Rowlett track star eases back
at Jesuit-Sheaner Relays
PM CDT on Saturday, March 28, 2009
Those who worried about the medical status of
Marquise Goodwin breathed easier Saturday afternoon.
Goodwin, Rowlett's star track and field athlete,
helped his team capture the 5A championship at the 45th
Jesuit-Sheaner Relays at Haggar Stadium.
Rowlett scored 90 points to hold off
second-place Southlake Carroll (82).
Goodwin returned to action after suffering a
groin injury during the Lancaster Invitational Meet of Champions
on March 14. He had a record-setting performance in the long jump
Saturday and contributed to Rowlett's comfortable victories in the
4x100 and 4x200 relays.
"He got treatment this week, and we've been
limiting him to what he usually does," Rowlett coach David
Nanez said of Goodwin, a five-medal winner at last year's UIL
"We figured with him getting some running
starts in the relays that he'd be able to get in some quality work
where he could be ready for next week."
Goodwin didn't compete in any individual sprint
events or the triple jump, the event in which he won a gold medal
at state last year. He's expected to compete in as many as five
events at next week's Texas Relays.
Goodwin's morning mark of 24 feet, 3¾ inches in
the long jump shattered the previous 5A meet record of 23-5, set
in 2003 by Plano East's Terrence Wheatley. Goodwin nearly set the
overall meet record of 24-5, set as a 4A record in 1964 by
Jesuit's Mike Madigan.
"It was just about getting focused
again," Goodwin said. "I haven't been able to do what
I'm supposed to do, so I've been doing some of the little
Goodwin later teamed with Carl Perrymon, Hilbert
Jackson and Kyle Clemons as Rowlett took first in the 4x100 in
41.68 seconds. That quartet also led Rowlett to the 4x200
championship in 1:27.53.
Clemons also breezed to victory in the 400 in
Seguin takes 4A title: Arlington Seguin,
with the help of strong finishes in sprints and relays, won the
meet's 4A title. Seguin had 107 points, 24 more than Marshall.
Kameron Cowan led Seguin with first-place
showings in the 100 (10.64) and 200 (21.78). Cowan also anchored
the winning 4x200 team that beat Marshall in 1:30.28. The team
included Justin Reeves, Darian Hogg and Robert Owoyele.
Reeves won the long jump (21-7) and Jevin
Colbert took the high jump (6-2). Seguin's 4x400 team placed
Two records for Whitesboro thrower:
Whitesboro's Hayden Baillio, one of the state's top throwers, set
4A meet records in the discus (196-0) and the shot put (68-7¼).
Baillio demolished the 1999 discus record of
182-4, set by Samuell's Jason Young. He also eclipsed the 2002
shot put record of 62-5½, set by Lancaster's Larry Dibbles.
Baillio, however, missed Michael Carter's
overall meet record in the shot. Carter threw the shot 70-0¼ in
the 1979 competition.
Briefly: Greenhill's Chelsey Sveinsson
cruised to first place in the elite girls 1,600 run. Sveinsson
finished in 4:51.58, nearly nine seconds faster than her closest
competition. ... Plano East's Toddrick Allen won the high jump at
6-6. ... Plano's Sirron Warren (1:58.09) and Juan Sanchez
(1:58.16) finished 1-2 in the 5A 800. ... Bryan Adams' Avion
Stewart won the 4A 110 hurdles (14.51) and 300 hurdles (41.22).
... Justin Northwest's Chris Bain won the 5A 100 (10.83) and 200