Peveto, Helm, Weatherly, Baker stack up well with State track competitors

Published 8:49 am Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Four Orange County track & field athletes will look to bring home medals this week at the University Interscholastic League’s State Track & Field Championships at the University of Texas in Austin Friday and Saturday.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville junior Eli Peveto will look to shine in both the 3,200 meters and the 1,600 meters while Bear teammate senior Christian Weatherly will compete in the triple jump. Bridge City’s Max Baker will compete in the long jump.

Orangefield sophomore Maddison Helm will look to continue to shine as she will compete in the 3,200 meters.

LC-M’s Peveto will compete in the 3,200 meters Friday at 10:20 a.m. and in the 1,600 meters at 2:55 p.m. Saturday.

Weatherly will participate in the triple jump at noon on Saturday. Helm will run the 3,200 meters Friday at 10 a.m. Baker will long jump at 4 p.m. Friday.

Peveto ran a 9:47.66 in the 3,200 meters and a personal best time of 4:26.26 to capture both events at regionals.

Helm, meanwhile, ran a personal-best time of 11:41.53 at regionals to nab first-place while Weatherly won the tripe jump with a leap of 45-6.

Baker also shined at regionals, missing first-place by a half and inch as he soared to a personal best leap of 23 feet.

Peveto ranks third in the 3,200 meters with the regional times. San Elizario’s Edwin Gomez had the top regional time with a 9:43.38 and Melissa’s Judson Greer has ran a 9:47.00. However, Peveto’s personal best time of the season has been 9:35.53.

Peveto also ranks third going into the 1,600 meters. Kaufman’s Christian Rivera ran a 4:23.66 at regionals and Melissa’s Greer ran a 4:25.17.

Helm goes into the 3,200 meters with the seventh best regional time in the event.

La Feria’s Dariana Vasquez has the best time going in with a 11:29.29.

Weatherly ranks fourth heading into the triple jump. Sealy’s Tyrek McNeese had the best regional jump, going 47-9 1/2 while Texarkana Liberty-Eylau’s Decorian Phillips went 47-8

Baker ranks sixth amongst a tight field in the long jump.

Bullard’s Will McCowin has the best jump of 24-3 ½ going in. Seven jumpers in the field went 23 feet or just a little above at regionals.

Here are the schedule times for all Southeast Texans running at the State Meet:


8 a.m. Girls 3A Long jump: Jalynn Guillory, East Chambers & Brianna Arline, Kountze

8 a.m. Boys 5A High jump: Preston Riggs, PN-G

10 a.m. Girls 4A 3,200 meters: Maddison Helm, Orangefield

10 a.m. Girls 5A Long jump: Jacie Droddy, PN-G

10 a.m. Girls 3A High jump: Kelli Silcox, East Chambers


4 p.m. Boys 4A Long jump: Max Baker, Bridge City

5:10 p.m. Boys 5A 400-meter relay: Port Arthur Memorial

6:25 p.m. Girls 5A 800-meter relay: Port Arthur Memorial

6:35 p.m. Boys 5A 800-meter relay: Port Arthur Memorial

7:35 p.m. Boys 5A 200-meter dash: Ireon Brown, PA Memorial


Noon Boys 4A Triple jump: Christian Weatherly, LC-M; 1A 400-meter relay, High Island

12:45 p.m. Girls 4A 100-meter hurdles: Wreagan Taylor, Hardin-Jefferson

12:55 p.m. Boys 4A 110-meter hurdles: Darshon Turk, Silsbee

1:15 p.m. Boys 4A 100-meter dash: Kalon Barnes, Silsbee; 1A Nate Jackson, High Island

1:35 p.m. Boys 1A 800-meter relay: High Island

2:25 p.m. Girls 4A 200-meter dash: Wreagan Taylor, Hardin-Jefferson

2:35 p.m. Boys 4A 200-meter dash: Kalon Barnes, Silsbee

2:55 p.m. Boys 4A 1600-meter run: Eli Peveto, Silsbee

5:45 p.m. Girls 2A 100-meter hurdles: Holli Shannon, Deweyville