Landry Brown Will be Jumping High in State Track & Field Meet
Landry Brown will be the lone Hawk survivor for Track & Field’s State Meet to be held this upcoming weekend. High Jump will be her event and that is ironically the only event that CLHS has a State Champion.
Marisa Ellis has been the only Hawk to ever get the Gold when she upset several young ladies on her day 9 years ago.
In that Meet, Ellis was competing, had one qualifier that had reached the 5-10 height and was the favorite on that day.
Ellis had other plans and had her best day in this event and best her best jump by 4 inches. Brown will have a crowded field as she has a chance to compete one last time as her graduation is right around the corner.
The Field in Heights for State High Jump Field. Athlete School Grade Seed Mark Zoe Hall Bridgeport Junior 5-05.00 Kylee Whisman Midland Greenwood Junior 5-04.00 Chloe Thomas Sunnyvale Senior 5-04.00 Madison Ramos Port Isabel Junior 5-04.00 Raegan Stephenson Vidor Senior 5-04.00 Brenna Bottoms Nevada Community Senior 5-04.00 LANDRY BROWN CANYON LAKE Senior 5-03.00 Kirby Marik Bellville Junior 5-02.00
Ellis was at this same spot during her competition which gives an idea of how much, an event like this, can morph so rapidly and the pressure giving participants different results for this group jumping for a medal.
Brown’s group of participants are bunched with only 3 inches between the best mark and qualifying mark. That will have 9 ladies in a chess match on what height they will want to enter their first jump.
Number of misses is another variable that will be entered into an equation for those tough decisions as those jumps start to commence.
Brown has had a lonesome time on the cinders as all those Tracksters have turned in their equipment and finishing out their last month of school for this year.
“This feels a little weird,” Brown said in response of being the only athlete still working on her trade. “This is odd having no-one else out here.”
On what will be the parts of her jump she will be working on for these two weeks, “I just want to have fun since I know where I stand….with seven of us that are only separated by two inches and so my technique will be huge.”
Head Girls Track Coach John Barthels had his say, “Brown has had the best technique of any other high jumper I have seen since I took over as the track coach.”
Brown continued, “Little things are going to happen and I will just have be my best in correcting and trying to perfect my jumps.”
On her thoughts as her time to shine draws nearer, “I keep thinking how fun this is and that I am in the top 8 in the State of Texas!”
Pretty good way of going out as a Senior after having her Junior year cut short last year and now all that hard work will come down for a chance to step on the podium once again with a medal around her neck.
The Hawk Nation is Proud of Landry and hope for the Best this Week!!
Fly & Jump High!!