Texas Highlight Performances At NSAF NON

Autumn Wilson crosses the line for the win

Photo Credit: Jamison Michaels

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The Texas high school track and field school season completed over a month ago. That didn't stop some of the best athletes and teams from continuing to train and test themselves against some of the best in the country.

Many Texans travelled out to Eugene, Oregon to compete at the NSAF NON. There were some outstanding results in favor of the Lone Star Athletes. Performances that crowned some national champions some Texas all-time best performances, and even a national class record.

Autumn Wilson (St. Dominic Savio) and Pierre Goree (Duncanville) both won the Championship division of the 100m races. Wilson won with a time of 11.33 to take the win with Goree going 10.36 in the boys race.

Wilson will go on to compete at the U20 Championships next week before placing her sights to her college career at Georgia with Goree likely to report to Southern Methodist University (SMU) for his football career.

Goree also teamed up with Caden Durham who was ninth (10.85) in the Championship boys 100m, Chris Hicks who won the Emerging Elite boys 100m (10.84), and Jaylen Washington on the anchor to win the Championship boys 4x100 relay with a time of 40.81.

Although they didn't produce winning performances, Marcelo Parra (San Antonio TMI Episcopal) and Carlie Weiser (Giddings) were still able to pop some big marks in their respective events.

The steeplechase is one of the least familiar events in track and field. A lot of it falls on restricted facility and equipment availability. Although it is only competed in three states at the high school level, popularity is increasing. It hasn't quite hit peak popularity in Texas nor has it become a state wide competition, but try telling that to Parra.

It's no question that Parra has the wheels and the base to thrash the event. He demonstrated just that over the weekend when he finished third place overall in the championship event. Parra's time of 5:51.68 was good enough for a sophomore class record as well as the fastest time so far by a Texan.

Weiser has already established herself as one of Texas' top throwers by winning four state titles as well with her distances.

The junior further cemented herself this weekend. She finished runner-up in the Championship Shot Put, but her 50-10.25 toss is just short of her 51-01.75 PR. She is the fifth best thrower all-time by a Texas high school girl based on TTFCA's all-time list. 

Here are some of the other event winners from Texas:

Pierre Goree, Duncanville HSBoys Championship 100m10.36
Chris Hicks, Duncanville HSBoys Emerging Elite 100m10.84
Autumn Wilson, St Dominic Savio HSGirls Championship 100m11.33
Laile Payne, Houston Carnegie Vanguard HSGirls Freshman 100m12.19
Kaylah Parks, Rosenberg, TXGirls Middle School 100m12.18
Abree Winfrey, Canyon HSGirls Emerging Elite 400H1:02.49
Noah Strohman, Wichita Falls, TXMiddle School Boys 1 Mile4:27.35
Franco Parra, San Antonio TMI Episcopal HSBoys Championship 5,000m14:32.69
Olivia Chamizo, Denton Guyer HSGirls Emerging Elite Discus134-11
Jayden McCoy, Robstown, TXBoys Freshman Long Jump22-00.75
Zoe Bringmann, Cedar Valley MSGirls Middle School Long Jump17-00
Alberto Orta, Friendswood HSBoys Emerging Elite Shot Put57-01.50
Jazmine Thompson, Harlingen HSGirls Emerging Elite Shot Put41-09.25
Lorena Barreiro, Hill Country Comets TX

Girls Middle School Shot Put

Damilare Olukosi, Fort Bend Travis HSBoys Championship Triple Jump50-06.75