Saturday, June 30 (Day 4)
The Sonics wrapped up the regionals in strong fashion, securing Junior Olympics berths in 12 more events! Here are the details:
Brooke Lloyd, 10 Girls, 100 Meter Dash, 7th place; 200 Meter Dash, 5th place (qualifies for JO)
Jayla Cooper, 12 Girls 80 Meter Hurdles, 1st place (qualifies for JO)
Kaci Wall, 12 Girls 800 Meter Run, 7th place
Bella Amezola, 13 Girls 100 Meter Hurdles, 2nd place (qualifies for JO)
Regan Watts, 13 Girls 100 Meter Hurdles, 4th place (qualifies for JO)
Anthony Chatman, 13 Boys Discus Throw, 2nd place (qualifies for JO)
Zamari Bruce, 14 Boys 100 Meter Hurdles, 2nd place (qualifies for JO)
Kenneth Burgess, 14 Boys 200 Meter Dash, 5th place (qualifies for JO); 3rd place Discus Throw (qualifies for JO)
13-14 Girls 4×100 Relay, 8th place
13-14 Boys 4×400 Relay, 3rd place (qualifies for JO)
Ashton Hartwell, 15-16 Boys High Jump, 2nd place (qualifies for JO)
Dominique Lacy, 17-18 Women’s 100 Meter Dash, 4th place (qualifies for JO)
DeAnthony Nervis, 17-18 Men’s 100 Meter Dash, 5th place (qualifies for JO); 200 Meter Dash, 7th place
Friday, June 29 (Day 3)
Eight more Sonics punched their tickets to Junior Olympics while several others advanced to Saturday finals. Here’s how it all went down:
Gavin Hatton, 8-under Boys Shot Put, 7th place
Brooke Lloyd, 10 Girls, 100 Meter Dash, 8th place (advances to final); 400 Meter Dash, 9th place
Jill Kaiser, 11 Girls 100 Meter Dash, 15th place
Jayla Cooper, 12 Girls 100 Meter Dash, 14th place
Kaci Wall, 12 Girls 1500 Meter Run, 6th place (qualifies for JO)
Shayda Fletcher, 13 Girls 100 Meter Dash, 14th place
Anyssa Solis, 13 Girls 800 Meter Run, 6th place (qualifies for JO)
Anthony Chatman, 13 Boys Shot Put, 1st place (qualifies for JO)
Jonathan Cooper, 13 Boys 100 Meter Dash, 10th place; Shot Put, 7th place
Jaiden Anderson, 14 Girls Javelin Throw, 2nd place (qualifies for JO)
Isaiah Bocock, 14 Boys 800 Meter Run, 5th place (qualifies for JO)
Kenneth Burgess, 14 Boys 200 Meter Dash, 7th place (advances to final); Shot Put, 1st place
Ashton Hartwell, 15-16 Boys Long Jump, 11th place; Triple Jump, 3rd place (qualifies for JO)
Isaiah Williams, 15-16 Boys 100 Meter Dash, 12th place
Tiras Reed, 15-16 Boys 100 Meter Dash, 15th place
Dominique Lacy, 17-18 Women’s 100 Meter Dash, 4th place (advances to final); Triple Jump, 3rd place (qualifies for JO)
DeAnthony Nervis, 17-18 Men’s 100 Meter Dash, 5th place (advances to final); 200 Meter Dash, 4th place (advances to final)
Thursday, June 28 (Day 2)
More positive results for the Sonics with three more athletes qualifying for the Junior Olympics and one more advancing to a Saturday final. Here are the details:
Brooke Lloyd, 10 Girls 200 Meter Dash semis, 6th place (advaces to final)
Anyssa Solis, 13 Girls 400 Meter Dash, 15th place
Tiras Reed, 15-16 Boys 400 Meter Dash, 14th place
Deanthony Nervis, 17-18 Mens 400 Meter Dash, 1st place! (qualifies for JO)
Arik Dennis, 14 Boys Pentathlon, 3rd place (qualifies for JO)
Jaiden Anderson, 14 Girls Javelin, 2nd place (qualifies for JO)
Wednesday, June 27 (Day 1)
The Sonics got off to a great start qualifying all 6 of our 6 competitors for the Junior Olympics on Day 1! Here’s the breakdown:
14 Girls Discus Throw:
Kennedy Burgess, 2nd place (PR!)
Alana Bennett, 3rd place (PR!)
Jamie Nwokeji, 5th place
15-16 Girls Discus Throw:
Amira Chatman, 3rd place
13 Girls 200 Meter Hurdles:
Regan Watts, 3rd place (PR!)
13-14 Boys 4×800 Relay, 3rd place (45 second improvement!)
The AAU Gulf District meet was June 14-16 at Klein Memorial Stadium at which the top 16 finishers qualified to advance to Region 17 meet to be held two weeks later. Congratulations to all of you for your successful efforts!
Brooke Lloyd (10G): 100m, 200m, 400m
Jill Kaiser (11G): 100m, 80m hurdles
Sydney Barras (11G): 80m hurdles
Jayla Cooper (12G): 100m, 80m hurdles
Kaci Wall (12G): 800m, 1500m
Isaiah Nelson (12B): 400m
Anyssa Solis (13G): 400m, 800m
Bella Amezola (13G): 100m hurdles
Shayda Fletcher (13G): 100m
Regan Watts (13G): 100m hurdles, 200m hurdles
Jonathan Cooper (13B): 100m, Shot Put
Anthony Chatman: (13B): Discus, Shot Put
Kennedy Burgess (14G): Shot Put, Discus
Alana Bennett (14G): Shot Put, Discus
Jamie Nwokeji (14G): Shot Put, Discus
Kenneth Burgess (14B): 200m, Shot Put, Discus
Zamari Bruce (14B): 100m hurdles
Isaiah Bocock (14B): 800m
Natalie Garcia: (15-16G): 800m, 1500m
Amira Chatman (15-16G): Shot Put, Discus
Tiras Reed (15-16B): 100m, 200m, 400m
Ashton Hartwell (15-16B): 110m hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump
Isaiah Williams (15-16B): 100m
Dominique Lacy (17-18W): 100m, Triple Jump, High Jump
Deanthony Nervis (17-18M): 100m, 200m, 400m
The team also qualified in the following three relay events, for which we can submit a pool of eligible athletes to use at the regionals:
13-14 Girls 4×100 relay
13-14 Boys 4×400 relay
13-14 Boys 4×800 relay
This past Saturday at Rice University, our youngest Sonics athletes competed in the AAU Gulf Primary Championship in hopes of qualifying through to the regionals coming up later this month. Here is a list of those who advanced in the 8-Under division by finishing among the top 16 in their events:
Kyndal Dedmon: 800m
Gavin Hatton: Shot Put
Sonics regular Monday practices at Klein High and Marshall High are cancelled due to observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Until further notice, the Tuesday/Thursday practices at Sharpstown High School have been put on hold due to demolition work being done on site that is directly impacting the track. We will resume Wednesday practices at Westbury High School while investigating its availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We should this question resolved before the end of this week.
Due to thunderstorm activity in the Missouri City area, today’s practice (May 21) at Marshall High has been cancelled. At the time of this writing, northside practice at Klein High will proceed as scheduled.
Due to STAAR testing this week, there will be no Sonics practices Monday thru Wednesday. Our normal schedule will resume on Thursday.
The 24th Annual Sonics Relays will be held Saturday, May 12 at Klein Memorial Stadium. This is traditionally one of the largest and most well-run meets in the AAU Gulf District and maintaining this high standard requires lots and lots of VOLUNTEERS! If you are connected with the Sonics in some manner, please consider lending a hand during the meet and invite your friends and family members as well! We’ve set a list of roles needing to be filled at the following link. Just scan through the list and choose one that fits your availability. It’s that simple!
Your support is greatly appreciated!
The Houston Marathon Foundation’s Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship is now available through May 22nd.
The Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship is intended for exemplary students who have run cross country in high school. They need not be the best runner on the team, but an overall love of running is key. They also do not have to be planning on running on a collegiate team, but they must be Texas college-bound.
The scholarship is for $20,000 over the course of four years, and the application window closes on May 22nd.
Houston Marathon Foundation
Susan Poorman Blackie Scholarship
A scholarship has been named after long time Houston Marathon Committee Board Member and Houston Marathon Foundation Founder, Susan Poorman Blackie. Susan embodied the generosity and volunteer spirit that exemplifies the Houston Marathon community of volunteers who make the event possible each year. It is this, along with her passion for life, helping others and always abiding by the Golden Rule while treating others with respect, kindness and acceptance that we honor her while creating legacy for the Houston Marathon Foundation and our mission to advance running as a healthy lifestyle opportunity.
Who can apply?
• High School Cross Country Team members throughout the greater Houston Area
• US Citizen • Resident of the State of Texas
• Plan to attend a Texas college or university (HMF does not fund out of state scholarships)
• Meet academic and class rank standards
• Meet ACT/SAT Standards • Submit an complete application with appropriate documentation
• Reside in one of the following counties: Harris, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton
What type of scholarship is available?
• $5,000 annual award for one male and one female student (Total Value potential is $20,000 over 4 years; with consecutive year approval and meeting of academic requirements)
• New Scholarship recipients will be awarded every other year
• Participants are eligible to re-apply for four consecutive years as long as he/she maintains a B average, remains in good academic standing and is enrolled as a full time student in a degree track program.
How will funds be delivered?
• Funds will be sent directly to the financial aid office and paid directly to the college or university provided by the award winners.
• Applicants must meet all requirements and deadlines • Personal Statement
• Provide transcripts and test scores
• Provide FAFSA
• List all leadership activities
• List athletic participation and community service
The application is available at the following link: