Girls Teams With Potential To Win UIL 5A State Championship

Lancaster girls pose at the 2022 girls state track and field championships

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The UIL 5A team state title has gone back to Missouri City to Fort Bend Marshall and Lancaster for the past two years. This year, there are no shortage of competition for the championship this year. By looking at the season stats, we see several teams, but especially four within nine points of the top spot. The scoring is based on our meet point system, which isn't the UIL scoring system, but the traditional of scoring eight places without awarding double relay points.

Here are how the UIL 5A girls team rankings show the state meet could look next month.

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After a sixth place finish last year, Cedar Park has the top score of 46 points and that is a tough 46 to score as it comes without relay points and it will be hard to fend off the double point scoring. Things start with state champion Isabel Conde De Frankenberg. It's likely she will be shooting for the distance trifecta as she did last year. Frankenberg has the chance to bring in 20 - 30 points alone. 

Hurdler Amani Graham is another possible multi point scorer for the Timberwolves. Graham ranks second in the 5A girls 100 meter hurdles after a FAT/wind legal run at Texas Relays. She is also ranked No.6 in the 300 meter hurdles.

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The team to beat could be Smithson Valley who steps down from the 6A classification where they finished ninth last year. The Lady Rangers have just about everything covered from the sprints to the 1600m and into the field events. Zada Zimmerman lowered her SB in the 100 meter hurdles at the Texas Relays (+4.0 wind), Alyssa Jones has top 5A marks in both the 100m and 200m (was fifth in 6A long jump last year), Mia Perez has top 5A marks in both the 800m and 1600m and could make it out of a tough Region 4-5A, and Jazmyn Singh who finished fourth at last year's 6A state meet is the second ranked 400m runner. 

While it would be hard for everything to be perfect for Smithson Valley, stranger things have happened. But, they won't just be banking on those four girls as they have more scoring opportunities. Pole vaulter Ella Pickron has a good shot to medal with her 12-0 best, which could be valuable. The 4x200 relay is a close second to Lancaster in the 5A rankings and the  4x400 relay is fourth after the Texas Relays.