In our final week of school, it only seems appropriate to root for our seniors as much as possible. Congratulations to Leander ISD Student-Athletes of the Week Nia Reneau, Kallon Guyton and Edna Rotich!
Vandegrift High School graduating senior Nia Reneau competed with the Lady Viper track and field team. The four-year letter winner contended in the 100m, 200m, 100 and 300 hurdles, long jump and triple jump. Nia is a member of the 2019 VHS school record-breaking 4×100 relay team. This season, her teammates voted her girls team MVP. Beyond her sportsmanship, Nia showcased her leadership skills with the Key Club and Spanish National Honor Society. The Texas High School Coaches Association named her 2020 Academic All-State Award Winner. Nia will be attending the University of Texas at El Paso to study Biology and run Track and Field.
“Nia is one of the most consistent, high achieving and reliable performers on our squad,” Vandegrift High School head girls track and field coach Colin Sully said. “I can always rely on her to give her absolute best and provide a great example for our team! I’m incredibly proud of what she has accomplished at VHS and can’t wait to see what she does at the next level!”
Nia plans to attend the University of Texas at El Paso to study Biology and run track and field.
Glen High School’s Kallon Guyton is a senior member of the Grizzly football, wrestling, and track teams. The two-time state medal winner in wrestling received the bronze medal in his weight class this year. Kallon won district and Region IV champion in the 195 weight class. In football, Kallon received the honor of being named All-State Honorable Mention in the defensive end position.
“Kallon is a leader on and off the wrestling mat and in the classroom,” Glenn High School head wrestling coach Brandon Krauskopf said. “He is a student-athlete in the truest sense of the word, and is one that all younger students can look up to as a great example.”
Kallon will continue his football career at Mary Hardin-Baylor University.
The Lady Raider cross country and track teams were lucky to have senior member Edna Rotich, Rouse High School. She ran the 800m, 400m and 4×400 relay for the track team. Edna’s exemplary character stood out as a leader with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and member of the National Honor Society.
“Edna is a leader in the classroom and with her teammates,” Rouse High School head girls track and field coach Kelly Thompson said. “She was incredibly important to our team’s success over the last four years. Her leadership and work ethic are unmatched. Edna has a smile and positive attitude that invites everyone immediately. She is looked up to and adored by her team as well as all her peers in the school.”
Edna isn’t leaving Raider Nation behind. As a future Red Raider, she’s continuing her running career at Texas Tech University in the fall.
For their outstanding achievements in high school and a bright future ahead, we celebrate LISD Student-Athletes of the Week Nia Reneau, Kallon Guyon and Edna Rotich!