Comal ISD District News

Canyon High’s golden athlete Chamaya Turner signs with Oklahoma
One of the most highly-decorated athletes in Comal ISD history signed a national letter of intent to continue her track and field career at the University of Oklahoma. Canyon High School senior Chamaya Turner, a four-time gold medal winner during her first three years competing at the UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin, officially signed with the Sooners on February 15. “I couldn’t be happier,” Turner said. “To be able to compete at the collegiate level is a dream come true. My next goal is to one day compete in the Olympics.” Turner already had earned two gold medals from her previous trips to the state meet, but never won two in the same year. That changed at the state meet last May during her junior season. Turner won gold in the discus throw with a toss of 160-feet, 2-inches. She then won state in the shot put with a throw of 48-feet, 3-inches. “Chamaya rocked the state track meet,” said Glenn Gamez, CHS head track and field coach. “Her picture is now next to ‘awesome’ in the dictionary.” Turner will get one final chance to add to her impressive medal total when the track and field season gets underway this spring. Pictured are (top row, l-r) AAU coach Mike Ekanem, CHS coach Sean Sullivan, CHS coach Glenn Gamez and CHS coach Marsha Hammond. Bottom row: brother Caleel Turner, mother Davida Turner, Chamaya Turner, father Clyde Turner and brother Chamaal Turner.
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