Texas School for the Deaf Athletics


Today was a RECORD SETTING DAY with Freshman, ANABELLE WEAVER, leading most of the race after overtaking the runners in front of her mid-way through the 5K race, finishing with a 1st place medal in a NEW TSD RECORD GIRLS 5K TIME of 22:11, shattering the previous record by nearly a minute. She is also the unofficial front runner among all girls from deaf schools in the US and is also the first TSD CC Female Runner to finish 1st at a CC Meet. She outran 194 other runners!!! JAIDA SCOTT improved on her time from last week with a 25:24 5K. She even stopped to assist another runner who had fallen beside her. Coach Bannon told her that her deed was more honorable than any results time. Way to go! JORDAN LEACH (27:10) achieved a new PR 5K time in just one week, holding out until the finish line without stopping when she “ran out of air.” Way to go crossing the finish line in full force!!! KACIE SMITH bettered her 5K time by 3 minutes from 2015 with a time of 32:18. Way to run it all the way through from start to finish!!! KAILIN CAMPBELL (41:52) also improved on her 5K time at the same race from 2016. She had been in “running pain” but persevered nevertheless and said she wanted to run the 5K again!!! JOE CARDENAS ran his first CC race after overcoming a hairline fracture in his foot, which didn’t bother him today as he ran a 19:59 5K. A great starter race for him!!! BRODY VUKMONICH (24:54) and TARIQUE SYLVESTER (28:52) ran a respectable race achieveing close to their seasonal PR times. It was great to have AUSTIN ADAMSON (33:28) back on the CC team as he ran nearly 5 minutes better than he did at the same race in 2016. PABLO CASTRO and HEYDON DAVIS raced for the first time, each going as far as they could. They gave it their best and are determined to go father in their next race!!!