Summer Creek 4×100-meter relay blazes to silver medal

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AUSTIN – Summer Creek entered the day with the second-best relay time amongst the qualifiers, including being about a second behind DeSoto.

The Lady Bulldogs held off the teams behind them as Tianna Randle turned on the jets in the final 100 meters to lock up the silver medal with a time of 45.24.

"It was really good, it was all about executing and letting our adrenaline pump," Randle said.

DeSoto ended up winning the race posting a national record time of 44.24, breaking the 15-year-old record set by Long Beach Poly.

The time Summer Creek did run was flat out impressive, becoming the eighth fastest time ever ran in Texas and second in the nation.

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By Bradley Collier

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On paper, Aldine Davis should be the best returning Aldine ISD volleyball squad for the 2019 campaign.

But that's just on paper.

Starla Jones, the reigning District 16-6A Coach of the Year, has been persistent this offseason in reminding her team that the successes of last year are just that. They are last season's, which doesn't entitle her group to that same success in 2019.

"I think it's going to give them some confidence that they have a year under their belt," Jones said. "But it's a new season, a new team. Last year is last year. I'm reminding them that we've got to start all over. It's going to take some work like it did before.

"We can't settle, and we can't expect to be at the top just because we were last year."

Last season, Aldine Davis went 20- 26-1 overall and 10-4 in District 16-6A play to finish in a tie for second place with MacArthur.

"I've told them, you do realize because you were up there you are definitely one of the teams to beat," Jones said. "Everybody's going to be pumped. I don't care what team it is. They're going to be ready to play you."

Returning to the court for the Falcons this season is District 16-6A Newcomer of the Year Kiyah Felder, first-team selections Ashlyn Laymond and Tavia Harrell and second-teamer Hailey Harris. Also returning is Lyric Carwell, who was an honorable mention.

What excites Jones the most about this group is that this summer the girls put in the needed work to get better in the weight room.


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