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Spring’s Own Texas Stallions Shine at the Louisiana Governor Games
Spring, TX, June 9, 2010. The Texas Stallions Track Club hit the road this past weekend to participate in the 19th edition of the Louisiana Governor’s Games, sponsored by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports which sponsors the event, aims to expand sports and fitness programs to encourage healthy behavior for Louisiana youth.
The Stallions and forty-five other teams with more than 1,500 youth athletes competed in the youth track and field meet at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Children ages 4 to 18 years came from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas to participate in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) sanctioned event hosted by Crescent City Track Club.
Seven boys and nine girls from the Stallions stable took part in events that were held by age groups: PeeWee (6 & under) Primary (7-8), Sub-Bantam (9), Bantam (10), Sub-Midget (11), Midget (12), Sub-Youth (13), Youth (14), Intermediate (15-16), and Young Men/Women (17-18). For the first time in its 19 year history the Governor Games presented Team Awards to the Boys and Girls teams with the most points. The Stallions Girls Team placed 11th earning 83 points with the throwers leading the way.
Custom medals of Gold, Silver and Bronze were awarded to the top-three finishers in each event by age group and points were awarded for the top eight toward the boys and girls team awards. The top-eight finishers were:
- Alyssa Cummings – 8th Place 200m
- Ahmad Cummings – 6th Place Shot Put
- Connor Franklin – 5th Place Shot Put and 8th Place 800m
- Nzinga Williams – 6th Place Long Jump
- Devauncia Franks – 1st Place 1500m Race Walk and 1st Place Shot Put
- Lavoxkeia Carnes - 2nd Place 200m and 3rd Place 400m
- Morgan Wiltz – 1st Place Shot Put and 2nd Place 1500m Race Walk
- JaDarious White – 3rd Place 100m and 7th Place 200m
- Alyssa Honora – 6th Place 100m
- Brittany Collins – 6th Place 800m and 7th Place 400m
- Kaitlin Kirkwood – 1st Place Discus and 1st Place Shot Put
- Michael Briant – 6th 110 Hurdles
“This was the Stallions first time participating in the event, and I am so pleased with their performance” said Head Coach Paul Durisseau, “and I am so grateful for our throws coaches James Carnes and Brad Franklin who have done a wonderful job with our throwers all of which are first-timers”. The Stallions can be seen next Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the AAU Sanctioned event held by the Sonics Track Club. The meet will be held at Klein Collins Stadium, 20811 Ella Boulevard, Spring, Texas 77388 at 8:30 am.
A youth Track and Field Club, the Texas Stallions are based in Spring Texas with athletes from Spring, Klein, Conroe, Houston, schools districts and the surrounding North Houston area. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Klein Collins High School. Sponsor opportunities still exist and athlete registration for the cross country season will open in July, if you are interested in being a part of the Texas Stallions team please contact our registrar Cynthia Cummings at (832)-415-0568 or email email@example.com. The Stallions season is made possible in part by our sponsors Shell Houston Open, ExploreSpring.com, Morgan Education Consulting, and Frost Bank.
About the Texas Stallions Track Club
The Texas Stallions Track Club, Inc is a non-profit corporation that is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Gulf Association and the USA Track and Field (USATF) Gulf Association youth track programs for boys and girls from ages 4 to 18 years old. Our track club is dedicated to the development of youth track and field athletes in the North Houston area. Our objectives are: to challenge our youth through track and field, and to strive for excellence in every life endeavor; to teach fundamental track and field principles that will equip youth athletes with the skills to compete on a national level; To develop the minds and bodies for future leadership athletic training and discipline; and to develop a spirit of competitiveness that will foster a desire to always strive for excellence. Our website is located at http://www.texasstallions.org.