May 18, 2015 - Shelbyville Track and Field made a strong showing at the UIL State Track and Field Event hosted at Mike Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin this weekend.
Mikel Carter finished 4th in the Pole Vault ending his career in style as a school record holder, a Texas Relay competitor and a State Track Meet Medalist. Great job over the last 4 years for this young man.
The Lady Dragons, who were State Champions in the 4x400 Relay (Keanna Osby, Daisy Cartwright, Kyra Ross and Cleosha Jeter) last year were on a mission this year. Their goal was to break the state record for Conference AA. They were the talk of the AA and AAA meet. They finished first with an astounding 40+ meter lead to win the race with the fastest time ran since 1978, with a 4:00.30. The Lady Dragons finished just .06 from the state record. Losing only one to graduation this year, the goal will be the same next year - to finish the season as State Record Holders. Great Job 4x400!
The 4x200 (Belinda Bohannon, Kyra Ross, Cleosha Jeter and Daisy Cartwright) went into the meet in 4th place not expected to overcome some stiff competition. With a revamped plan of attack, the Lady Dragons did indeed overcome the stiff competition and indeed got on the medal stand with a strong 3rd place finish.
Keanna Osby qualified for 3 events as a freshman this year and pulled off a 3 second personal record running a 2:18.36 in the 800 M to finish 2nd. She was 7th in the 400m Dash and was a member of the gold medal 4x400 Relay.
Cleosha Jeter added the one extra point placing 6th in the Triple Jump to get our team over the hump for a 2nd overall finish as a team taking home the State Runner Up Trophy.
Bailey Rabalais qualified for state in the Discus for the second consecutive year and we expect big things from her in the next two seasons.
Lady Dragons set Regional and School Records in the 4x400 Relay this year. Finished with the school's highest placing ever at the State Meet this year with a 2nd place finish. With only one athlete lost to graduation, the future is very bright for the Lady Dragon Track Team. We Will Win!