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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.

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Gazelles Excel at TAAF State Games of Texas

Posted by Greg Scoggins at Aug 7, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

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.

The Grapevine Gazelles will hold a team party on August 22nd to celebrate the end of a highly successful season and give us one last hurrah before we all go our separate ways and get busy with school.  Details about the party have been emailed to everyone two weeks ago, and are also listed below.  We hope to see everyone at this fun event!

Come and go pool party!
Date:              Friday, August 22

Time:              4pm to 8:30pm 
Where:           1150 Silver Lake Dr.
                      Grapevine, TX 76051
RSVP:             Reply to Angela@AngelaGair.com with the number in your party and what you are bringing; preferably by August 19.
Provided:         water, hot dogs, buns and condiments
Bring:              Your choice of any of the following:
                       meat (if you are not a dog person)
                       buns for your choice of meat if neededJ
                       chips
                       drinks 
                       cookies
                       chairs/towels/sunscreen
                       anything else you might think of

The party will cap an outstanding season where the Gazelles sent 13 athletes to the State Games of Texas in San Antonio and captured many State and Regional Meet awards.

The coaching staff wishes to express our gratitude for all the effort, time and sacrifice of the athletes, their parents and families that helped make this season of the Grapevine Gazelles Track Club a truly memorable one. See everyone next May 11th, and have a great school year!

Cory Carter, a longtime member of the Grapevine Gazelles Track Club, has qualified for the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics in Wichita, Kansas.  Carter, an incoming sophomore at Trinity High School, earned his way to the national meet by jumping 40’ 7 1/2 “ in the triple jump and running the 400 meter hurdles in 58.97 seconds at the Texas State Meet.

Carter also qualified for the TAAF State Games of Texas in the triple jump and 300 meter hurdles, where he is the defending state champion.  The TAAF State Meet will be held July 28th through July 31st at Baylor University in Waco.

“We are very proud of Cory’s accomplishments, and he has worked very hard to continue improving his hurdling and jumping techniques,” said Greg Scoggins, founder and head coach of the Grapevine Gazelles.  “We have an elite group of hurdlers, jumpers and sprinters, and our coaching staff has enjoyed preparing them for competitions this spring and summer.”

In total, the Gazelles, qualified 11 athletes in 14 events for the state meet.  They include incoming sophomore at Grapevine High School, Emily Hart, who won the 100 meter hurdles after qualifying for the UIL Regional meet earlier this spring.  Austin Welch, an incoming senior at Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy, placed 2nd in the long jump after earning a silver medal at the TAAPS State meet in May.

Zachary Brown qualified in the 80 meter hurdles.  Jerome Lewis, Alyssa Molina and T. J. Shelton earned their way to State in the long jump, with Shelton also going in the high jump with teammate Landon Samson.  Cassidy Parshall qualified in the 1,600 meter run, with Rachel Sutliff and Joelle Turney punching their tickets in the 800 meter run.  Turney also qualified in the 400 meter dash.

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.

The Grapevine Gazelles will distribute the team uniform tops this Thursday evening during our practice seesion.  If you have not paid for your child's uniform, please bring cash or a check for $30 per uniform made out to the Grapevine Gazelles.

The Gazelles will meet at their first track meet location on Saturday, June 4th at Burleson High School.  We will see everyone there on Saturday morning!