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Denson runs away with sprints at 13-5A meet

Greenville’s Varsity Track and Field Teams traveled to Royse City ISD Stadium on March 30-31 to compete in the District 13-5A track and field championships.Miles Denson The top four finishers in each final event qualified for the District 13 and 14 Area Track and Field Championship Meet in Joshua on Thursday, April 15.


Miles Denson claimed the district title in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes with posted times of 10.57 and 21.77, respectively. Shawn Brown also qualified for the finals of the 200-meter dash after posting a preliminary time of 22.50. He would go on to finish third behind Denson and John Rutledge of Dallas Highland Park after running a 22.17. 


The Lions 4x100 meter relay team of Brandon Stephens, Brown, Micah Simpson, and Crishon Guster would qualify for the Area Championship after finishing fourth behind West Mesquite, North Forney, and Dallas Highland Park with a time of 43.46.


The men’s 4x200 meter relay team of Guster, Stephens, Brown and Denson ran a blistering 1:28.82 en route to a district title.


The Lady Lion’s 4x200 meter relay team of Andrea Angel, Matiya Simpson, Myriah Barrett, and Deonna Jackson narrowly missed qualifying for the Area Meet after finishing fifth overall.


During the first day of competition, Alyssa Cortez competed in the shot put where she finished third behind Ardreunna Davis of Mesquite Poteet and Deserae Charles of Forney. Cortez’s mark of 32-04.75 was more than two feet better than the fourth place finisher and final qualifier in the event.


“With everything that went on during the season, from bad weather forcing us to reschedule and cancel meets to the restrictions placed on programs across the state due to the pandemic, we’re very fortunate to even have the opportunity to be competing in a district meet,” said Greenville Head Track Coach Alex Contreras. “I’m really proud of all of our kids for the way they represented our school and community over the last two days. We found ourselves in an extremely competitive district and still found a way to have several qualify for the area meet in two weeks.”


The Lion and Lady Lion qualifiers will travel to Owl Stadium in Joshua to participate in the Area Track and Field Meet on Thursday, April 15, 2021.


District 13-5A Track and Field Championships

Royse City ISD Stadium

March 30-31, 2021

Final ResultsGHS Boys 4x100 Relay


Girls 4x100 Meter Relay

  1. Greenville – 52.31

            Andrea Angel, Matiya Simpson, Myriah Barrett, Deonna Jackson


Boys 4x100 Meter Relay 

  1. Greenville – 43.46

            Brandon Stephens, Shawn Brown, Micah Simpson, Crishon Guster


Girls 100 Meter Dash

  1. Matiya Simpson – 13.99


Boys 100 Meter Dash 

  1. Miles Denson – 10.57
  2. Brandon Stephens – 11.19*
  3. Crishon Guster – 11.39GHS Boys 4x200 Relay


Girls 4x200 Meter Relay

  1. Greenville – 1:51.82

            Andrea Angel, Matiya Simpson, Myriah Barrett, Deonna Jackson


Boys 4x200 Meter Relay 

  1. Greenville – 1:28.82

            Crishon Guster, Brandon Stephens, Shawn Brown, Miles Denson


Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

  1. Myriah Barrett – 55.44


Girls 200 Meter Dash

  1. Deonna Jackson – 27.10
  2. Andrea Angel – 28.33


Boys 200 Meter Dash Shawn Brown 200m

  1. Miles Denson – 21.77
  2. Shawn Brown – 22.17
  3. Kenton Anderson – 23.95


Girls Discus Throw

  1. Brooke Hutchings – 76-11
  2. Shayla Heath – 64-01


Boys Discus Throw

  1. Alex Rodriguez – 90-03


Boys Long Jump

  1. Micah Simpson – 19-10
  2. Jaquez Davis – 18-06
  3. Kenton Anderson – 18-05.50

Girls Shot Put Alyssa Cortez Shot Put

  1. Alyssa Cortez – 32-04.75
  2. Tamia Sanders – 27-11.25
  3. Keiaybrya Whetstone – 23-04.25


Boys Shot Put 

  1. Alex Rodriguez – 32-08.75
  2. Giancarlos Belteton – 32-07.75
  3. Daniel Bueno – 31-07


Boys Triple Jump

  1. Jaquez Davis – 39-09.50
  2. Micah Simpson – 39-00.50


Boys Team Rankings

  1. West Mesquite 121
  2. Dallas Highland Park 112.50
  3. Crandall 87
  4. Royse City 78
  5. Mesquite Poteet 75.50
  6. North Forney 71
  7. Greenville 56
  8. Forney 19


Girls Team Rankings

  1. Dallas Highland Park 244
  2. Crandall 104
  3. Royse City 77
  4. Mesquite Poteet 57
  5. North Forney 46
  6. West Mesquite 42
  7. Forney 40
  8. Greenville 10