Meet Recap: TTFCA Meet Of Champions

Sydnee Burr jumped 20-7.25 and 42-9 to get two wins at the TTFCA Meet of Champions

The TTFCA Meet of Champions keeps getting better and better.

It wasn't just the winners with great performances, but the jumps, throws, sprints, and including the distance events all saw some outstanding fields. 

Related: Results: TTFCA Meet of Champions

Not only were some of the final marks good enough to win state meets across all leagues and classifications, but each event had a number of quality marks.

Here are some of the notable events or performances that really stand out from this past weekend at the 8th Annual TTFCA Meet of Champions.



This weekend, Samiyah Roberson (North Crowley) showed us that UIL 6A 100m and 200m state champ Indya Mayberry was not the only thoroughbred the team had in their sprint stable.

Roberson cranked out a 11.48 in the 100m and 23.83 to win at the TTFCA MOC.

Amariya Hardeman (Fort Bend Bush) was another burner this weekend with her 11.67 and and 23.99 runs for runner-up in both events.

In the 100m it was Kyaliah Davis (Klein Forest) and Gabrielle Goodgames (Duncanville) both at 11.91 with Yierra Flemings (Cameron Yoe) at 11.98 all getting runs in under 12-seconds.

In the 200m, It was Angel Brefo (Midlothian Heritage) sliding in for third behind Roberson and Hardeman. 

Cordial Vann


Cordial Vann (Frisco Heritage) was unable to finish the UIL season due to transfer rules; that kept us from seeing one of the county's best sprinters down the homestretch of the season.

However, evident from his showing this weekend, Vann didn't pack it in for the year. He won the 100m with a new personal best 10.23 performance.

The Texas Relays champion gave us a glimpse of what we missed over the last month of the track season. It's also a display of what is still to come for the future the national championship meets.

We also saw missed opportunities from another top sprinter. Wazell Wright (Atascocita) missed the majority of the season and watched his team run to UIL 6A state title, national records, and national prominence.

Wright blazed a 10.33 runner-up race to Texas Relays 100m champ and Nike Indoor Nationals 60 champ, Vann.

Boys 100m, 1-2-3 finishers

Two other boys dipped under 10.50 in UIL 5A 100m state champ William Mitchell (Fort Bend Marshall) and Amar Williams (Rock Hill); both ran 10.46.

Mitchell's younger brother (8th grade) Dillon Mitchell ran 10.61 (+3.7). Mitchell has made a name for himself with his speedy runs, but this solidifies himself against  older and stronger competitors.

Wazell Wright again showed up big in the longer sprint. He again showed what we missed and how much more powerful Atascocita would have been if he was healthy enough to go this year. He won the 200m in 21.45.

Dillon Mitchell again had a good day with a 21.55 showing for second and Landon Fontenot (Atascocita) ws third in 21.80.

Angel Brefo



Angel Brefo struck again in the 400m, which is perhaps her best event. She won with a 54.10, well ahead of the rest of the field.

Three other girls ran sub 56-seconds with Grace Kowalski (Grand Oaks) netting a 55.47 for second, Jane Watkins (The Woodlands Christian) 55.81 in third, and Caila Lyons (Northside Brennan) fourth in 55.91.


Eugene Bynum (Frisco Lone Star) entered with a bone to pick with a track...any track. He showed how dissatisfied he was with his state meet outcome. 

Bynum blazed a 46.91 personal best and TTFCA MOC win; later in the meet he added a 21.83 in the 200m.

Also running to a personal best was Willis junior Heath Grant who ran an impressive 46.99.

Also under 48-seconds was Amar Williams (Rock Hill) who ran 47.56 to go with his 10.46 earlier run in the 100m. Additionally, Ayden Nyanasimeibi (Allen) was also able to run uncer 48-seconds.

Sophia Bendet



Sophia Bendet (Randolph) finished the girls 800m just off the meet record, but still with a personal best 2:07.65.

It was Elizabeth Brooks (Katy) taking things out fast with a swift first lap. It wasn't until about 500m when Bendet was able to close ground and take the lead herself.

Brooks continued to hold on despite the lactate build up from her blistering early pace. She would fend off Mia Perez (Smithson Valley) 2:11.70 < 2:11.85. Sophomore Addie Micklos (Montgomery Lake Creek) and Oregon State signee Delaney Ulrich (College Station) both added 2:16 runs of their own.


We all knew the boys 800m was going to be a barn burner. This turned out to be the fastest boys 800m in the state of Texas in several years.

Despite having the state leader Cooper Lutkenhaus opting not to run, four boys were able to get personal best 1:50 runs. 

Adin Lathrop (Bridgeland) was able to get the narrow one-thousandths of a second win 1:50.58 < 1:50.59over Christopher Harris (SA Cornerstone Christian). Also getting personal best runs are Todd Worth (Antonian) -1:50.87 and Anthony Zapata (SA Southwest Legacy) - 1:50.94.

Six other boys ran sub 1:53.



In the 100-meter hurdles it was Kaylah Braxton (Frisco Heritage) backing up the back end of her back-to-back  UIL 5A state titles in the event. The Baylor signee went 13.97 for the win. 

Gabrielle Goodgames (Duncanville) was able to keep pace with Braxton as she finished up with a 14.15 run of her own.

It was anything but a surprise to see Yierra Flemings (Cameron Yoe) win the girls 300-meter hurdles. It was far from a technically perfect race, but she still was able to make a sub 43-second run look easy when she crossed the finish line in 42.95.

Lexi Simmonds (Celina) and Lauren Dolberry (Lucas Lovejoy) finished second and third respectively. Simmonds ran 44.19 and Dolberry added a 44.38.


In the 110s, there were six boys who ran the 10-sets of hurdles in wind legal sub 14.20 seconds.

Malik White(SA Northside Taft) was able to bounce back from an off day at Region 4-6A to a 13.60 win. Also under 14.0 was junior Jasiah Rivera (Kingsville King) finishing runner-up in 13.82.

Hunter Vaughn (Pattonville Prairiland) was coming off a good state meet by boing 14.0, junior Andrew Jones (Klein Collins) ran 14.11, TAPPS 5A champ Ewan Curtis (Argyle Liberty Christian) went 14.12, and Bennie Haywood (Humble Atascocita) dropped a 14.13.

In the 300-meter hurdles, six boys ran under 38 seconds.

UIL 6A bronze medalist Jones didn't run near his 36.75 personal best from his Texas Relays win, but he did get the meet win with his 37.10.

Curtis ws runner-up in 37.39 with Darian Abbott third in 37.42.

Girls high jump 1-2-3



The girls high jump field had several state meet qualifiers involved including the UIL 6A state champion Brianna Rivers (Humble Summer Creek).

Rivers was joined by Savannah Byers (Humble Kingwood), and Cali Bryant (Houston Memorial) who all cleared 5-8 and had valiant efforts at the 5-10.75 bar. Brentley Preston (Lubbock Cooper), another state meet qualifier cleared 5-6.

Not many girls in the nation have been able to beat either Sydnee Burr (Cypress Parks) or Samantha Ennin (Plano John Paul II).

Girls triple jump 1-2-3 finishers

The two finished 1-2 in both the long jump and triple jump events. Burr got the better of Ennin by only a quarter of an inch 20-7.25 > 20-7.

In the triple jump, Burr won out again as the two completed a solid 20 feet + 40 feet day each. Burr improved her personal best in the triple jump to become the TX No.7 jumper all-time when she lept 42-9. 

Ennin jumped 40-8.50 for second and Jayana Phillips (Yoakum) also blasted a 40-5 jump.


While Cordial Vann tore it up on the track, he preceded that with an improbable wind legal 25-1.50 (+0.2) personal best jump where he didn't even get on the board.

Four other boys jumped over 23-feet with Jayden McCoy (Fort Bend Travis) going 23-8, Jamitrius Jessie (Cypress Parks) soaring for a 23-2.25, Michael Henderson (Mansfield Timberview) going 23-0.50, and Harrison Lowe (Katy Seven Lakes) netting a 23-0.25 jump.

Not quite getting out to his 50-feet personal best range, Jessie was able to bound 46-9 for the win in the triple jump.

Boys shot put 1-2-3 finishers



News flash, Madeleine Fey is good at throwing stuff.

Only the third girl in Texas ever to be the four-time shot put state champion came out to her first TTFCA MOC. As expected, she won.

Fey won the shot put with a 46-8.50 throw with Jayden Kimble (Humble Atascocita) taking second in 44-7. Not far behind was Janey Campbell (Katy Seven Lakes) who threw 44-4.

In the discus, It was Fey and Kimble again going 1-2 with Fey collecting a 157-6 toss for the win and Kimble close with a 152-5. Bethany Preusse (Thorndale) threw a 141-10 for third place.


Three boys were pushing 190-feet in the discus throw. The implement glided out to 188-8 for  Stanley Tunstall (Hallsville), earning him the win. That was just a little bit further than the 188-0 CJ Williams was able to push it and Evan Martinez' 187-1.

Easton Hatleberg (Grandview) was able to pop a huge 202-7 javelin throw to earn the win. Jordan Bowling continued to grow in the event with his 194-8 toss for second.

Grandview teammates Hatleberg and Martinez were able to shine again in the shot put.

The pair blasted throws over 60-feet with Martinez getting the win in 61-3 and Hatleberg just behind in 60-7. CJ Williams again put in a solid throw of 59-11.25.