The 2020 UIL Track & Field season came to a screeching halt, as did the rest of the spring sports slate.
Due to that, some seniors, such as Cypress Lakes' KeAyla Dove have been left in limbo. Dove, a Sam Houston State-signee, was seeking what would have been her fourth-straight trip to the UIL State Track & Field Meet this spring in the shot put.
Last year, Dove finished second and this season had thrown an already Texas-best 49-feet-5-inches. That distance also ranked No. 1 in the nation when track season was halted.
Recently, Dove caught up with VYPE Managing Editor Joshua Koch to talk about the stoppage of the season, what she is continuing to work on and more in this VYPE Senior Spotlight.
It has been a phenomenal spring for Matthew Boling.
From shocking the track world with a wind-aided sub-10 second 100-meter dash, to breaking the high school National record by running a 10.13-second 100-meter dash at the UIL State Track and Field meet to winning the USATF U20 National Championship in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash this past weekend.
Now, add another award to the mantle - the Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
The Strake Jesuit graduate, who is signed to Georgia, received the national award at a ceremony on Wednesday at Strake Jesuit High School.
Boling has been a viral sensation all spring and has been a must-watch performer every time he steps on the track and that will continue at Georgia and maybe even in the 2020 Olympic Games.
BREAKING: @StrakeJesuitATH @matthew_boling1 runs a 44.74 second 400-meter in the final leg of the 4x400 to win the race. This was unbelievable!!! The crowd erupted watching him. @espn @SportsCenter @ESPNAssignDesk @InsideTxTrack @StrakeJesuit @uiltexas pic.twitter.com/B3U8yuZY59
— VYPE Houston (@vypehouston) May 12, 2019