White ends high school career with state gold trifecta

Madison White
Madison White

HEWITT – Senior Madison White completed a state gold trifecta in the women's high jump Saturday, needing only a height of 5'4" to best the field at the 2019 TAPPS Track & Field Championships at Midway ISD's Panther Stadium.

White added Saturday's gold to her previous win in 2017 and 2018. Last year, she tied a school and state record by clearing 5'7" and attempted a record-breaking height of 5'8" on Saturday, but in her one attempt, she came just short of a clearing.

A total of 10 other athletes from Bishop Lynch competed in the meet, with a fourth-place finish from defending state champion Natalie Lark in the pole vault and one fifth-place finish by senior BK Obi in the high jump. Freshman Evie Trent set a new personal record in the 300 hurdles and finished sixth.

The women finished 12th in the team standings with 22 points, while the men were 16th with 14.5 points. Houston St. Thomas won the men's title and Houston St. Agnes took the women's title.


Women's Results

High Jump – 1. Madison White, 5'4"

Pole Vault – 4. Natalie Lark, 10'0"

300m Hurdles – 6. Evie Trent, 47.49 (PR) 

4x200 Relay – 7. Jennifer Obi, Jaida Cole, Evie Trent, Jillian Jackson; 1:48.61


Men's Results

High Jump – 5. BK Obi, 5'10"

Discus – 6. Jake Bayouth, 137'3"

3200 Meters – 6. Luke Hernandez, 10:34.08

1600 Meters – 7. Luke Hernandez, 4:48.42

Pole Vault – 7. Ryan Huntress, 11'0"; 8. Cole Rappaport, 10'6"