands boys track team also came home with a state champion of their own. Joshua English won gold in the 800m with a time of 1:50.95. Kyle Easton also competed in the 800m, finishing ninth with a time of 1:59.16. Turey Stoudemire won silver in the High Jump with a jump of 6-08. Mitchell Blakeslee also competed in the field events, taking ninth place in the Discus with a throw of 125-10.

Shamar Levenstone represented Conroe at State in the 110m Hurdles. Levenstone’s time of 13.79 earned him a fourth-place finish in the event.

In the Girls’ events, Kennedy Doakes made it a great day for The Woodlands high jumpers. Doakes won gold with a jump of 5-09. Doakes then added a bronze to her collection in the Triple Jump, going 39-05.

Conroe and Oak Ridge each had competitors in the Discus and Shot Put events. Lilly Rodel competed in both for Conroe, winning silver in the Shot Put with a throw of 45-08, and finishing fifth in Discus with a throw of 148-05.

For Oak Ridge, Kendall Starika finished eighth in the Discus with a throw of 126-09. Angelina Sahagun threw 41-01.50 in the Shot Put to finish eighth for the War Eagles.

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