Dawson girls capture District 22-6A track title


PEARLAND — It doesn't seem to matter if Dawson is in Class 4A or Class 6A -- the results seem to be the same when it comes to the girls track program.

Dawson captured their eighth straight district girls title and their first since being moved to their new 6A classification.

The Lady Eagles won the District 22-6A crown and then won the area championship. They are now preparing for the Class 6A Region III track meet.

Dawson scored 177 points to finish ahead of second-place Pearland who scored 125. The other teams in the district were Manvel (93.5), Alvin (91), Dobie (72.5), Memorial (29), South Houston (18), and Pasadena (14).

As she has done all year, sophomore distant runner Abbie Harrelson paced the Lady Eagles to both titles.

She won the 1600 meters in 5:20.75 while teammate Bethany Taylor placed second in 5:28.16.

Harrelson also won the 800 meters in 2:17.04 while Taylor was fifth in 2:24.23 and Miranda Thornhill was sixth in 2:24.79.

Taylar Prier was the winner in the 100 hurdles with time of 15.38 while teammates Noelle Boyd was fifth in 17.23 and Nia Smith was sixth in 17.43.

The quartet of Destini Jenkins, Cydney Boudreaux, Nailah Henderson, and Paige Kimball captured the 400 meter relay in 47.60.

The foursome of Jenkins, Boudreaux, Sterling Wilson, and Henderson placed second in the 800 meter relay (1:42.48).

The 1600 meter relay team of Anteria Richardson, Emma Hayford, Thornhill, and Harrelson placed third in 4:01.63.

Boudreaux placed third in the 100 meters (12.40) and Jenkins was fourth (12.48).

Nia Smith placed third in the 300 meter hurdles (49.01) and Noelle Boyd was sixth (50.85).

Prier won the triple jump with a leap of 37-01 while she was second in the long jump (18-06).

Belma Gillis-Harry was fourth in the high jump (4-10) while Katherine Darden was fifth (4-08).

Jonsey Chauvot was second in the pole vault (9-06).

Jacole Collins was fourth in the shot put (31-01.25) and Jemira Thomlinson was fifth (29-09.75).

Thomlinson was third in the discus (106-00).