The La Porte High School varsity girls' track team tied for the 21-5A district championship at the district track meet held on April 11 and 13. La Porte shares first-place honors with North Shore HIgh School, and 10 LPHS students will advance to the regional meet May 2 and 3 in Humble ISD.
"The girls found themselves behind 84 to 44 after the first day of field events, and as much as 55 points behind during the meet, with only four events left," said head coach Joel Fagan. But the LPHS girls persevered, fiinishing at or near the top in a number of the final events to earn the first-place tie.
In the 200-meter race, Daevonna Goodeau finished fourth, while North Shore won the event. Next came the 300 hurdles, with Imani Mark placing first, Alexus Brown finishing second, and Danielle Sowell taking fifth to earn 20 points in that event.
In the next event, the 1600-meter race, Meagan Lindsay placed second, Arielle Price finished third, and Anna Richburg took fourth, for a total of 18 points. Coming into the last event, the LPHS girls were behind by 16 points, but the 4 X 400 relay team made the best ofthe must-win situation. Daevonna Goodeau, Montrell Freeman, Alexus Brown and Imani Mark completed the relay in 3:55.
"It was a great team effort and extremely hard-fought battle," Fagan said. "The girls never gave up and ran great."
Results are as follows:
4x100 Relay--Daevonna Goodeau, Montrell Freeman, Jenny Barahona, and Melissa Carter, 4th
800 Meters--Imani Mark, 1st in Houston area leading time of 2:13.8; Anna Richburg, 5th, 2:24
100 Hurdles--Danielle Sowell, 1st; Alexus Brown, 2nd; and Sirrah Harris, 3rd
100 Meters--Montrell Freeman, 2nd
4x200 Relay--Sirrah Harris, Jenny Barahona, Nicole Garcia, and Nikki Rhea, 6th
300 Hurdles--Imani Mark, 1st; Alexus Brown, 2nd; and Danielle Sowell, 5th
200 Meters--Daevonna Goodeau, 4th
1600 Meters--Meagan Lindsay, 2nd; Arielle Price, 3rd; and Anna Richburg, 4th
4x400 Relay--Daevonna Goodeau (63.6), Montrell Freeman (56.8), Alexus Brown (58.8) and Imani Mark (56.1), 1st in 3:55
The ten Regional Qualifiers include:
Daevonna Goodeau--4x400 Relay
Montrell Freeman--4x400 Relay, 100 Meters
Alexus Brown--4x400 Relay, 100 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles
Imani Mark--4x400 Relay, 800 Meters, 300 Hurdles
Meagan Lindsay--3200, 1600
Arielle Price--3200, 1600
Sirrah Harris--100 Hurdles
Danielle Sowell--100 Hurdles
Jazmyne Randle--Shot put