Duncanville track and field is already setting an early and high standard for the 2024 boys track and field season.
The Panthers have a good cornerstone of returning athletes from last year and with their relay performances at the City of Champions Relays, a message was clearly sent.
As one of the best overall athletic departments in the country in terms of having a football/track and field cooperative and interactive programs this exhibits the momentum heading into the track and field season.
It is also a verdict of why both programs have been in the top echelon nationally over the last several years.
The Duncanville football team is fresh off back-to-back Texas UIL 6A state championship seasons and many of those team members compete at some level on the track and field team, which has competed for the state title for the last several seasons.
A good example of the athletic department teamwork is the 4x100 relay. One of the best running backs in the country is LSU signee Caden Durham. He was the returning 6A bronze medalist in the 100m, just one season after Pierre Goree won the state title with Jaylen Washington also in the 100m state final.
Junior WR and LSU verbal commit DaKorien Moore is one of the top returning long jumpers in the state of Texas with sophomore WR Ayson Theus already having eight Power 5 offers.
Duncanville can combine that with the speed of one of the many track only speedsters in the program like Brayden Williams. When they do, they produce the type of performances they had Thursday.
Their relays went 40.71 to open the season in the 4x100 relay, a 1:27.56 in the 4x200 relay, and a 3:19.10 win in the 4x400 relay.