Redhawks etch their spot in Frisco ISD sports history

Track team wins 5A state championship, first boys’ track team to do so

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TJ Krilowicz , WTV Sports Producer

For the first time in Frisco ISD history, a boy’ track and field team in the district won state and it was the Redhawks to break the barrier in a dramatic finish down in Austin.

It started off Friday morning with junior Evan Stewart becoming the 5A UIL long jump champion when he placed first in that event. 

After that was the triple jump where Stewart placed second.

“I think it just speaks a lot about my athleticism in general,” Stewart said. “I just wanted to go out and showcase that I can be that athlete that does anything so I am just glad I was able to prove myself.”

I was like OK he’s here, and I’m like I’ve got to get going, so I just kicked it in a little bit,”

— junior Evan Stewart

After the 4×200 relay team finished 2nd, the team was in third place entering the final event of the night: the 4×400 relay.

But to win state, the boys had to win this final event, and they did by .10, with Stewart edging out Manvel’s Adam Mason.

In their own words, here’s how the race went for the Redhawks. 

“My mindset as first leg is to try to get a lead and not get caught,” junior Chris Johnson said. “To give us something to work with.”

“I was just trying to close the gap,” junior Cameron Wooley said. “I was trying to give Bryson the lead, just trying to finish the race.”

“I was actually pretty nervous because we had three or four different teams ahead of us,”   senior Bryson Wyatt said. “I just knew I could take off as hard as I could and try to get us to first place and let Evan finish it off.”

“The dude that was running with me, he was like 6’4”,” Stewart said. “So I’m just looking down at the ground and I can see his shadow and our shadows combined, and I was just looking down, and I was like OK he’s here, and I’m like I’ve got to get going, so I just kicked it in a little bit.”