Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:47 pm | Updated: 10:34 pm, Wed Jun 27, 2012.


Some of Conroe ISD’s best student-athletes put on a show at the Amateur Athletic Union’s Area 19 National Qualifier Track and Field Meet last weekend at The Rig in Pearland.

Tierney Price, an incoming senior at College Park High School, won the heptathlon in the young women’s division. She also finished second in the triple jump.


“It has been a pleasure to watch Tierney continue to excel in track and field,” coach J.D. Hurd said.

Tristan Newman, who will be a junior at College Park, won the intermediate boys shot put.

Jacob Mireles, an incoming freshman at Oak Ridge, finished second in the 100-meter dash and third in the 200 in the youth boys division.

“This kid has a bright future as a sprinter,” Hurd said.

Mac Gregg, an eighth-grader-to-be at McCullough Junior High School, finished second in the pentathlon in the sub-youth boys division.

Tripp Piperi, Gregg’s classmate, won the shot put and finished second in the discus in the sub-youth boys division.

“This kid is a special thrower,” Hurd said.

Patrick Piperi, Tripp’s younger brother by one year, won the discus and finished third in the shot put in the midget boys division.

D.J. Hurd, an incoming sixth-grader at Cox Intermediate School, placed third in the long jump in the sub-midget division.

“D.J. has a chance to be a special athlete if he continues to progress,” Hurd said.

All of the aforementioned athletes qualified to participate in the AAU Junior Olympics, which for the first time will be held in the Houston area. The meet is scheduled for July 28 through Aug. 4 at Turner Stadium in Humble