Behind the Records: Texas' All-Time Girl's Marks and Times

December 3, 2019

When you look at the names across the Top 5 in all events in Texas history, you can't help but envision the great athletes sprinting, jumping and/or throwing, bringing back amazing memories of grace and athleticism unparalleled.  

 

At the end of the 2019 season, ten individual girls or relay teams entered Texas' all-time Top 5.  

1. Kenondra Davis - Fort Worth Trimble Tech - #5 in the 100-meter dash - 11.36

2. Rosaline Effiong - DeSoto - #5 in the 200-meter dash - 23.21

3. Bailey Goggans - Marble Falls - #4 in the 800 - 2:06.10i

4. Sasha Longmire - Cedar Ridge - #5 in the 800 - 2:06.54

5. Brynn Brown - Denton Guyer - #1 in the 3200 - 9:54.07 [acceptable 2-Mile conversion]

6. DeSoto - #1 4x100 Relay - 44.24

7. DeSoto - #4 4x800 Relay - 9:14.70 [non-scored event in UIL]

8. Jasmine Moore - Mansfield Lake Ridge - #1 in the Triple Jump - 44-10.00

9. Emily Cole - Klein - #1 in the 2K Steeple - 6:54.63 [non-scored event in Texas]

10. Adoette Vaughan - #2 in the 2K Steeple - 6:58.34 [non-scored event in Texas]

 

Brynn Brown (DentonRC) - Jasmine Moore and Emily Cole (TTFCA) 

 

Even though the 2K Steeple isn't a scored event in Texas, like the javelin, both events are great to watch and are gaining in popularity.  The 4x800 is a scored event in the SPC - Southwest Preparatory Conference. 

 

The DeSoto ladies are now represented in the top 5 of all four relays, including a National Record 4x100 set at the 2019 UIL State Championships.  Their 44.24 time flies past Dallas Skyline at #2 (44.60.)  DeSoto ranks #3 in the 4x200 (1:34.87; 2017), #1 in the 4x400 (3:37.85; 2017), and #4 in the 4x800 at 9:14.70 (2019.)

 

TTFCA 

 

While DeSoto performed brilliantly in the relays (on its way to a dominant state title), four Texas #1 times and/or marks were set in 2019.

1. DeSoto's 4x100 - National Record 44.24

2. Brynn Brown's converted 3200 - 9:54.07

3. Jasmine Moore's Triple Jump at the 2019 UIL State Championships - 44-10.00

4. Emily Cole's 6:54.63 2K Steeple

 

DYK that two of the times/marks are National Records?

1. DeSoto's 4x100 - 44.24

2. Shelbi Vaughan's (Mansfield Legacy) 198-09 discus from 2012

 

 TTFCA

 

DYK that the oldest #1 time/mark belongs to 5-time Olympian Amy Acuff from Corpus Christi Calallen HS?  Her 6-04.00 high jump mark from 1993 is still the standard in Texas, yet it's not the oldest mark in the Top 5.  That belongs to Meledy Smith of Houston Sterling - 21-01.25 in the long jump, set in 1982.

 

 

To be represented in the Top 5 in Texas history is an amazing feat, but did you know that several girls are represented twice? 

1. Tiffany Townsend (Killeen) - #2 100 meters: 11.21 and #1 200 meters: 22.84

2. Julia Heymach (Houston Lamar) - #3 800: 2:05.64 and #2 1600: 4:40.97

3. Chelsey Sveinsson (Greenhill) - #1 1600: 4:38.61 (converted 1 Mile) and #3 3200: 10:01.34 (converted 2 Mile)

4. Kynnedy Flannel (Alvin) - #4 200 meters: 23.18 and #2 long jump: 21-02.75

5. Ychlindria Spears (Luling) - #3 long jump: 21-01.50 and #2 triple jump: 44-02.25

 

**FAT/Wind-legal where applicable

**Acceptable conversions where applicable

**Times/marks from TXMileSplit, Texas Track and Track & Field News

 

To see the complete records, go to the TTFCA Records Page 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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