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Longhorns eye dominant showing at 83rd annual Texas Relays

All eyes are on Mike A. Meyers Stadium in Austin Texas this week as the 83rd Annual Texas Relays are being held through Saturday April 3rd. Collegiate track teams lead things out the blocks as they get started Wednesday and Thursday with the high school competition taking the baton Friday as prelims begin. The Cedar Hill Longhorns seek some resounding victories after finishing seventh overall recently at the 46th Jesuit-Sheaner Relays. Head boys and girls track coach Sandra Mitchell will surely have her team focused as they prepare to land a spot on the winners podium.

The Longhorn boys will be led by senior Chris Cole as he looks to place in the prelims of the 110 M hurdles. Relay will be the primary focus with the 4 x 100 team led by seniors Chris Young, Deonte Lockett, dual sport star Elisha Olabode, with junior Brian Reed rounding things out. The 4 x 200 meter relay team is led by another dual sport athlete John Coleman as Chris Cole, sophomore Deonte Lockett, with Brian Reed anchoring. Cedar Hill enjoyed the most of their success in the aforementioned Jesuit-Sheaner Relays with their 4 x 400 meter relay team as they finished second with a time of 3:23.20. John Coleman leads off with Dillian Broadnax, junior Naheem Richardson, and super anchor Brian Reed closing things out. Look for Jeremy Willis and Chris Young to help on one of the relay squads if needed. Options are plentiful for Coach Mitchell and she’ll look to exercise them not only with the boys but also with the ladies.

The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays are known to be a great way to gauge a teams potential to move forward in the state meet. The Lady Longhorns are hoping to make their mark not only with relays but with sprinters and hurdlers. Seniors Raven Cooper and Alyssa Nichols will participate in the 100 M dash while juniors Debra Johnson and Jasmine Lefall hope to dominate the 100 M hurdle. Shakendra Gabriel will team with Raven, Jasmine, and Alyssa for a formidable 4 x 100 relay team. Raven Cooper will also lead the 4 x 200 relay with Debra Johnson, Jasmine Lefall, and Shakendra Gabriel set to bring home the anchor. Trayshaenae Wright will join leading lady Raven, Alyssa, and Shakendra in the 4 x 400 meter relay, and don’t be surprised if Nasheria Williams is called on to help out her cohorts as they are set to have a very heavy workload. The gun will sound at 1:30 pm on Friday, tune in for live video.


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