Sonics athletes qualify for Texas UIL track & field state meet

Congratulations to Mikayla Banks, Imani Nave, and Jontavis (J.T.) Smith who qualified for the Texas UIL track & field state meet to be held at the University of Texas in Austin on May 10-11. Mikayla and Imani will be representing Klein High in the girls 4×200 meter relay after finishing in 2nd place at last weekend’s Region II 5A meet in Waco. J.T. qualified as a member of Klein Oak’s 4×100 meter and 4×200 meter relay teams which finished 2nd and 1st, respectively, at the same meet.

Also worthy of mention is long-time Sonics member, Darwin Allen, who missed qualifying for state in the boys 800 meter run by the narrowest of margins. Running in the Region III 5A meet for Lamar High School, Darwin finished third in the finals with an excellent time of 1:53.89, but missed qualifying for the 9th spot on time by a mere 0.04 seconds!

UPDATE: The Klein High girls also qualified for state in the 4×100 meter relay by having the next fastest non-automatic qualifying time. Also, DeAnte Ford qualified for state as a member of Fort Bend Ridge Point’s boys 4×400 meter relay team in the Region III 4A meet.

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