Tag: Discus

TRACK AND FIELD: The Woodlands’ Adrian Piperi III is on top of his game

The Woodlands' Adrian Piperi competes in the Class 6A shot put at the UIL State Track & Field Championships in Austin Friday.
The Woodlands’ Adrian Piperi competes in the Class 6A shot put at the UIL State Track & Field Championships in Austin Friday.

For Adrian Piperi, pretty much everything went according to plan for The Woodlands shot put and discus star at the UIL state track and field meet last month in Austin.

557fae2b3e86d.imagePiperi, the Highlanders’ powerful sophomore, took control during the preliminaries of the shot put competition and left the field in his wake.

Piperi unleashed the 12-pound ball with poise and precision, winning with relative ease at the University of Texas’ Mike Myers Stadium. click here for complete story

Track & Field: The Woodlands’ Piperi breaks two school records

551f44b0ece1a.imageThe Woodlands’ Adrian Piperi broke school records in both the shotput and the discus on the first two days of the Victor Lopez Classic at Rice University.

Piperi threw a 64-00, beating Houston Episcopal’s Jack Neary by nearly nine feet on Thursday, ebating his own record set the week prior at the Texas Relays. Piperi threw a 63-0.75 last week at the Texas Relays in Austin, breaking a school record that stood since 1988s. click here for complete story

Track & Field: Oak Ridge’s Jefferson shines in long jump

The District 14-5A track and field championships began on Tuesday at The Woodlands High School with the field events and the running preliminaries.

5344c00688136.preview-300At the end of the day, though, most everyone was talking about the performance of Oak Ridge’s Trumaine Jefferson in the long jump.

Jefferson, a basketball standout for the War Eagles, got off a jump of 24 feet, 7 1/4 inches on his first attempt. “It was pretty amazing,” Oak Ridge coach Dennis Muehlstein said. “Unofficially, this mark puts Trumaine at No. 4 in the country at the moment.”

5344c0065355f.preview-300 (1)College Park’s Tristen Newman won the shot put with an impressive mark of 63 feet, 7 1/2 inches. The Cavaliers’ Jayvon Jackson was second to The Woodlands’ Adrian Piperi in the discus, finishing with a mark of 143-1. click here for complete story

Track & Field: Splendora’s Bradford, College Park’s Newman stand out at College Park Invitational

College Park senior Tristen Newman easily dismissed all challengers in the shot put after finishing second in the discus.

532e4d7303b2d.preview-300Newman, a Standford signee, finished second in the shot at the state meet last year, only 7½ inches behind La Joya Palmview’s Felipe Valencia. His first five attempts Saturday cleared 60 feet, including his best of 62-3. No other competitor came within 14 feet. “It’s nice, but I really want the competition pushing me to be better,” Newman said. Newman hit 137-5 in the discus. Brenham’s Austin Schlottmann won with a toss of 138-11. Newman was backed by the support of his family and Jayden Holden, his teammate on the Cavaliers’ basketball and football squads. click here for complete story and photo gallery