Brandolyn Walker is accustomed to the role of headliner.

As a junior, Walker was the only individual from Houston Madison High School to qualify for the state track and field meet in Austin (100-meter dash). The experience helped her prepare for the 2017 season.

“I learned that I have to work harder,” Walker said. “Do a better job on my starts so I can finish better than I did last year.”

At the HISD District 24-5A meet at Barnett Stadium two weeks ago, Walker won her open events in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Walker’s winning time in the 100 meters was 12.38 seconds. She took the 200-meter crown in 25.63 seconds.

Waltrip’s Amber Johnson finished runner-up in both races.

“I don’t have the same coach that got me to state last year, but I’m getting there,” Walker said. “It was a good night. I got first place in both of my individual events.”

Walker repeated her performance last week in the Class 5A area meet held at Fort Bend ISD’s Hall Stadium.

She placed first in the 100-meter dash (12.25 seconds) and also won the gold medal in the 200-meter dash (25.42 seconds).

Walker will be Houston Madison’s lone qualifier at the 2017 regional track and field meet.

The Region III-5A meet will be held this weekend (April 28-29) at Turner Stadium in Humble. The top two finishers in each event will qualify for the state meet in Austin (May 12-13).

                        WALKER FILE

                        Birth date – May 1, 1998

                        Birth sign – Taurus

                        Favorite subject – Math

                        Possible college – Southern University

                        How she relaxes – Play basketball or watch television

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