Our seniors have reached the last chapter of their lives and are awarded what they earned
The DeSoto High School track teams sent an impressive number of members to the State Track Meet in Austin May 9-10 after winning both Regional Titles. Both teams saw success in several individual events, vaulting both teams to third place state titles for 2014.
DeSoto Boys Team Results – State 3rd Place
State Champion (1st) Chevis Armstrong (11th) 110 meter hurdles
State Champions (1st) Trevin Chambers, Nick Orr, 4×200 Relay Team
LaDarren Brown, London Dunn
4th Place Saige Revell Long Jump
DeSoto Girls Team Results – State 3rd Place
State Champion (1st) Alexis Duncan 100 meter hurdles
State Champion (1st) Kira White 200 meter dash
State 2nd Place Camry Grigsby 800 meter
State 2nd Place Latyria Jefferson high jump
6th Place Aleyh Christopher, Camry Grigsby 4×400 Relay Team
Mariah Crawford, Shaporria Montgomery
2014-15 5A ALL-STATE Team*
Alexis Duncan Sophomore
Camry Grigsby Senior
Latyria Jefferson Junior
Kira White Sophomore
Camry Grigsby was also voted to the 2014 4A-5A ALL-STAR Team*
*Texas Girls Coaches Association
SportsDay’s 2014 Girls All-Area Track and Field Team
SPRINTERS KIRA WHITE, DeSoto, So.
At state meet: The young sprinter won gold in the 100 meters with a time of 11.66 seconds. She also ran on the 400-meter and 800-meter relays that finished eighth and seventh, respectively.
Notable: White and teammate Alexis Duncan were the only area 5A athletes to qualify for state in three events.
MIDDLE DISTANCES CAMRY GRIGSBY, DeSoto, Sr.
At state meet: Won silver in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.26 and anchored the 4×400 relay that finished sixth.
Notable: Grigsby ranked second in the area in the 800, trailing only state champion and athlete of the year Aaliyah Miller.
HURDLERS ALEXIS DUNCAN, DeSoto, So.
At state meet: Duncan won gold in the 100 hurdles and also qualified as part of DeSoto’s 4×100 and 4×200 relays.
Notable: Duncan saved her best for the end of the season, running a season-best 13.36 at the Region I meet before a gold-medal worthy 13.39 at state.
SportsDay’s 2014 Boys All-Area Track and Field Team
COACH OF THE YEAR DONALD MILLER, DeSoto
At state meet: The DeSoto boys sent nine athletes to state, the most of any Class 5A team in the area. DeSoto took third place in the overall team standings, five points shy of champion Humble Kingwood.
Notable: Miller has helped maintain the success of the tradition-rich DeSoto track program, which won a state title in 2012. The team qualified in four state events and won gold in the 800-meter relay and 110 hurdles. Miller, who is in his second year as head coach at DeSoto, also serves as an assistant football coach. He was a two-year starter at fullback for Texas State.
RELAYS DESOTO’S 4×200
Members (in racing order): Trevin Chambers, Nick Orr, LaDarren Brown, London Dunn
At state meet: The top-ranked 4×200 relay in the nation, DeSoto ran a blistering 1:24.56 to win gold.
HURDLERS CHEVIS ARMSTEAD, DeSoto, Jr.
At state meet: Armstead ran a season-best 13.82 seconds to claim gold in the 110 meter hurdles.
Notable: The junior came a long way in a year after finishing eighth with a time of 14.25 last year.