State meet this weekend
for Owl hurdler, area athletes
Hondo senior Reagan Luce takes her final stab at a place on the
state track and field podium this Saturday, May 10, as one of
eight Medina County athletes, and one of 13 from the nearby
vicinity, to compete at the annual UIL event.
The University Interscholastic League’s State Track and Field
meet begins Friday morning, May 9, lasting through Saturday
evening at the University of Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium in
Luce will compete in the 3A girls’ 100-meter and 300-meter
hurdles, during the Saturday afternoon portion of the meet.
Conferences 3A and 1A-Division II will be sharing the track at
that time, beginning at noon.
At the Region IV-3A meet, held two weekends ago in Kingsville,
Luce won the 100-meter hurdles and was second in the 300-meter
hurdles. Last year, she competed in both events at state, in
addition to the high jump.
She owns the school record in both hurdling events, a 14.87 in
the 100s, set in her sophomore year, and a 45.06 in the 300s, set
last year. She owns the state’s sixth fastest qualifying time in
The 3A girls’ 100m hurdles will be held at approximately
12:45 p.m. with the 300m hurdles beginning at 2:05.
Also from the area, Sabinal’s Jon Moore will compete in the
1A-I 100-meter dash on Saturday evening.
Medina Valley will be represented in three boys’ events
during the Friday night 4A session. Steven Champlin will run in
the 200m and 400m dashes, and will be the anchor leg of the 1600m
relay, also running with Kenny Gallegos, Cody Moos, and Joseph
Devine’s Josie Guzman will run in the 3A girls’ 800m run.
Lytle’s Natalia Cortez will compete in the 3200 and the 1600,
and the Pirates’ Jethro Stokes will also run in the 3200.
Pearsall sprinter Kim Rendon will go in the 100m and 200m
dashes, while Bandera’s Corey Jennings will compete in the shot
and discus. Bandera will also be represnted by hurdler Noah
Luke Killough of Utopia will be in a pair of 1A-II field
events, the high jump and triple jump.