Man I’m happy the track meet was back for all of us! The event was at capacity all three days and was very hot and humid! The experience didn’t seem different for the fans as the stands were packed with no room for anything else but cheers!
There were some great performances in the three day event and everyone that qualified are winners to me regardless of how they finished! With that said, here are the top ten performances of the State Track Meet below! #806Fast
ANNA HUDSON- MIAMI (4 Gold Medals)
Anna really came and did her thing in Austin! She medaled in four events, including winning the 100M and the 200M races! She’ll be back next year too! Imagine what she can accomplish next season!
PANHANDLE GIRLS TEAM TITLE IN 2A
Panhandle’s girls came in and got busy at the track meet on Friday! Winning the girls’ 4x100 and the 4x400! The ‘Ettes also got third in the 4x200 and Macklynn Land got first in the 400M race! Sydney Adlee got third in the girls 300M hurdles as well en route to a team title in 2A with 74 points! This was a dominant performance and worthy of recogntion! Great job, Ladies!
HESSTON MARSHALL WHEELED IT FOR WHEELER
Wheeler’s Hesston Marshall came in and had an epic performance for Wheeler’s Mustangs as he finished 4th in the 100M, 2nd in the 200M dash with a time of 21.87 and first in the 400M race with a time of 48.84! West Texas got a stud in Hesston and he will go down as one of the 806 greats in 2A!
ELLA STRICKLAND JUMPS OUT OF THE STADIUM!
Sunray’s Ella Strickland set a state record in the Pole Vault with a vault of 13-0.25 ! She defeated the field by over two feet! What’s more impressive to me is she tore her entire knee up the first day of basketball practice! So, Ella just got back healthy and made a vault like that: that’s unbelievable!
BRENEN THOMPSON SPEEDS TO MEDALS!
Brenen Thompson has been training for this moment for two years now and he stepped up to the plate and hit a home run! He finished second in the 3A 100M race with a time of 10.4 and lost to Demari Wilson of Whitney who ran a 10.38! In his second event, the 200M dash, Thompson ran a personal-best time of 21.27 and blew away the competition on the way to a gold medal! I’m sure he will be motivated to get all golds next year! But in the meantime, a silver and gold is pretty damn nice to have as a Junior!
KONNOR HOERMAN 3-STEPS TO GOLD
Konnor is on the way to one of the top programs in Texas to run track at West Texas A&M on the next level. But first, he took gold in the 110M hurdles with a winning time of 14.49 on the 40 acres in Austin! Here is a fun fact: Konnor never lost a race this season! Wow! What a career for the Abernathy Antelope! ISAAC ALONZO WINS GOLD AT HIS FUTURE COLLEGE!
Isaac woke up Friday at 9:00 AM and won the 3200M race with a time of 9:10.79! Then, he waits 12 hours and comes back and finishes fourth in the 1600M race! Great endurance and work ethic for the Future Longhorn! That’s got to be cool; to run your last high school races at the campus you have received a full-ride in track for! Can’t make that stuff up!
CRAIG MEDALS IN TRACK AND FIELD EVENT!
How about Coronado’s Bryanna Craig! She took home 1st place in the long jump with a jump of 19-0.50 and took home the silver in the girls 100M hurdles with a time of 14.08! Expect her to medal in more events next year as she is only a Junior! Great performance from Bryanna!
THE 4x400 RACES WERE ELECTRIC!
I have to admit this: I have been missing out on some of the best races and finishes the entire time I have covered track because I always leave after the 300M hurdles! I won’t be doing that anymore as the 4x400 relay looks like the most exciting race at the entire meet! Besides Panhandle’s dominant victory in the girls 2A 4x400 race where they broke the 2A state record with a time of 3:56.09, the other races came down to the last ten meters or the last dive In some cases! New Deal had an exceptional last leg and pulled out an heroic finish for third place and Dumas‘ Cade Cox also came from behind to secure a bronze finish for the Demons in the 4A 4x400 race! Spearman’s girls finished second in their 4x400 and Amarillo’s Trey Thomas battled from seventh place in the 5A 4x400 race to claim third for the Sandies! I can’t wait to see these races next year; no more leaving early!
ABREE WINFREY SECURES 2 GOLD MEDALS EARLY IN HER CAREER!