HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK
John Cooper's Oguchi opens senior season with a monster throw
Amarachukwu Oguchi has started her senior season off with a bang. Looking back to 2020, the best discus throw by Oguchi came also in the first meet at the Woodlands Christian Invitational with a toss of 122-feet-7-inches. Due to the shortened season, John Cooper School only competed in four meets and there were no SPC Championships. In the summer, Oguchi competed in 10 different events for discus and her distances just kept getting better and better. On July 24 in the PPA Virtual Meet #12 she hit 135-2.5, on July 31 in the USATF Youth Virtual Summer Challenge she hit 140-6.5 and then 142-11 on September 4.
Shearer repeats as TAPPS State Champion, TWCA Boys win 5A team crown, Girls take 3rd
On Monday, The Woodlands Christian Academy boys team captured its fourth-straight TAPPS Cross Country Team State Championship with 70 points and three runners finishing inside the Top 10. The group was led by Ben Shearer, who won his second-straight individual TAPPS State Championship, posting a time of 15:32. "Coming from a very uncertain time in track last year to cross country this year was a little shaky. Just coming into this final meet for me in cross country, it's nice to cap it off." Ben Shearer is the top finisher at the TAPPS 5A Boys Cross Country Meet!
Running is Family Tradition for Shearer
FOR BEN SHEARER, RUNNING IS A FAMILY TRADITION. He won the Class 4A TAPPS individual title in October by over a minute to lead his team to its third- straight state title. His sister Hannah won two state titles for the Warriors back in 2014 and 2016. While Shearer is uber-talented, he knows what is the cornerstone of being a cross- country star. Shearer finished fifth at the Nike Cross-National South Regional Meet, before winning the 2020 Carl Lewis High School Indoor Invitational in the one-mile race.
2020 VYPE Boys Cross Country Preview (Public School): Preseason Team, Runner Rankings
VYPE whipped together this preview to get cross country fans ready for the 2020 season. These are the top runners and teams for Public School Boys Cross Country. When you look at a team that finished 16th overall at state last year but brings back everyone, that excites you. Other To Watch: HuffmanThe Huffman boys finished 15th overall at the UIL State Cross Country meet last year. The Spartans finished 12th overall at state last year but do lose top runner Erick Lara, who took 41st overall.
VYPE 411: Klein Oak track star moves on to UL-L
VYPE caught up with Klein Oak's recently graduated track star Ariel Young, who specialized in the 400-meter run and triple jump. ...VYPE: How long have you been doing jumping for track and how did you get your start? ...VYPE: What is your favorite thing about jumping? Young: "My favorite thing about jumping is how technical it is. ...VYPE: Off the track, what is your favorite thing to do?
VYPE Houston 2020 Boys Thrower of the Year Fan Poll
Despite the 2020 track and field season being cut short, there were still some amazing performances. VYPE has scoured the standings on MileSplit.com and have gathered the best of the best in each field category. Go crazy track nation and vote for the 2020 VYPE Houston Boys Thrower of the Year in this fan poll. The poll will close on Thursday, June 11 at 7 P.M! VYPE Houston Boys Thrower of the Year Poll (Closes Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m.)
VYPE Houston Girls Jumper of the Year Fan Poll
Despite the 2020 track and field season being cut short, there were still some amazing performances. VYPE has scoured the standings on MileSplit.com and have gathered the best of the best in each running category. Go crazy track nation and vote for the 2020 VYPE Houston Girls Jumper of the Year in this fan poll. The poll will close on Thursday, May 28 at 7 P.M! 2020 VYPE Houston Girls Jumper of the Year Fan Poll (Closes Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m.)
Ellie Catron: Rewriting the record books
ELLIE CATRON IS JUST WIRED A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. That was the first glimpse that Catron would become one of the most decorated private school runners in the state of Texas. Catron would go on to win the Class 4A state title in back-to-back-to-back seasons as an individual and four times as a team. On the oval, she won the State "triple" the 800, 1600 and 3200-meter races and set the state record for the 3200-meter run. I was on a team called Team World Vision a Christian organization raising money for the South Sudan (Africa).
The 411: Katy girl's track standout Jada Campos
Campos won the 100-meter dash at the Will Taylor Relays, Katy ISD Bubba Fife Relays and the College Station Relays. VYPE: How long have you been running track and how did you get your start? CAMPOS: "I started running track when I was 9-years-old, so a total of seven years. VYPE: What is your favorite thing about running track? Shoutout to my Track Houston girls!"