Chapman 2nd in state discus, Higgins 6th, Zapata wins hurdles


     Austin -- Kamryn Chapman was four inches away from a state title in the 2A girls’ discus at the UIL State Track and Field Meet last Saturday morning, May 11. 

     The Sabinal junior’s best throw of 125’10” – her first of the day – had her in first place for almost the whole event. 

But on her final attempt, Bree Baker of Panhandle launched a throw of 126’2”, improving her best mark by nearly five feet, and vaulting herself from third place to first.

     Chapman, making her third trip to the state meet in the discus, finished as the state silver medalist, while Rylee DeBord of Sunray finished third, at 124’6”. Chapman and DeBord were two of the three non-seniors in the state field.

Later Saturday afternoon, in the shot put, Chapman placed eighth, with a mark of 34’5.75”. Baker also won the shot, with a mark of 43’2”. It was Chapman’s first trip to state in the shot.

     In the boys’ 1A discus, held Friday morning, May 10, D’Hanis senior Peyton Higgins placed sixth with a mark of 133’7”. He edged out Jaime Fregoso of Rocksprings, who had won the event in the district, area and regional meets. Devin Williams of Zephyr won the 1A discus with a top effort of 159’5”.

     On Friday afternoon, Higgins was ninth in the shot put, with a best mark of 42’5”. An effort of 57’1.5” from Kaven Lumsden of Munday was the winner by more than six feet over the runner-up.

     Devine’s Quentin Zapata was the champion – with room to spare – in the 4A boys’ 110-meter hurdles Saturday evening. His time of 13.84 seconds was nearly six-tenths of a second ahead of the time of runner-up Parker Dodd of Gilmer, who clocked in at 14.21.

     Medina Valley senior Logan Masters placed seventh Friday evening in the 5A boys’ 200-meter dash. His time of 21.76 seconds put him in a pack of five runners separated by three-tenths of a second, who placed fourth through eighth. Devon Achane of Fort Bend Marshall won with a time of 20.69 second, almost a half-second ahead of the event runner-up