Boys and Girls Track team place at State


Olivia Walter

Senior Javelin Guidry runs at the Hutto Relays on March 3. After Regionals he progressed to State where he won gold in the boys 100 meter dash. “Before the race I fix my start, give glory to God,” Guidry said. “At the State meet, it felt like I had to win.”

Avery Deen, Reporter

On Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13, two CPHS seniors won gold in the State Track meet in Austin. Senior Kiki Onwukaife took first in shot put, her farthest throw being 45’4.52.” For Onwukaife, this was her fourth time going to State for shot put and her second time winning gold.

“I had made it a  goal of mine at the beginning of the year, it was the last meet of my high school career and I wanted to make it count,” said Onwukaife.

Javelin Guidry competed in the boys 100-meter dash and finished in first with a time of 10.41 seconds.

“I was a little nervous when we started, but I was confident that I was going to win,” Guidry said. “When I was running I kept thinking ‘relax, relax, relax.’ After the race, when I went to see my time, I was so excited and happy to see how well I had done.”

Nine members of the track team went to Regionals in late April, including juniors Chika Onyia and Holly Ruckle. Onyia competed in two track and two field events, the field events were the long jump and high jump, the track events were the 4×1 and 4×2 relays. Onyia placed fourth in both the high jump and long jump, and the team placed sixth in the 4×1 relay.

“It was awesome to get to Regionals, but since I’d gone both freshman and sophomore year I really wanted to work hard and go to State,” said Onyia. “I was really sad that I didn’t qualify, but in high jump I jumped higher than I ever had before.”

Ruckle competed in the 4×400 meter relay and the team ran their fastest time all year at 4.00.07 and came in third. Ruckle ran a 59 second 400 meters.

“Going into the event I was very focused, I really wanted to help my team, but I was also pretty nervous since I had decided to switch which leg I ran from first to second right before,” Ruckle said. “When I went to Regionals I was excited to know my season wasn’t over, especially since last year I only made it to Districts,” it was disappointing that I didn’t make it to state, but I’m still so proud of myself and the team.”