Coming off of spring break, the Sealy High School track and field team competed in their fourth meet of the 2018 season at Bellville last week. The girls’ team placed second in the meet and the boys’ finished first, with the latter having a particular reason to celebrate.
Senior Tyrek McNeese broke the school record in the long jump with a jump of 22 feet and 10 ½ inches. It was good enough to earn him first place in that event and was his second first-place finish of the day after accomplishing the same in the triple jump.
For the rest of the boys' team, the first place finishers were Matthew Lord in the 100-meter dash, Kevon Kesee in the 200-meter dash, Jesus Barroso in the 800-meter, Luke Thielemann in discus and the team of Lord, Kesee, McNeese and Josh McDaniel in the 4x100. Second place finishers were Joseph Clay in shot put, Keen Brown in the 800-meter and mile run, Hunter Clark in the 400-meter dash and Ivan Bolden in the long jump. McDaniel, Lord, Zaydrian Lane and Cotton placed third in the 4x200, Joel Gassot placed the same in pole vault Barroso placed third in the mile run.
On the girls side, the first place finishers were Rayann Rabius in the 400-meter, Allyson Dickens in the high jump, Marlieza Williams in the 100-meter and triple jump, Reagan Newsome in the 300-meter hurdles and Jayme Kana in discus. Rabius, Madison Klotz, Amanda Macias and Mariha Meza finished first in the mile relay as well. Finishing in second was Zoee Jeffrey in the long jump, Klotz in the 400-meter, Williams in the 300-meter and Newsome in the 100-meter hurdles along with the team of Kayla Black, Williams, Scott and Meza in the 4x200.
Third place finishers for the girls were Zoee Jeffrey in the long jump and Black, Williams, Scott and Meza in the 4x100.
The team’s next meet will be in Brookshire on March 29 and will be their second to last one before competing in the district meet which will be hosted by Sealy on April 11 and 12.