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DSHS Girls and Boys Win District Team Titles in Track and Field

April 5, 2019


On April 4 DSHS captured both the boys' and girls' District 25-5A track and field titles. The Lady Tigers outpaced runner-up Austin Johnson HS by 119 points and the boys finished 40 points in front of the second-place team, also Austin Johnson HS. The district meet was held at Burger Center in Austin.

The girls' team won seven individual events at the meet: Marleena Mickel in both the two mile and mile races, Susie Alvarado in the 100-meter hurdles, Avery Kalsu in the 400 meters and the high jump, Audrey Williamson in the 300-meter hurdles, and Harper Owens in the pole vault. Kalsu scored team points in five events and Mickel, Williamson, and Sofia Picucci scored in three events each.

The boys' team was led by six individual event winners: Bobby Holt in the 800 meters, Jack Dombroski in the 110-meter hurdles, Ty Kaatz in the 400 meters, Luke Lawyer in the high jump, Aidan Cavender in the pole vault, and the quartet of Tyler Herron, Andre Perry, Zyle Nance, and Ty Kaatz in the 4x400 relay. Herron, Nance, Perry, Parker Alford, Garrett Betts, and Curtis Cox each scored points in three events each.

Top-four finishers in each event have qualified for the UIL Area Meet on April 18, also at the Burger Center. DSHS has a total of 53 area-meet qualifiers between the girls' and boys' teams.

The complete list of DSHS Area Meet qualifiers is here:

Parker Alford: 100 meters, 4x100 meter relay, 4x200 meter relay

Preston Alford: 4x100 meter relay

Susie Alvarado: 100-meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles

Thomas Babiak: 110-meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles

Karsten Bobb: two mile, mile

Aubrie Caldwell: two mile

Audrey Canaan: high jump

Aidan Cavender: pole vault

Curtis Cox: long jump, 4x100 meter relay, 4x200 meter relay

Colin Dewitt: discus

Jack Dombroski: 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles

Kate Ginther: 800 meters

Rebecca Goertz: pole vault

Nico Hendrix: pole vault

Matthew Hernandez: triple jump

Tyler Herron: 100 meters, 4x100 meter relay, 4x400 meter relay

Bobby Holt: 800 meters

Bailey Hudgeons: discus, shot put

Willie Johnson: 800 meters

Emma Jones: 200 meters, 4x200 meter relay

Ty Kaatz: 400 meters, 4x400 meter relay

Avery Kalsu: 400 meters, high jump, 4x200 meter relay, 4x400 meter relay

Luke Lawyer: high jump

Madeline Lee: discus

Maddie Livingston: 800 meters, mile

Frankie Lord: 800 meters

Lilee McGinnis: 4x400 meter relay

Marleena Mickel: two mile, mile, pole vault

Hunter Miller: pole vault

Zyle Nance: 400 meters, 4x200 meter relay, 4x400 meter relay

Harper Owens: 100-meter hurdles, pole vault

Ziva Payer: 4x200 meter relay

Andre Perry: 200 meters, 4x400 meter relay

Sofia Picucci: 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x200 meter relay

Kassandra Sawin: 400 meters, 4x400 meter relay

Leah Taylor: 300-meter hurdles, high jump

Keith Teague: shot put

Audrey Williamson: 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 4x400 meter relay

Brendan Woodgate: 4x200 meter relay