Mesquite News


Kaylor HarrisSome of the best track and field athletes in the state were on hand on Friday and Saturday for the 53rd annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays at Jesuit High School.

In what could be a preview of the state meet in May, several local sprinters stepped into the spotlight and delivered some of the top performances of the meet.

Horn senior Kaylor Harris, who signed with Texas Tech, has posted some of the nation's top times this season and she was in peak form once again.

Harris blazed past the field to win the 100 meters in a time of 11.51 seconds. In a rarity among high school sprinters, Harris also competes in the hurdles, and she won the 100 hurdles by nearly a second, crossing the finish line in 13.77 seconds.

On the boys side, Rowlett senior and Oklahoma signee Joseph Sheffield and Sachse senior and Houston signee Nick Alexander are among the top sprinters in the state and they battled it out once again in the 100 meters.

It was Sheffield who earned the victory, as his time of 10.50 was enough to hold off runner-up Alexander (10.65) and the rest of the field.

Sheffield was not finished, as he joined Jakel Davis, A'Vin Lang and Emmett Seals on the winning 4x100 relay (41.25).

The Mesquite girls 4x200 team of Adia Vaughn, Jennifer Godfrey, Dazjah Wheeler and Angel Miles set a new meet record in winning the event in 1:37.28.

Harris almost added a third gold medal, but the Jaguars' 4x100 relay team of Harris, Taylor Blackshire, LeTaija Jackson and Lyric Choice settled for second.

The Rowlett boys also got strong efforts from Kobe Poole (second-triple jump), Uzoma Anayunwu (third-shot put) and the third-place 4x200 relay as they finished second behind DeSoto in the team standings.

Poteet's Jakaveon Shaw placed second in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600, while teammate Dagon Juarez placed second in the 800.


Devin Hasson