Grapevine Gazelles Compete in National and State Track Meets
Cory Carter, a longtime member of the Grapevine Gazelles Track Club, competed in the Games of America in San Diego and placed 4th in both the triple jump and the 400 meter hurdles. Carter, an incoming sophomore at Trinity High School, also placed 11th in the 400 meter hurdles and 29th in the triple jump at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics in Wichita, Kansas the week before. Carter recorded season bests of 40’ 7 1/2 “ in the triple jump and 58.97 seconds in the 400 meter hurdles.
“Cory excelled on the national stage, and we are very proud of him,” said Greg Scoggins, founder and head coach of the Grapevine Gazelles. “Cory has continued to build on the legacy of national and state champions training with the Grapevine Gazelles and our coaching staff has enjoyed preparing him for competitions this summer.”
The TAAF State Meet was held July 28th through July 31st at Baylor University in Waco. The Gazelles qualified 11 athletes in 14 events for the state meet. The team was led by incoming Grapevine High School sophomore Emily Hart, who placed 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal best time of 15.67. T.J. Shelton placed 3rd in the high jump, and 9th in the long jump. Rachel Sutliff placed 5th in the 800 meter run and Cassidy Parshall placed 8th in the 1,600. Zachary Brown placed 12th in the 80 meter hurdles, and Jerome Lewis and Alyssa Molina each placed 13th in their age divisions in the long jump. Landon Samson placed 14th in the high jump.
The Grapevine Gazelles Track Club began in 1996 and just completed their 16th season. The Gazelles have crowned numerous State and National champions since their inception, and 23 former Gazelles have earned college athletic scholarships. The team has approximately 60 team members each season.