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FWISD Recognizes UIL Athletic Competition State Medalists

For the first time in history, Fort Worth ISD students competed in all four running sessions at the UIL Track and Field State Meet last month in Austin. On June 26, the Board of Education honored those competitors as well as other student athletes who recently achieved athletic distinction at the state level.

Track, tennis and softball stars showed off their medals and proudly stood to applause at the Tuesday Board meeting.

The UIL Track and Field State Meet was held May 11-12 in Austin. Fort Worth ISD students competed in all four running events for the first time in its history.

In the 4A Division, Freshman Danika Washington from Benbrook Middle-High School earned the school’s first state gold medal in the Girls 400m Dash with a time in of 57.08.

In the 5A division, juniors Gabriel Woodard and Isom Williams, and seniors Paul Brawner and Keishawn Everly of Trimble Tech won the bronze medal for the 400m Relay with a time of 40.74. This was the second year in a row for this quartet to compete in the state meet in the 400m Relay.

Trimble Tech’s Keishawn also took gold in the 100m Dash and the 200m Dash.

Participating in her first UIL Track and Field State Meet was Trimble Tech freshman Kenondra Davis. After running an outstanding anchor leg on the 400m Relay, Kenondra won the 100m Dash in 11.43 and then followed up by completing the 200m Dash with a time of 23.40.

Paschal High School juniors, Shauna Galvin and Emily Buell took home the bronze medal in 6A girls-doubles at the UIL Tennis State Tournament at Texas A&M.

Lady Jacket Softball Team
The Arlington Heights Lady Jackets became only the second Fort Worth ISD softball team to participate in the UIL Softball State Tournament. On their way to the state tournament, Arlington Heights defeated the #1 team, Canyon, and concluded their outstanding season with a 37-4 final record.

Emily Andress, sophomore
Ashleigh Sgambelluri, senior
Diana Hernandez, junior
Savannah Volmert, sophomore
Jourdan Jacobs, freshman
Jalee McDonald, sophomore
Bailey Rowden, sophomore
Victoria Montes, sophomore
Maggie Robertson, freshman
Stephanie Chico, sophomore
Melinda Martinez, senior
Alyssa Martinez, senior
Alexee Howard, junior
Alejandra Arellano, sophomore

Melinda Martinez, Jalee McDonald, and Ashleigh Sgambelluri were recently named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State team.