Girls Track 4peat

Lady Eagles Take State for the 4th Consecutive Year
Posted on 05/13/2019
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For the fourth consecutive year, the DeSoto Lady Eagles have won the State Track and Field Championship for Division 6A - this time with a record breaking 121 points - the most points any team has ever scored at the Texas State Track meet - leading all contenders by 73 points!

These ladies broke the national record at the regional meet in the 4x100 with a 44.44.  For the state championship, they broke it again with 44.24, also breaking the record for a state championship time.

By the numbers:

4x100 - 1st place AND national record - 44.24

Ja'Era Griffin, Jayla Hollis, Taylor Armstrong, and Rosaline Effiong

100 hurdles

1st place - Jayla Hollis - time 13.40

2nd place - Jalaysi'ya Smith - time 13.42


4th place - Ja'Era Griffin - time 11.65

4x200 - 1st place with a time of 1:36.21

Ja'Era Griffin, Trinity Kirk, Taylor Armstrong, and Mia Abraham


3rd place - Cierra Wash - time  54.90

300m hurdles

1st place -  Taylor Armstrong - time 42.12

9th place - Jalaysi'ya Smith


2nd place -  Rosaline Effiong - time 23.51

3rd place - Jayla Hollis - time 23.52

4x400 - 1st place with a time of 3:39.79

Cierra Wash, Rosaline Effiong, Zariah Jones, and Bryannia Murphy


2nd place - Brianna Washington - 148'3" Personal Best!

Shot put

6th place -  Brianna Washington - 41' Congratulations to Coach June Villers, staff, students and family. This fourth consecutive win makes eight state championships in the past 13 years!