Gold Tops State Track Honors for Comal ISD

May 15, 2024 - Smithson Valley High School senior Ella Pickron brought home the 5A State pole vault title to cap off her career as a Ranger on May 3 in Austin, but that’s not the only hardware Comal ISD track and field athletes brought back from state meets.

Pickron, who is heading to Colorado State, cleared 13 feet, 0 inches to win gold and helped the SVHS girls team earn third place in the state. Fellow senior Jazmyn Singh won bronze in the 400-meter race, and the 4x400-meter relay won bronze with Avianna Miller, Mia Perez, Singh and Izabella Sutherland.

In addition, SVHS Coach Bren Jones was named the Girls State and Sectional Track & Field Coach of the Year.

Continuing in 5A competition, Pieper High School junior Caroline Peterson won the silver medal in girls high jump after clearing 5-7. This is her third medal in the event in three years, winning the silver last year, and the gold in 4A competition as a freshman.

In 4A, Canyon Lake High School senior Cadence Patterson won the silver medal in the 3200-meter race with a time of 10:47.65, ending her high school career with her first state medal. She finished fourth in the 1600-meter race.

Comal ISD had 30 athletes qualify for state track and field competitions. They are listed here.


4A Canyon Lake HS – Coach Sami Theurer 

  • Cadence Patterson – Silver medalist in 3200m and 4th in the 1600m
  • Ayren Lightfoot - 4th in the 400m

4A Davenport HS – Coach Brandon Davis 

  • Kendall Fallon- 4x400 Relay, 300 hurdles
  • Macie Fallon - 4x400 Relay
  • Ryan Kovacs- 4x400 Relay
  • Rylee Reisdorph - 4x400 Relay

5A Canyon High School – Head Boys Track Coach Glen Gamez 

  • Maia Aldrich -300-meter hurdles
  • Luke Bell - 300-meter hurdles

5A Pieper High School – Head Girls Track Coach Bo Kilpatrick

  • Taniyah Adams - 4x100 9th & 4x200 6th
  • Gentry Boykin - 4x100 & 4x200
  • Mishaila Briggs - 4x100 & 4x200
  • Ava Kerklin - 4x100
  • Victoria Onyenagada - 4x200
  • Caroline Peterson - Silver medalist high jump & 4x200

5A Smithson Valley High School Girls – Coach Bren Jones – 

  • Team Girls Track & Field 3rd place in State
  • Karis Leyendecker, 4x100 relay
  • Avianna Miller, 4x100 relay; Bronze medalist 4x400 relay
  • Maycee Moody, 4x100 relay
  • Ella Pickron, Gold Medalist, pole vault
  • Mia Perez, Bronze medalist 4x400 relay; 6th place, 800 m
  • Jazmyn Singh, Bronze medalist, 400m; Bronze medalist 4x400 relay; 4x100 relay
  • Payton Todd, Alternate, 4x100 relay
  • Izabella Sutherland, Bronze medalist 4x400 relay
  • Erika Arzu Barrios, Alternate, 4x400 relay
  • Lillian Koenig, Alternate, 4x400 relay

Smithson Valley High School Boys Track 

  • Conor Drott, 4x100 relay
  • Liam Magee, 4x100 relay
  • Jaxson Maynard, discuss
  • Caden Spradling, 4x100 relay
  • Bradley Sowersby, 4x100 relay
  • Gavin Kantorak, alternate, 4x100 relay





Photo Descriptions

-Smithson Valley High School senior Ella Pickron won the 5A state pole vault championship on May 3. Photo courtesy of Davis Kuhn.

-Pieper High School junior Caroline Peterson won the silver medal in the 5A state high jump event.

-Smithson Valley High School senior Jazmyn Singh won the bronze medal in the 5A state 400-meter race.

-Smithson Valley High School girls track team placed third in the 5A UIL state meet.

-Smithson Valley High School girls track coach Bren Jones was named the Girls State and Sectional Track & Field Coach of the Year.


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