1993-1994 New Coach Richard Burks only had one event winner at his first district meet. Joey Free was district champion, regional runner-up and placed 6th at the state meet with a distance of 163’02”. That same season Girls Coach Tracy Blankenship won all three relays with a quartet of Crystal Toole, Sheila Griffith, Wendy Wilburn, and Joanna Brinkoetter. They went on to win the regional meet in the 800 relay and a silver medal at the state meet.
1994-1995 Wendy Wilburn won gold at District, Silver at Regionals�to get to�the state meet this year,�and finished sixth in Austin.
1996-1997 Kyle Spencer won the discus and Casey Eastman revived the dominance that White Oak has had in the vault with a district championship.
1997-1998 Senior Adam Spenser won the 300 hurdles in a time of 39.9.
2000-2001 The White Oak track program had new life in 2001. They had 3�individual event champions Phillip Recio in the discus, Tyson Scott in the pole vault and Adam Bodovsky in the high jump. White Oak won the only 2 invitational meets since before 1994, and finished as the district runner-up in district.
2001-2002 DISTRICT CO-CHAMPIONS�Tim Bell won the pole vault, Adam Bodovsky won gold in the high jump and broke the school record in the event with a jump of 6’08 1/4 “.Matt Lemma was the first place finisher in the 800 at district. The Roughnecks�won a Co District Championship with Lindale who dropped down from AAAA.
2002-2003�DISTRICT CHAMPIONS�Tim Bell, on pole vault,�won first with a 14’06” vault. Discus thrower Tyler Simmons took first with a 151’08” throw. High jumper Scott Copeland became district champiom�. Tim Bell, recieved another first place title in the 110 hurdles. Matt Lemma took� home a gold medal for the 800 meter run. Other regional Qualifiers were Matt Baker on pole vault, Jamie Salter, David Henry, Clay Copeland, and Corey Cowart in the 800 relay. Jerod Haygood, Tim Bell, Eric Scott and De Coleman qualified for regionals in the 1600 relay. Matt Lemma, and De Coleman in the 800, Jerod Haygood and Tim Bell in the 110 hurdles, And lastly, Tim Bell again in the 300 hurdles and later qualified for state in pole vault. He advanced to the regional level in five different events.
2003-2004 Matt Pitts won first place in pole vault at the district meet. Allen Bodovsky on high jump, and Tyler Simmons in Discus also became District Champions. Regional Qualifiers for the�season were Matt pitts on pole vault, Allen Bodovsky for high jump, De Coleman in the 800 and the 400 meter runs, Ross Kilpatrick on high jump, Trent Cunningham in the 300 hurdles, and�Tyler Simmons in discus. Our Ladynecks had a few idividual district champions also, as Coach Richard Burks took the helm for both the boys and girls programs. Erin Wait won the 300 hurdles and went on to the state meet with a second place finish at regionals. Natalie Jones was district champion in the pole vault. This was the first year that pole vault was an official event for girls. Bre Brittan was an individual champion in the high jump. the 1600 meter relay team of Wait, Jamie Gates, Marcy Roe, and Angelica Howard won gold at district. The Ladys finished second at the district meet and won 2 invitationals that season.
2004-2005 Pole vaulter Jared Tuel was the lone gold medalist for the boys team at the district meet. At the regional meet 2 more Roughnecks qualified to advance to state with Tuel. De Coleman in the 800 and discus thrower Tyler Simmons. Coleman is one of the few in school history to run sub 2:00 in the 800. The Roughnecks won 4 invitational meets in this season and for the first time in many years placed in the top 10 teams in the region at 9th. The Ladynecks were led by Catherine Loden a freshman standout. She won gold in both distance races at district. Loden later finished runner-up at regionals and qualified for state in both events. The ladyneck team won 1 invitational meet in 05.
2005-2006 Sr. Jared Tuel had a dominating year in the vault. Tuel Finished first in all but one meet. He set meet records at Tommy Atkins Relays, and White Oak’s Meet of Champions. Tuel also set the school record in the event at the Tatum meet clearing 15’09”. All this was done on the way to being District, Regional and State Champion in the event. Sprinter Chris Moody also had a great year being District and Regional Champion in the 400. Moody won Bronze at state. Moody was also the winner in the 100 at district. Sr. Seth Alston was first in the 1600, Kurt lindsey in the 3200 and Seth Cunningham in the 800. The team was runner-up at district and moved into 4th at the regional meet. Sophomore Catherine Loden was one of the best known athletes in East Texas in 06. Catherine won every meet she was in other than the Texas Relays and the Jesuit Invitational. She ran away with the District, and Regional meets, and set the AAA state record in the 1600 with a time of 4:58.57. Catherine also advanced to state in the 3200 winning until the state meet were she finished 3rd.�Natalie Craven�was first at district in the pole vault and the 300 meter hurdles. The Ladynecks won 2 invitationals and finished 9th as a team at regionals.
2006-2007 1600 meter runner Seth Alston, 3200 meter runner Kurt Lindsey, and 300 meter hurdler Corey Coffey were district champions in there events. Althogh 14 boys qualified for the regional meet none made it to the state meet. Natalie Craven won district in the pole vault and set a school record clearing 11’06” at the regional meet and placing 5th at state. Catherine Loden was first again in the 3200 and 1600 but had to end her season due to injury. Adrian Stephens was first in the 100, Craven won the 300 hurdles again and Kristen Secord won the triple jump. The Ladynecks won 3 invitationals and were runner-up at district.
2007-2008 Senior Catherine Loden was first in the 1600 and 3200. Junior Natalie Craven was first in the pole vault while�sophomores Sydney Hamm and Adrian Stephens won 800 and 100. Craven actually qualified for regionals in 5 events, this had never been done by a Ladyneck trackster. (pole vault, long jump, 200, 4×200, 4×400) Loden was the only girls to win at regionals and advance to state but this was a very successful year for the girls team. They finished second at district and had 22 entries at the regional meet. Roughnecks Corey Coffey and Spencer Lynn were event champions. Coffey in the 300 hurdles and Lynn in both distance races. Lynn went on to the state meet in the 3200.
2008-2009 DISTRICT CHAMPION GIRLS / DISTRICT CHAMPION BOYS For the first time in school history the boys and girls teams won the District Team titles in the same year. This marked the�2nd title for the girls team at all. The girls won 8 of the 17 events. Senoir Natalie Craven won the pole vault, and was on the 400 relay and 800 relay. Adrian Stephens qualified in 4 events winning the long jump and 100 and both relays. Sydney Hamm won the 1600 and advanced on the 1600 relay team and in the 800 for her 4 events. Paige Mailey won the 3200, and Rachel Carson won the discus. Craven and Hamm went to Austin in the pole vault and the 1600. 26 entries at the regional meet with 13 different girls. This was the most successful season ever for the Lady’s. They won 2 invitational, district by more than 100 points, and Runner-up at Regionals. The boys team also had a good season winning the schools�30th District Title. Spenser Lynn continued his dominance in the 3200 and 1600, while Houston Spakes leaped to a gold medal performance of 6’07” in the high jump. Lynn advanced to state after winning regionals in both events and brought home 2 silver medals. In the 3200 Lynn set a new school record and a new personal record in the 1600 so it was a great weekend. The team also won 2 invitational meets and was the number 5 team in the region. NOTE* Senior Trevor Coppedge returned from a broken neck in a summer accident to qualify for regionals in both hurdle races.
2009-2010 DISTRICT CHAMPION GIRLS, BOYS 4TH, First back to back titles in school history for the girls, scoring 206 points. Senior Adrian Stephens led the team by qualifying for regionals in 4 events, 100, long jump, 400 relay, and 800 relay, Senior Sydney Hamm won the 800, 1600, and qualified for regionals in the 1600 relay. Kristen Nall on the 400 relay. Thrower Rachel Carson was District Champion in the discus. Sophomore Abbey Bybel qualified for regionals in 4 events. Triple Jump, High Jump (district champ), 400, 1600 relay. Avery Christensen district champion in the Triple Jump (school record 36’00”), 200, and qualified in the 400 relay and 800 relay. Junior, Jessica McNew was District Champion in the Pole Vault at 10’00”.� Hannah Childress advanced in the 400 relay and 800 relay. Freshmen Whitney Simmons was runner up and advanced in the discus. Paige Maly advanced in both distance races. Kara Kienzle advanced in both the 400 and 800 relays. Hailee Washburn was district champion in the 400, and advanced in the 1600 relay.Tara Wait was the number 1, 300 hurdler in the district. On the boys side we did well in the field events going 1,2,3 in the pole vault. Josh Spedowski, Zack Stolle, Josh Presson. Ben Adams won the shot and was third in the discus. Sophomore Matt Terrell went 6’02” in the high jump to advance. Jake Moyers set a new school record in the Triple Jump at 42’02.25″ qualifing for regionals. Freshmen Austin Jordan ran sub 5 minutes and qualified to advance in the 1600. The strong tradition of the White Oak vaulters was obvious at this meet. On the boys side we went into the meet with 3 of the top 5 performances. And McNew was the number 1 seed coming into the meet.
At the Regional meet the boys finished 12th overall. The boy pole vaulters placed 3rd,4th, 5th with Spedowski being the alternate for the state meet. Ben Adams was sitting in the 2nd position to advance to the state meet in the discus until the last 2 throws of the meet he was bumped out to 4th place. On the girls side of things it was a bit more exciting. They totlaed 46 points and finished 4th at the Regional meet in Whitehouse. Abbey Bybel was 4th in the high jump as a sophomore. Junior Hailee Washburn placed 6th in the 400. Junior Jessica McNew narrowly missed a trip to Austin with a 3rd place finish in the vault. Sr. Adrian Stephens placed 6th in the 100 and qualified for the state meet in the long jump as regional champion. Sophomore Avery Christensen was the 1st place finisher in the triple jump. And Sydney Hamm beat the field by 100 meters in the 1600 to be the regional meet champion and advance to Austin.
Sydney Hamm, Sr. ended her 2 year stretch to Austin with a 6th place finish in the 1600. Sr. Adrian Stephens placed 6th in the long jump and graduates as the school record holder. Jr. Avery Christensen finished 6th with a chance to return in 2011.
2010 – 2011 Girls District Runner-Up
Jessica McNew led the team by scoring 24 points in the District Meet. She finished first in the Pole Vault, second in the 800 and third in the 1600. Jessica went on to finish second in the pole vault at Regionals and competed at the State Meet. Freshmen Madison Pecot was another multiple event qualifier that also advanced in the vault to Regionals. Whitney Simmons was a Regional finalist in the Discus and was accompanied by thrower Kristen Koonce who broke the school record in the shot at 33’03”. Abby Bybel, Avery Christensen, Madison Pecot, Dorothy Swanson ran the 4×200 at regionals. Pecot’s third event was the 300 meter hurdles. Paige Maly advanced in the 3200. Desiree Vining was a finalist in the 800 at regionals with a 2:28. Sr Hailee Washburn finished off a strong career in the 400 in Whitehouse. Avery Christensen’s last event was the 200. The girls scored 140 pts. @dist.
Seniors Jake Moyers and Ben Adams led the team to the Regional meet Adams throwing the Discus and Moyersi n the 800 and one of the top triple jumpers in the region at 44’09”. Darion Barr and Skylar Sutton, both sophomores were 2 event qualifiers. Freshmen Riley Lakin advanced in the vault. Junior Josh Presson Advanced to state in the Pole Vault. the boys scored 98 pts. @ dist.
2012 BOYS – Junior Darion Barr was District Champion in the 110 meter hurdles. He was joined at the Regional meet by Junior Levi Yancy who jumped a career best 43’00” even at Regionals. Sophomore Riley Lakin advanced for the second year in a row. Lakin tied his PR at 13’00” to finish the season on a good note also with a 6th place finish.
2012 GIRLS – Third place finish at District. Senior Abbey Bybel was District Champion in the High Jump. And a member of the 4×400 meter Relay team that went to the Regional Meet. Senior Paige Maly advanced after winning the 3200 and finishing second in the 1600 behind Ladyneck Freshman Nour Hussein who was District Champion. Freshman Morgan Hill was runner-up in the 3200 meter. Junior Dorothy Swanson was a 2 event Qualifier in the 300 meter hurdles and the 4×400 meter Relay. Kadrienne Sanders advanced in the 200, 400, and 4×400. Sophomore Madison Pecot was at the Regional meet for the second consecutive year, in the pole vault this year as the District Champion. She was also a member of the 4×400 relay team. Freshman Taylor Tramel was a high jump qualifier and alternate on the 4×400. Allison Braley advanced in the 300 meter hurdles.
2013 BOYS – There was an extra qualifying phase added to the sport by the UIL. The 2013 District meet was followed by an Area Meet. The top 4 qualifiers per event advanced to the next level. then the top 4 from the Area meet would the advance to the Regional meet. The Roughneck Boys team finished in 4th place as a team. But still had several individuals with very successful seasons. Sophomore Andrew Thornton was District Champion in the High Jump clearing 6’02”. The only other event champion was Jason Heim in the Shot Put. Heim threw the shot 50’01” this season. Sr. Darion Barr advanced in the 110H with a new personal best of the season being run at the Regional meet at 14.9. Another Sr. Levi Yanci went to both levels in the Triple Jump coming within 2 inches of the school record at 44’09”. Others to advance to the area meet were Freshman Michael Maly in the 3200 and 1600. Brian Green in the 300H. 4 sport letterman Josh Benson went to both meets in the 800 and ran a personal best of 2:05 at the Regional meet. The 4×100, and 4×200 Relay teams of Dylan Gale, Cass Carr, Riley Lakin, Gabe Michael, Jansen McCurdy competed at the Area Meet. Dyaln Gale advanced to Area and Regional in the Pole Vault but broke his wrist before the Regional meet and did not get to compete. Two individuals Advanced all the way to the STATE MEET Jason Heim in the shot finishing 8th. Riley Lakin finished 2nd in the Pole Vault at 14’09” behind Daven Murphree who was the number on High School vaulter in the nation this year.
2013 GIRLS – Area Qualifiers, 4×100, 4×200 Relay teams Abby Wayt, Brittney Schroeder, Samantha Hughes, Hailee Mabry, and Sr. Allison Braley. Advancing beyond that meet to Regionals were, Nour Hussein in the 1600 and 3200, Samantha Hughes in the Pole Vault, Cayman Sutton in the 800, and Dorothy Swanson in the 100h she broke the school record in the prelims and in the finals broke the record again running 15.6. Taylor Tramel competed in the High jump at this meet and SR. Desiree Vining ran the 800. What followed may be the most successful year in school history for the girls program. The 4×400 Relay team, a Discus Thrower and a Pole Vaulter all advanced to the STATE MEET. THE 4X400 relay team was FR. Cayman Sutton, SO. Kadrienne Sanders, JR Madison Pecot, SR Dorothy Swanson. The Discus Thrower was Whitney Simmons who will throw at UT Tyler next season. THE POLE VAULTER WAS MADISON PECOT WHO CLEARED 12’00” BROKE THE SCHOOL RECORD AND WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN HER EVENT THIS YEAR.
2014 GIRLS – Runner-Up at the District Meet, Area Qualifiers 4×200 Relay Team Destinee Aaron, Abby Wayt, Avery Moore, Kayla McCoy. 4×400 Relay Team Kadrienne Sanders, Cayman Sutton, Kayla McCoy, Samantha Hughes. 100MHurdles,300MHurdles, Pole Vault Samantha Hughes. 400M, 200M Kadrienne Sanders. 800 M Cayman Sutton. Taylor Tramel Advanced in the High Jump.Abby Wayt also advanced in the Pole Vault. The Ladynecks finished 1,2,3 in that event with Madison Pecot taking the gold.Nour Hussein competed in both the 3200 and the 1600. The Ladynecks finished in the top 5 at the Area Meet. The following girls competed at Regionals. Abby Wayt, Madison Pecots in the Pole Vault and Pecot won Gold. Pecot had also broken the school record a couple of times this season and that record stands at 13’00” through the Regional meet. Samantha Hughes Competed in 2 events and finished 3rd in the vault clearing the same height as the second place finisher. Samantha had to stay home with only 1 miss until 10’06”. Cayman Sutton also finished 3rd in her race, the 800 meter dash. Kadrienne Sanders broke the school record in the 400 meter dash Friday and Saturday leaving the record at 58.47 after that meet. She had broken the record earlier at the area meet also. The State Meet was attended by Pecot and Sanders for their second straight year. Sanders finished 5th in the 400 meter, and Pecot set the 2A STATE RECORD IN THE POLE VAULT AT 12’06”. WINNING HER SECOND CONSECUTIVE STATE MEET.
2014 BOYS – Finished 3rd at the District Meet. Area Qualifiers were Jason Heim in Shot and Discus. Gabe Michael in Triple Jump. Andrew Thornton in High Jump for the 3rd year in a row to advance beyond District. The Pole Vaulters continued the strong tradition and finished 1,2,3 in the event Riley Lakin first, Dylan Gale second and Fr. Logan Rowe was third. The 4×200 relay team of Carlos Camacho, Gabe Michael, Cass Carr and Gavin Senterfit broke the school record, running 1:32.32 at Tommy Atkins Relays. But the alternate Cordell Smith ran at the Area Meet and the record went down again. It now stands at 1:31.98. The 4×400 relay team of Carlos Camacho, Gabe Michael, Cass Carr, and Josh Frazier advanced to Regionals. And Fr. alternate Jaylon Jeffery ran at Area. Michael Maly advanced in both distance races 3200 and 1600. Sr. Riley Lakin battled an injury the entire season and could not jump big enough at the Regional Meet to return to Austin. But Sr vaulter Dylan Gale cleared 13’06” earning his first trip to Austin, keeping the streak alive. Gale cleared 14’06” at State for a PR and a 5th place finish.
2015 GIRLS – DISTRICT RUNNER-UP Team finished 2nd overall by 3.5 points. gold medalists were Kadrienne Sanders 400, 200 meter dash, Cayman Sutton 800, Anna Korn 1600, Nour Hussein 3200, Samantha Hughes 300H and Pole Vault, Taylor Tramel High Jump, 4×400 meter relay team of Kadrienne Sanders, Kayla McCoy, Victoria Babineaux, Cayman Sutton. Overall the Ladynecks had 31 entries in the Area Meet. Regional Qualifiers were, Anna Korn in the 1600, Cayman Sutton 800, 4×400 Relay, Samantha Hughes 100H, 300H, Pole Vault. Kadrienne Sanders 400,200, 4×400 Relay, Taylor Tramel High Jump, Abby Wayt Pole Vault, Kayla McCoy 4×400 Relay, Victoria Babineaux 4×400 Relay.
STATE QULIFIERS – KADRIENNE SANDERS- 400, 200. SANDERS FINISHED 5TH IN THE 400 AND 7TH IN THE 200.
2015 BOYS – 5th place in District
The only District Champion is his event was Sophomore Logan Rowe in the Pole Vault. Other Area Qualifiers were Cordelle Smith in the Long Jump, Freshman Logan Sells in the shot and discus, Chris Bloyd in the Discus, Andrew Thornton in the High Jump, Austin Iske 300H, 4×100 relay Colby Siegley, Cordelle Smith, Jake Pullen, Logan Rowe and 4×400 relay Andrew Thornton, Cordelle Smith, Logan Rowe, Josh Frazier. REGIONAL QUALIFIERS WERE Austin Iske 300H, Discus Logan Sells, Cordelle Smith Long Jump, Logan Rowe Pole Vault and Logan was Regional Champion, STATE QUALIFIER LOGAN FINISHED 2ND AT THE STATE MEET AT 14’06”.
2016 GIRLS DISTRICT & AREA CHAMPIONS Event Champions, Farrah Reeves High Jump, Samantha Hughes Pole Vault, Shaynee Tyl 3200 – 1600, Olivia Sipes 800, Kinsey Smith 100 – 300 Hurdles, Farrah Reeves, Samantha Hughes, Olivia Sipes, Kinsey Smith 4×400 Relay. AREA QUALIFIERS. Freshman Kinsey Smith advanced to the Regional and State Meet in the 300 and 100 meter Hurdles. Senior Samantha Hughes Competed in Austin in the Pole Vault.
2017 BOYS 4TH PLACE DISTRICT
Area Qualifiers: 4×400 Relay Cantrelle Smith, Logan Sells, Dalton Heichelheim, Jaylon Jeffery, 400m Cantrelle Smith, SHOT Logan Sells, Carter Wheat, DISCUS Adrian Snyder, Logan Sells, POLE VAULT Jackson Toliver, 3200M Dylan Harris, 1600M Zach Herring, 800M Dylan Harris, 110HURDLES Dalton Heichelheim
REGIONAL QUALIFIERS: Jackson Toliver Pole Vault 13’00” PR, Carter Wheat Shot 41’11.5″ 11th, Dylan Harris 3200M 11:29, 1600M Dylan Harris 4:49 PR
2017 GIRLS DISTRICT AND AREA CHAMPS 4TH @ REGIONALS
AREA QUALIFIERS: 3200M Shaynee Tyl, CeCe Hernandez, Cryslan Tucker, SHOT Justice Davis , Lamiracle Harris, DISCUS Morgan Thomas, LONG JUMP Kinsey Smith, Sabrina Smith, Taryn Benson, TRIPLE JUMP Taryn Benson, Sabrina Smith, POLE VAULT Katie Williamson, Stormy Riley, Madi Sigmon, HIGH JUMP Kinsey Smith, Farrah Reeves, 4×100 RELAY Riley Edmondson, Sabrina Smith, Brooklyn Noll, Taryn Benson, 800M Olivia Sipes, CeCe Hernandez, Destiny Morgan, 100HURDLES Kinsey Smith, Kaitlyn Reed, 4x200RELAY Sabrina Smith, Rebekah Morton, Farrah Reeves, Brooklyn Noll, 400M Shae Orms, Katie Williamson, Shaynee Tyl, 300M HURDLES Kinsey Smith, Farrah Reeves, 1600M Shaynee Tyl, CeCe Hernandez, 1600M RELAY Shae Orms, Kinsey Smith, Olivia Sipes, Taryn Benson.
REGIONAL QUALIFIERS: 3200METER Shaynee Tyl, Morgan Thomas DISCUS 97’06” 9th, LONG JUMP Sabrina Smith 16’00.5″ Kinsey Smith dis not jump due to a major schedule change (weather), TRIPLE JUMP Sabrina Smith 33’03’75”, POLE VAULT Katie Willianson 8’06” 6th, Stormy Riley 9’00” 5th, Madi Sigmon 7’06” 12th, 800METER Olivia Sipes 2:32 8th, 100 HURDLES Kinsey Smith 14.66 2nd PR SCHOOL RECORD, Kaitlyn Reed 15.85 4th, 400 METER Shae Orms 62.66 no finals, 300 METER HURDLES Kinsey Smith 46.31 2nd (windy), 1600M RUN Shaynee Tyl, CeCe Hernandez, 4x400MRELAY Shae Orms, Olivia Sipes, Taryn Benson, Kinsey Smith 4:11 4th.
STATE QUALIFIERS: KINSEY SMITH 100 HURDLES / 300 HURDLES