Track and Field
Things get serious after Spring Break for our athletes in Track and Field, Tennis and Golf and today’s San Antonio Express News made a list of area athletes to keep an eye on in those sports. Two Clark seniors made the list:
* Austin Wells – long distance runner headed to Texas A&M in the fall. Wells is expected to outpace all area 5A runners in the 3200. The E-N list.
*David Starck – singles tennis, is the defending 27-5A champion and also placed 3rd at the Regional tourney in 2012. The E-N list.
Best of luck to these and all their teammates from Clark!
Belated congratulations to our Clark Cougars who are headed to various college sports programs! National Signing Day drew signatures from six Clark athletes:
*Presley Miller – Football – Colorado School of Mines
*Liz Rodriguez – Softball – Our Lady of the Lake University
*Frances Moore – Soccer -University of the Incarnate Word
*Alyssa Jacobs – Soccer – Texas Tech University
*Kendall Kotara – Soccer – Trinity University
*Austin Wells – Track – Texas A&M University (Whoop!)
Congratulations – you’ve made the Clark community proud for the last four years. Good luck in the years ahead!
*thanks to Jene’ Miller for the photo
Congratulations to former Clark Cougars Shaneve and Shantel Swift, who are running for their native country of Belize in the XXIII Central America Senior Championships.
Shaneve won a silver medal in the 200m and both she and her sister, Shantel, received medals in relay events. Shaneve runs for Incarnate Word and Shantel will be running for UTSA this year. Read more about these world class runners here.
Good job, ladies!
UPDATE: Belize took the Bronze medal overall in the games, thanks in part, to our former Cougars!
Already named an NCCAA All American in her first collegiate year, 2011 Clark Alumni Glynnis Meade added another achievement to her list on Friday May 4th. In her second 10k (25 laps!) for the outdoor track season, she placed 3rd overall in 39:00.29 on a windy day in Joliet, Illinois. Glynnis runs for the Dallas Baptist University Patriots and also qualified for the national meet in the 5k. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Shantel Swift, who placed 2nd in the 400m (with a personal record of 56.76), 4th in the 100m and 2nd in the Triple jump at the Region IV track and field meet. She will be headed to the state meet in two weeks to compete as well as boys 3200m winner Austin Wells. Shantel also represented Clark at the Cross Country state meet in the fall.
Also at the regional meet, the boys 4×100 placed 6th and Presely Miller placed 6th in the 100m hurdles.
GOOD JOB, COOGS and GOOD LUCK SHANTEL!
Congratulations to Clark Cougar junior Austin Wells who will be competing at the Texas state track meet after winning the Region IV 3200m race. Austin, a national AAU gold medalist, also competed earlier this season at state in cross country. Enjoy this video of his regional race (as the video begins, Austin is in 3rd place):
UPDATE: Shantel Swift places 2nd in Triple Jump. She. too, is going to the state meet. Congrats!
Congratulations to the Clark Cougar boys varsity track and field who brought home the district 27-5A title for the first time in 20 years. The win was set up by several wins in the field events and a gold medal in the 3200m by Austin Wells, and the sprinters carried the baton from there.
Brandon Yates took gold in the 200m, Ben Deschner took gold in the 400m, Presley Miller took gold in the 110m hurdles and bronze in the 300m hurdles, and the Clark 4 x 100 relay team took gold as well.
The Clark girls team placed 6th at the district meet. Shantel Swift placed 1st in the 100m, 3rd in the 200m and 1st in the 400m.
Congratulations to the Cougars and Coach Allen and Wilson for a great district win.
On the first day of the 27-5A Track and Field district meet, Cougars stood on the winner’s platform often on their way to district awards and regional appearances. Shantel Swift took gold in the Triple Jump with a distance of 37-6.5 feet. Sean Campell wore silver in the Shot Put with a distance of 46-6.25 with Stuart Cram taking bronze at 45-9. Nathan Barrientez threw the discus 142-6.75 feet to win the event.
Austin Wells continued his winning ways with a first place in the 3200m race with a time of 9:27:13
More track events are scheduled for today (below)as the meet continues with the Clark boys team heavily favored to win the district title.
- 6:00 PM 400 Meter Relay
- 6:15 PM 800 Meter Run
- 6:35 PM 100 Meter Hurdles
- 6:45 PM 110 Meter Hurdles
- 6:55 PM 100 Meter Dash
- 7:10 PM 800 Meter Relay
- 7:25 PM 400 Meter Dash
- 7:40 PM 300 Meter Hurdles
- 7:55 PM 200 Meter Dash
- 8:10 PM 1600 Meter Run
- 8:35 PM 1600 Meter Relay
Go get ‘em, Coogs!
It was a great Saturday for Clark track at Mata Stadium as they finished first out of 14 teams in the Edgewood Relays. Among the top finishers of the day were William Young who placed first in the Triple Jump, Malcolm Eatman who finished first in the 100 meter, Austin Wells finished first in the 3200 meter and second in the 1600 meter, Ben Deschner was first in the 400 meter and Presley Miller came in first in the 110 hurdles. The Clark relay teams finished first in both the 400 meter and 800 meter races. Brandon Yates took second place in the 200 meter and Ryan Pavlich finished third in the 800 meter. More..
2011 Clark alum Glynnis Meade earned All American honors at the NCCAA (Christian) Indoor Track Meet in Cedarville, Ohio on Saturday, February 18th. Her 2nd place finish in the women’s 5000 meters, timed in 18:32.1, was a PR over the distance. She also finished 6th place in the 3000 meters. Glynnis competes for Dallas Baptist University. Congratulations!