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Sunday, May 13, 2012
DeSoto, Lancaster sweep UIL state track titles

By ESPNDallas.com

DeSoto and Lancaster swept away the competition over the weekend at the UIL state track and field championships in Austin.

DeSoto won both team titles in Class 5A, and Lancaster doubled up on Class 4A team championships.

Plano East's Jennifer Madu was the star of the meet, winning individual gold medals in four events, the 100- and 200-meter dashes, the long jump and the triple jump, single-handedly lifting the Lady Panthers to fourth place in the Class 5A team standings.

North Texas schools had a strong overall showing.

In the Class 4A girls competition, Carrollton Newman Smith (third), Carrollton Creekview (fourth), and Little Elm (fifth) joined Lancaster with top-five finishes.

For Class 4A boys, Lancaster was joined Fort Worth Southwest (second) and Mansfield Summit (fourth) among the top five.

Metroplex girls teams took the top four spots in Class 5A, with Garland (second), Mansfield Timberview (third) and Plano East (fourth) coming in behind DeSoto.

Mansfield Timberview (third) and South Grand Prairie (fourth) joined DeSoto with top-five finishes in the Class 5A boys competition.

Here are the area athletes and relay teams who earned top-three event finishes in Class 4A and 5A:

CLASS 5A BOYS
CLASS 5A GIRLS
CLASS 4A BOYS
CLASS 4A GIRLS