Newcomers and veterans head to regional

Davis joins Brinkley and Rubio in Humble
BY BILL MARTIN
Reporter Sports Editor


Rockdale’s Dae Dae Davis set a new school record in the 300-meter hurdles and will got to regionals in the two hurdle events. Rockdale’s Dae Dae Davis set a new school record in the 300-meter hurdles and will got to regionals in the two hurdle events. COLLEGE STATION—At last week’s district track meet, Dae Dae Davis just missed out on a school record in the 300-meter hurdles.

At the area meet, she took the opportunity to put that behind her.

The freshman turned in a time of 47.10 in the 300-meters to set a new school record and move on to regionals after placing second.

The Class 3A, Region III meet will be held at Turner Stadium in Humble on April 26-27.

The top four finishers at area advance to regionals.

The state track meet will be held at Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas May 10-11.

Joining Davis there will be old hands Emily Brinkley and Juan Rubio who are more than a little familiar with the regional track meet.

Nick Young and Autumn Davenport will also be making the trip after qualifying at area.


Emily Brinkley has earned four trips to the regional meet in the shot put and made it to the state track meet last year. She will also be competiting in the discus at regionals. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Emily Brinkley has earned four trips to the regional meet in the shot put and made it to the state track meet last year. She will also be competiting in the discus at regionals. Reporter/Bill Martin Davis supplanted Camille Campbell’s old mark of 47.56 that was set at the district meet in Caldwell in 2006.

It is the first girls record to be broken since 2010 (Brittany Frei, high jump).

Davis had just missed out on the record at the District 18-3A meet, clocking in at 47.62.

She was just clipped in area at the finish line by College Station’s Gabrielle Orzabel 47.01 to 47.10.

At the district meet, Davis finished on top of Orzabel, 47.62 to 47.64 in another photo finish.

Davis will also compete in the 100-meter hurdles at regionals, finishing second with a time of 16.75.

Krysten Brooks holds the school 100-meter hurdle record at 14.55 set in 2009.

Brinkley has now earned four trips to the regional meet in the shot put and easily captured the area title with a heave of 37-5 1/2.

The senior made it to the state track meet in the shot last year.

She advanced in the discus after placing second with a measurement of 117-1 behind West’s Ashley Renegar.

Brinkley accomplished both with a badly sprained right ankle.

After being denied his rightful district crowns last week in both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs at the district meet by College Station freshman Jonathan Bishop, Rubio sought revenge and gained a measure by winning the 3,200 and finishing third in the 1,600 to earn a trip to regionals in both.

Rubio—who went to state in the 3,200 last year—sprinted the final 200 meters to win the race, breaking out of a five-runner pack to win easily in 10:16.77.

District champ Bishop struggled to place fifth in 10:22.95.

Young sprinted to a fourth place finish at 11.67 in the 100-meter dash to earn regionals, while Davenport was third in the high jump at 4-8.


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