Centennial's Gray wins silver medal in the pole vault at state championships
Before this season, Centennial’s boys track and field program had never had an athlete qualify for the UIL State championships.
The Spartans had three competitors at Friday’s Class 5A Championships at Austin’s Mike A. Meyers Stadium and two won medals.
Centennial senior Randon Gray earned a silver medal in the pole vault after clearing 16-feet on his first attempt. Aledo’s Zach Davis won the state title by clearing 16-3.
In the shot put, senior Trevor Suggs finished third with an effort of 54-5.75 on his final attempt.
Junior Nick Newby placed eighth in the 800 meters in a time of one minute, 58.05 seconds.
The Spartans finished tied for 11th with Whitehouse in the team standings with 14 points.
Centennial’s girls team claimed its first medal in a relay as the Lady Spartans finished third in the 4x100 relay. The team of seniors Jaelyn Tucker and Kertisa Amos and freshmen Kendahl Tucker and Amyria Walker clocked a time of 47.05.
The Lady Spartans 4x200 relay team of sophomore Savoria Anderson, Amos, senior Toni Howard and Walker finished fifth in a time of 1:40.64.
In the long jump, Anderson placed fifth with an effort of 17-11. Anderson, who won a silver medal in the Class 5A triple jump as a freshman, finished sixth in the event with an effort of 37-11.25.
Senior Sarah Trammel placed sixth in the 3,200 in a time of 11:16.96.
The Lady Spartans scored 20 points to end up in a tied for seventh place with Frisco Reedy, Marble Falls and Montgomery.