Gazelles Excel at TAAF State Games of Texas
The Grapevine Gazelles Track Club was well represented during the TAAF State Games of Texas, held August 5th through the 8th at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The Gazelles were led by 14 year old Cory Carter, who became the latest in a distinguished list of State and National Champions for the club since 1996. Carter won the 300 meter hurdles in a near state record time of 42.33, with a winning margin of over half a second. Carter also placed 3rd in the triple jump with a leap of 39' 2.5" (a 2' 8" personal best), and 12th in the long jump.
Jerome Lewis placed 4th in the 14 year old boys long jump with a leap of 18' 5", while Cassidy Parshall placed 8th in the 12 year old girls 1,600 meter run with a time of 6:05.21 and 14th in the 800 meter run. Teammate Rebecca Moore placed 14th in the same race, and Reid Harrison-Ducros placed 19th in the 14 year old boys 800 meter run.
Most of the Gazelles were in the youngest portion of their age bracket, and will return to the same division next year with high hopes. The entire Grapevine Gazelles Track Club had an outstanding season; training hard, improving times and distances, and enjoying success at meets. Thank you to all the young athletes, their parents and the Gazelles coaching staff. See you next season.