Defending state champ Eagle Track and Field raked second place at the TAPPS state championships in Waco.

Shaffer Henderson ‘23 (6-02) captured gold with a personal record in the high jump and Andre Mesa ‘22 (6-0) added the bronze to give St. Thomas sizable early momentum. Day 1 also included discus thrower Charlie Boettcher (130-01) ‘23 and triple jumper James Dickinson (41-10) ‘23 racking 4th-place results.

Strong relay results traditionally fuel the St. Thomas championship effort.  The Day 2 assault included silver in both the 4×400 (3:27.92) with Luke Anigbogu ‘23, Onezieme Mouton ‘23, Jose Romero ‘22, Edward Bocock ‘25 and 4×100 (53.11) with Preston Bowman ‘23, Johann Cardenas ‘23, Aaron Blackman ‘24, and Anigbogu.

The 4×200 relay (1:31.52) of Bowman, Blackman, Emon Malek ‘24, and Trey Robinson ‘22 took fourth.

Two-sport standout Cardenas also took 5th (11.13) in the 100 meters.

These latest results reaffirm the program’s premier standing among the state elite’s programs, led by head coach Nathan Labus who has consistently combined endless perseverance and drive with a steady unwavering influence since joining the St. Thomas faculty and becoming head coach for the 2006 season.

Eagle Fight Never Dies!