(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) For many highschool Monitor & Area athletes in Texas, the UIL Championships are the head and the ultimate time that senior teammates can have an opportunity to compete alongside one another.
For 5 members of the Cedar Hill Excessive Faculty Boys Monitor & Area Crew, they may have another alternative earlier than they go their separate methods to completely different universities.
“That is the ultimate stage after the ultimate stage,” Cedar Hill senior DaCorey Ware stated.
On Thursday afternoon, Pastor Chris Wesley of the Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church introduced $7,500 in order that Ware, seniors Diallo Good, Kaleb Inexperienced and Brian Rainey and junior Robert Richardson and their coaches might journey to compete within the Nationwide Excessive Faculty Monitor & Area Championships on July 1-2 in Eugene, Oregon.
“It’s only a blessing,” Cedar Hill head boys monitor & subject coach Kevin Benjamin stated. “This helps the children and oldsters an infinite quantity.”
The Cedar Hill Boys 4×100 and 4×200 Relay Groups every gained the gold medal final month on the UIL Class 6A Championships in Austin, main the Longhorns to a second place end at State – their greatest end in 14 years.
Their efficiency led to an invite to the Nationwide Championships in July, however because it’s not a school-sponsored occasion, the scholar athletes must pay their very own approach to Oregon.
Competing at Collegiate Degree
Including to Thursday’s festivities, three of the 5 scholar-athletes signed with their respective universities – Ware (Illinois), Good (North Carolina A&T) and Inexperienced (Texas State).
“These are nicely deserving younger males,” Benjamin stated. “Their universities are blessed to have them. They may signify Cedar Hill and the group very well. We’re right here to help them in any approach we will.”
Rainey, the 2020-2021 Cedar Hill Boys Scholar Athlete of the 12 months, had beforehand signed to play soccer at Trinity College in San Antonio. He has since introduced that he may even run monitor there.
Richardson will start his senior 12 months in August, competing in soccer and monitor & subject for Cedar Hill.
After they signed with their universities, the scholar athletes and coaches had been introduced with a brick – with their title on it – to represent their legacy as a Longhorn who gained a state championship.