Anthony Sandoval checks the scoreboard to get his final time in the 3200m run – 9:57.41.



Hondo junior Anthony Sandoval, third from left, placed seventh in the 4A boys’ 3200m run Thursday at the state meet in Austin.

Sandoval 7th, sets PR in state 3200m run


     Austin -- Hondo junior distance runner Anthony Sandoval set a personal record in his event, the 4A 3200m run, Thursday, May 12, at the UIL State Track and Field Meet.

     In the meet, held May 12-14 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus, Sandoval ran a 9:57.41, placing seventh in the field of nine runners. His previous best time was a 10:04.58, set at the Region IV-4A meet in Kingsville on April 30. 

     The winning time in the 3200 came from defending state champion, Hudson Bennett of Burnet, who ran a 9:22.86.

     Sandoval was one of four Medina County athletes in the state meet, with all of them competing in the 3A/4A division on Thursday.

     In the 3A boys’ 3200, Noah Gilkey of Natalia was seventh, with a 9:58.28.

     In the 3A girls’ discus, Kylee Spangler, also of Natalia, also placed seventh, with a mark of 115’10”. 

     Thursday evening, Robert Wagner of Lytle was sixth in the 3A boys’ 800-meter run, in a time of 1:59.81.