The 2022 Texas (UIL) Track and Field State Meet is in progress at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.
The Class 5A State Championships take place all day Friday, with the running events starting at 5 p.m. Here's a closer look at the 5A athletes to watch, along with a link for live results.
Stay with SBLive all day for photos and videos of the big events Friday night.
5A ATHLETES TO WATCH
Grapevine senior Walker St. John — The North Carolina signee, who qualified for state in every distance running event, owns one of the top three qualifying times in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and won a state championship in the 1,600 last year.
Manor senior Che Nwabuko — A decorated sprinter and Pitt football signee, Nwabuko holds the top time (10.44 seconds) among all 5A state qualifiers in the 100-meter dash.
Fort Bend Marshall senior Tairah Johnson — On top of earning first-place finishes in the 100-meter hurdles (13.73) and long jump (19’11.5”), Johnson also helped Fort Bend Marshall’s girls 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay teams advance to state.
McAllen Memorial junior Ayden Granados — Granados makes his first state championships appearance and highlights a collection of the RGV’s top distance runners with the quickest qualifying times in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs.
Lucas Lovejoy sophomore Kailey Littlefield — The Leopards’ standout distance runner punched her ticket back to the 5A state meet and should contend for multiple medals as one of fastest state qualifiers in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs.
Frisco Wakeland junior Hannah Pfiffner — Pfiffner won the 5A girls high jump state championship as a sophomore last year and has taken first place in the event at every meet she has competed in this season.
McKinney North junior Alex Harber — Harber will look to win a pole vault gold medal for the second straight season in her return trip to state and potentially add another medal in the 100-meter hurdles.
Laredo Martin senior Melanie Duron — Duron took home an individual state title in shot put last year as the Gateway City’s lone representative at the UIL state championships, and she holds the top mark among all 5A state qualifiers in the event this year.
Midlothian sophomore Madeline Fey — After transferring and collecting a 5A discus state title at San Antonio Southwest as a freshman last season, Fey will aim for first-place finishes in both throwing events and try to cement a new state meet record in discus by replicating her PR (170’2”) at regionals.