The points champion for the recent Pasadena ISD Seventh Grade Women’s District Athletics Championship was not from the first-place team.
And he wasn’t from the second-place team, or even the third-best team.
In a rarity, the high point champion came from the fourth-placed club as Park View Intermediate’s Chacoya West held off dozens of competitors to score 28 points during two days of action at Allan Brown Stadium in early Of this month.
The Lady Cowboys comfortably placed in fourth place with 81 points. Thompson Intermediate made a breakthrough in seventh grade as the boys won the district title by 100 points. The Thompson girls scored 116 runs, followed by Miller Intermediate with 99 and Bondy with 97.
West’s efforts never went south as she took first place in the long jump, giving her 10 points, before winning the 100m dash by another 10 points. Then twice Park View took the silver medal in the relay races, giving the team 16 points and four points for each individual runner. West was the anchor in the 4-for-100 relay, clocking home the time of 57.22 seconds.
In the 4 for 200, West was the anchor again, grabbing Park View’s second time of 2:01.13. Thompson won all three relay races for a large chunk of his 116 points. In 4 for 200, the Lions panned Park View with a time of 2:00.50. In the 4 for 100, Thompson again got the win with a time of 56.20 seconds.
West took the 100m dash in 13.46 seconds, defeating Miller’s Tatiana Williams and her 14.12. West made the long jump with a leap of 13 feet 7 inches. Beverly Hills’ Emya Lamb finished second in the long jump at 13-4.
The only other athlete to win two district titles was South Houston Intermediate’s Nariah Sweed, who tallied 21 points. Sweed claimed the 200m and 400m runs.
On the Pasadena Citizen’s first-team all-district roster, three Park View girls grabbed first-team honors. Chloe Barnes and Isaris Rivera each scored 18 points. So out of those three Park View athletes, they were responsible for 64 of the school’s 81 points.
No athlete from Thompson’s camp earned First Team honours, but a whole flock of them can be found in the Second Team.
Following West’s 28 points, Bondy’s Vianca Delao had 24 points and Southmore Intermediate’s Barbera Tijerina had 22. Sweed and Beverly Hills’ Mikayla Rodriguez had 21.
Delao scored his 24 points in four events, getting the most in the 800m dash which he won with a time of 2:54.18. Miller’s Kimberly Tamez was next at 2:54.63. She collected eight more with second place in the triple jump at 25 feet 3 inches. Rivera earned first easily.
FIRST TEAM All DISTRICT
West Chacoya, park 28 view
Vianca Delao, Bondy 24
Barbera Tijerina, Southmore 22
Nariah Sweed, 21 South Houston
Mikayla Rodriguez, Beverly Hills 21
Isaris Rivera, Park View 18
Chloe Barnes, Park View 18
Blake Howard, Miller 18
SECOND TEAM WHOLE DISTRICT
Maleiyah Hoop, Thompson 16
Tatiana Williams, Miller 16
Ava Vega, Bondy 16
Trinitee Hines, Thompson 15
René Philyaw, Thompson 15
Angelina Amaya, Thompson 14
Yosselin Banegas, Thompson 14
Natalie Garza, Miller 14
Greicy Band, San Jacinto 13
Natalie Salinas, Miller 12; Bri’nijah Mathis, Bondy 11; Aja Breaux, Thompson 11; Destiny Sidropoulou, Beverly Hills 11.