Cy Ranch Junior Invited To Compete in Nike Outdoor Nationals
Photo: Chris Choi, Cypress Ranch HS

Cy Ranch Junior Invited To Compete in Nike Outdoor Nationals

May 10 2024

By Mia Lewis, Cypress Ranch HS

It’s not often you see a track runner receive an invitation from Nike as a high school junior, but one exceptional athlete has defied the odds. Cypress Ranch High School junior Celeste Robinson has captured the attention of the sporting world, earning an invitation to compete at the prestigious Nike Outdoor Nationals, set for June 12-15 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

“Whenever I received news that Nike wanted me to run for them, I was so excited,” Robinson said. “I couldn’t believe that God had blessed me with an opportunity as big as this. Younger Celeste would be very proud.”

This July, Robinson will travel to Nike headquarters in Oregon for orientation. For the 2025 track season, she plans to travel across Texas in addition to Florida, California, Oregon and New York to run as a Nike athlete.

Nike’s interest spiked due to Robinson’s record-breaking performance this year. Throughout her junior track season, Robinson has shattered records and left her mark on the track, including breaking the Cypress Ranch and CFISD record in the 100-meter dash (11.37) and in the 200-meter race (23.25). Additionally, she holds the Region II-6A 200-meter record.

Cypress Ranch High School junior Celeste Robinson, second from right, poses for a photo after winning first place
at the District 16-6A track meet on April 4 at Cypress Woods High School. (Photo by Erin Moultry, Cypress Ranch HS)

Robinson’s performances have not gone unnoticed by top collegiate programs, with recruitment interest from prestigious institutions across the country such as Louisiana State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California, University of Florida, University of Tennessee and more. However, Robinson is focused on the opportunities that lie ahead with Nike and plans to make the most of her current track season.

Reflecting on Robinson’s journey her father, Zander Robinson, expressed overwhelming pride in her achievements.

“My family and I are so proud of Celeste,” Zander said. “She has accomplished a lot athletically, grown spiritually and has done a tremendous job academically. We can’t wait to see the many more blessings God has in store for her.”

Source: CFISD

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