Juma medals in state meet
Austin -- Sabinal junior Eli Juma placed third in the
state Saturday, May 16, in the UIL State Track Meet’s Conference
2A boys’ 400-meter dash.
His time of 50.30 seconds earned him the bronze medal.
The top two times were from Chilton’s Norvel Alston (49.72)
and from Mason’s Elijah Timms (49.89).
Juma entered the state meet as the wild card – the state’s
fastest time among all third place finishers at regionals – in
the 400m dash. For the last few years, there have been nine
entrants in the state meet in each event, since Mike A. Myers
Stadium has a nine-lane track.
Also on Saturday, Devine’s Josie Guzman placed third in the
4A girls’ 800-meter run, with a time of 2:19.93. She finished
behind Lynette Amaram of Stafford and Charlotte Janicek of Sealy.
The Devine boys’ 4x200 meter relay finished eighth, with the
team of Joe Guerrero, Tyler Carter, Robert Martinez and Dillon
Ricord running a 1:28.74. Gilmer won the event, breaking the 4A
On Friday, May 15, during the 1A meet, the D’Hanis boys’
4x100 meter relay placed ninth. Stephen Rugh, Tyson Zinsmeyer,
Christian Tapia and John Rodriguez ran a time of 45.52. Water
Valley had the winning time, breaking the 1A record.
Avery Willis from Knippa placed ninth in the 1A girls’
1600-meter run, in a time of 5:57.80.
Corey Jennings of Bandera placed sixth in the 4A boys’
discus, with a throw of 156’1”.
Mercy Yermo of Bandera was seventh in the 4A girls’ 3200m
run, in a time of 11:45.67.
Lance Burleson of Rocksprings was the winner of the 1A boys’
shot put, and finished second in the discus.
Chase Whiting of Fredericksburg medaled in both 4A girls’
hurdles, placing second in the 300 and third in the 100.