Jesuit-Sheaner Relays track and field meet Saturday will feature many
defending state champions and most area leaders

This year's depth of talent at Saturday's Jesuit-Sheaner Relays is as impressive as ever, with 13 defending state champions (10 boys) and three boys state-title relay teams from 2010 expected to compete Saturday. The area leader in 15 of the 17 boys events will be among the stacked field.

This will be the first Jesuit-Sheaner Relays on Jesuit's new track, which features wider lanes and can now accommodate eight finalists in hurdles races instead of six. The track was put in by Beynon, the same company that installed the tracks at college powerhouses Texas (2009) and Oregon (2004). Haggar Stadium also has improved seating, bathrooms and concessions.

Field events begin at 8 a.m., running prelims are at 9:30 a.m. and the running finals will start at 2:30 p.m. at Jesuit High School.

The 47th Jesuit-Sheaner Relays on Saturday will feature yet another stacked field of talented athletes, including 13 defending state meet champions and three boys state-title relay teams from 2010, with many of them going head-to-head in events:

Athlete; School; Event; Class
Jordan Roos; Celina; Shot Put; UIL 3A
Devin Randall; Bartlesville, Okla.; Shot Put and Discus; Okla. 6A
Brett Sharp; Longview Pine Tree; Discus; UIL 4A
Devin Faber; Canton; Pole Vault; UIL 3A
Andrew Irwin; Mt. Ida, Ark.; Pole Vault; Ark. 2A
Clifton Harlin; Fort Worth Country Day; Pole Vault; SPC
Robert Adkinson; Corsicana; 100 Meters; UIL 4A
Kenneth Minkah; DeSoto; 110 Hurdles; UIL 5A
Marquise Smith; Madison; 100 Hurdles; UIL 3A
Joshua Washington; Crowley; 400 Meters; UIL 4A


School; Event; Class
DeSoto; 4x100; UIL 5A
DeSoto; 4x200; UIL 5A
Denton Ryan; 4x200; UIL 4A


Athlete; School; Event; Class
Rachel Johnson; Plano; 1,600 and 3,200 Meters; UIL 5A
Shannon Klenke; Houston Duchesne Academy; 1,600 Meters; TAPPS 5A
Chelsey Sveinsson; Greenhill; 1,600 Meters; SPC