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McNeil Track & Cross Country Alumni

Evan Warnick
McNeil Class of 2012
 Louisiana Tech University  
Was a three-year track letterwinner ... Named team captain his junior and senior years ... Was the team's top point scorer and hurdler and set school records in the 110m hurdles, 60m hurdles and the 4x110m hurdle relay ... Top 110m hurdles time was 14.06 and ran a 400m hurdles best time of 56.05 ... Claimed individual district titles in the 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles and 4x100m relay while the team won a district title
JC Meama
McNeil Class of 2012
Bacone University 
2011 Texas State Pole Champion
Kaitlin Petrillose
McNeil Class of 2011
University of Texas
• UT school record-holder - Indoor pole vault (14-2.5/4.33m), Outdoor pole vault (14-3.5/4.36m)
• Two-time Big 12 pole vault champion
Transferred from University of South Dakota where she qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in pole vault ... four-year letterwinner in track and field at McNeil High School under coach Chris Cotton ... team won 5A state championship in her senior season and was state runner-up during her junior year ... state runner-up in pole vault as a junior ... earned All-America honors as a senior in 2011 and secured 5A pole vault state title ... district champion in pole vault all four years of high school ... regional champion during her junior and senior seasons.
Bryce McAndrew
McNeil Class of 2012
 University of North Texas  
2012 Cross Country
Placed 14th overall to open the season with a 15:37.8 5K run at UTA ... Grabbed a third-place finish at the Ken Garland Invitational with the time of 20:51.53 ... Finished the 8K run in 27:11.81 at the Cowboy Jamboree ... Finished 28th in the 8K run with a time of 26:33.6 at the SBC Championship ... Ran a 33:42.9 10K run at the NCAA South Central Region Championships.
Placed 27th at cross country state his senior year ... Crossed the line third at regionals in 2011 ... Named varsity soccer team captain his senior season ... Led the soccer team to area his senior season ... Was a member of the soccer 5A state runner-up team in 2011 ... Lettered two years in soccer and cross country for McNeil High School
Lexi Beal
McNeil Class of 2011
 Oklhoma State University  
Only competed in track and field her freshman and sophomore years in high school due to leg injuries her junior and senior years ... Named her team's most improved athlete in 2008 and was the team MVP in 2008 and 2009 ... Also an all-state swimmer in the 200 meter and 400 meter freestyle relay.
Outstanding Academic Achievment Scholarship Recipient ... Involved in FCA, Mu Alpha Theta math club, Younglife and Student Council
Lauren Sullivan
McNeil Class of 2011
University of North Texas 
Took 14th at the Metroplex Opener … Was the third girl North Texas across the line at the Baylor Invitational with a 19th place finish … Finished 58th at the Sun Belt Conference Championships. 


Taylor Beer
 McNeil Class of 2011 
 University of Houston  
Qualified for cross country regionals all four years... Qualified for track and field regionals two years... District Champion in the 3200m in 2011... Compted for head coach Chris Cutten... Named MVP as a freshman, junior and senior... Best time in the 1600m was 5:17... Personal record in the 3200m was 11:26.

Shadoe Williamson
McNeil Class 2010
 Gallaudent University  
 Four-year letter winner in track and three-year letter winner in cross country.
 Distance runner for Coach Chris Cotten
Kayla Hardaway
McNeil Class 2010
Gallaudent University


Casey Strong 
 McNeil Class of 2009
Texas A & M University 
2009 graduate of Round Rock McNeil High School ..
 Lettered three years in track and field under Coach
Glenn Roberts as well as three years in football and power lifting 
Named Team MVP in 2009 after earning Field MVP honors in 2007 and 2008 
Earned Academic All-District three years in football as well as track and field 
Earned Academic All-State in football his senior year 
 Holds school record in discus with his 175-9 best
 as well as four
 weight lifting categories 
Qualified for State 5A championship three consecutive 
years, placing fifth in 2007 and 2008 and seventh in 2009 (54-10.5) ..
 Runner-up in Region II-5A as a senior (56-6) after winning district 16-5A (57-7.5) 
 Placed seventh in high school division of 2009 Texas Relays 
 Set personal best of 58-9.25 in winning McNeil Maverick Relays as a senior 
 Produced a mark of 56-8.25 for fifth at State in 2008 and had a 54-10 for fifth in 2007 
 Won Region II-5A shot put as a junior (57-1), placed second as a sophomore 
 Established a personal best in discus of 175-9 to win regional qualifiers meet in Fredericksburg 
. Earned football first team all-district honors as a senior, second team all-district as a junior 
 Placed second in the region and 11th at State in power lifting.

Phil Steinert
 McNeil Class of 2009
 University of Texas @ San Antonio  
Matthew Sanchez
McNeil Class of 2008
University of Texas @ Dallas 

Tina Alexander
McNeil Class of 2008
Dartmouth University

Chris Alexander
McNeil Class of 2008 
 Dartmouth University 

Christopher Alexander was a two-year letter winner in both track and field and football at McNeil High School in Austin, Texas. Alexander served as captain of his football team both his Junior and Senior years. He earned Academic All-District honors his Sophomore through Senior years and garnered Academic All-State 2nd Team his Senior year.


Veronica DiLullo
McNeil Class of 2006
 Texas Tech University  
 Participated in swimming and track and field...
 Broke school records in the triple jump, long jump
 and 4x400 relay...
 Was named All-District...
 Personal bests include 18'-2" in the long jump; and 38'-9.25" in the triple jump
Russell Sams
McNeil Class of 2007
 University of North Texas  
Was a member of the indoor 4X400 relay team that placed second at the UH All-Comers Meet … Also competed in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 600 yards race during the indoor season … Ran in the 4X100 relay and the 4X400 relay at the Horned Frog Invitational during the outdoor season. 
Four-year letterwinner for coach Glen Roberts and McNeil High School … Three-time region qualifier in the 200-meter dash and 4X200 relay … 2006 UIL 5A silver medalist in the 4X400 relay … Three-time district champion in the 200-meters … Also received two letter in cross country 
Ciara Smith
McNeil Class of 2005
University of North Texas
 Had one of the most memorable seasons in North Texas history by earning a trip to the NCAA Championships by finishing fifth at the Midwest Regionals in the 400-meter dash in a school-record time of 53.41
Lettered three years at McNeil High School in track as well as three years in basketball … Was MVP of track team sophomore season when she was a state qualifier in the 400-meter run
Celeste Tyson
McNeil Class of 2003
San Diego State University 
 Team captain who led the Aztecs in six of the team's seven races, including the final six ... Mountain West Conference athlete of the week for her performance at the Santa Clara Invitational (5K) where she finished with a lifetime-best clocking of 17:52.00 en route to a season-best eighth-place finish ... owned the top two 5K times of the season and the top three in 6K competition ... shaved off time in the 5K in every race as the season progressed ... opened with a 19:18.40 showing at the 5K Fullerton Season Opener ... completed the Aztec Invitational in 18:58.00 and took over a minute off her previous time by crossing the finish line in 17:54.95 at the Willamette Invitational before her record-setting performance at Santa Clara ... was the Aztecs' top runner at the Griak Invitational (6K) and improved on her time at the MWC championships by posting a time of 22:57.00 ... ended her collegiate cross country career at the NCAA West Regionals with a clocking of 23:06.31 (6K).
Earned 10 letters in three sports at McNeil High School in Austin, Texas ... four-time letterwinner in cross country and track ... finished in the top 10 at the Texas state cross country meet as a senior ... top-20 finisher at the regional level as a sophomore and junior ... captained her team to a league title as a junior and a runner-up finish as a sophomore ... trained for three years in both the 800 and 1,600 under Track Neely