The Cypress Springs High School girls’ track and field squad has been a state powerhouse in Texas for the better part of a decade.
Sophomore Wonders Oguejiofor just wanted to belong.
Oguejiofor earned three gold medals in the high jump, 800-meter run and the mile relay to pace the Cy Springs girls to 71 points and a regional team title for the fifth year in a row at the 2018 Region III-6A track and field championships at Turner Stadium.
“I didn’t think I was going to do this well but I’m really proud of myself and I just wanted to come and do my part,” Oguejiofor said. “We worked hard all season and it’s good to see that all the hard work is paying off. I’m really excited.”
Four contestants vied for the Class 6A Region III high jump crown and Oguejiofor outlasted Quonna Campbell of Fort Bend Travis, Daniella Munoz of Cinco Ranch and Alief Taylor’s Esther Oboye to seize the title at five feet, six inches.
Oguejiofor finished fourth in the 400-meter dash but put that disappointment behind her to win the 800-meter run in a time of two minutes, 12.92 seconds. Katy’s Brooke Lomas (2:13.47) was second and Madison Savoy of Atascocita (2:14.35) placed third.
Then Oguejiofor ran the opening leg of Cy Springs’ (3:41.27) gold medal winning effort in the mile relay that clinched the Class 6A team title. Clear Falls (3:43.35) and Hightower (3:43.57) won the silver and bronze medals in the 6A girls’ 4X400 relay.
Fort Bend Hightower (55) and Alief Elsik (48) finished second and third in the Class 6A girls team standings.