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Four Katy ISD Athletes Claim Track State Titles; Many Place Top 10

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

May 25, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark


Four Katy ISD athletes claimed state championship titles. Numerous Katy ISD athletes competed and were awarded silver and bronze medals and placed in the Top 10.


Pictured left to right: Simone Ballard, Matthew Rueff, and Matthew Kumar. Photo credit: Katy ISD.


Katy ISD Track Athletes Win Big

Katy ISD athletes proved triumphant at the UIL 5A and 6A State Track and Field Meet earlier this month with four earning state championship titles. Numerous Katy ISD athletes were also awarded silver and bronze medals and placed in the Top 10.




Mayde Creek High School senior Simone Ballard earned two of those titles in the Girls 100M and 300M hurdles, along with Seven Lakes High School senior Matthew Rueff in the Boys Shot Put and Tompkins High School senior Matthew Kumar in the Boys Pole Vault event.


“These students represented their campuses and Katy ISD exceptionally well,” says Coach Pat Dowling, Assistant Athletic Director at Katy ISD. “Winning one state championship is an outstanding accomplishment, but to have earned four and placed so many others is a reflection of the job our track coaches and athletes do throughout the season.”


Katy ISD UIL 6A State Track and Field Meet State Championship Titles

Boys Shot Put Matthew Rueff – Seven Lakes High School

Boys Pole Vault Matthew Kumar – Tompkins High School

Girls 100M Hurdles Simone Ballard – Mayde Creek High School

Girls 300M Hurdles Simone Ballard – Mayde Creek High School


UIL 5A State Track and Field Meet Top 10


Boys Discus Charles Chukwu – Paetow High School 4th

Boys Shot Put Sheldon Peters – Jordan High School 6th

Girls 800M Tiyan Ogbeide – Jordan High School 3rd- Bronze

Boys 100M Toheeb Oladipupo – Paetow High School 6th

Girls 400M Tiyan Ogbeide – Jordan High School 4th

Girls 200M Aloni Ransom – Jordan High School 7th




UIL 6A State Track and Field Meet Top 10


Girls Discus Janey Campbell – Seven Lakes High School 8th

Boys Discus Ian Flynt – Taylor High School 6th

Girls Shot Put Janey Campbell – Seven Lakes High School 5th

Girls Pole Vault Lauren Schmitt – Seven Lakes High School 6th

Girls Pole Vault Aubrey Tupper – Seven Lakes High School 7th

Boys Long Jump Jayden Keys – Tompkins High School 3rd- Bronze

Girls 3200M Alison Mueller – Cinco Ranch High School 9th

Boys 3200M Ruben Rojas – Seven Lakes High School 9th

Boys 400M Relay 6th


Braden Turner, Eric Nelson, Jaylen Bateast and Tay’Shawn Wilson - Mayde Creek High School


Girls 800M Sarah Pantophlet – Katy High School 6th

Girls 100M Hurdles Kaycee McCoy – Katy High School 4th

Girls 100M Alyssa Tate – Seven Lakes High School 4th

Girls 400M Haley Tate – Seven Lakes High School 2nd- Silver

Boys 1600M Ruben Rojas – Seven Lakes High School 3rd- Bronze



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