Normangee strikes gold twice at UIL State Track Meet on Friday

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 9:20 PM CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas (KBTX) - Nearly two dozen Brazos Valley high school athletes are chasing medals at the 2A/5A portion of the UIL State Track meet Friday. In the 5A boys high jump Nate Figgers looking to become the first state champion in track in Rudder High School history. Comes up an inch short. Claims silver with a mark of 6 feet 7 inches.

On the girls side in the 5A high jump College Station’s Kelsey Slater also grabs silver after clearing 5 feet 6 inches.

The Lady Cougars also represented in the 3200 meters. Maddie Jones comes in 4th place with a time of 11:7.19. Jones also ran the 1600 and finished 4th in 5:02.08.

Normangee High School grabs a pair of gold medals. Classroom Champion Cassidy Bilsing wins the 2A girls 3200 Meters with a time of 11:27.20 seconds. Bilsing also ran the 1600 and finished 2nd in 5:17.11. In the long jump, Izaha Jones successfully defended his 2A state title from a year ago with a jump of 23 feet 2 1/2 inches.

“It’s unbelievable. Working hard all year. Trying to do this all year and then finally coming in here and doing it in this atmosphere with all of these people watching. Making Normangee proud is something I feel great about,” said Jones afterwards.

The final portion of the field events at the state meet found College Station’s Ana De La Garza competing in the 5A Discus. The Lady Cougar senior comes in 7th place with her best throw being 128 feet 3 inches.

Meanwhile in the 2A girl’s triple jump Hearne’s Jada Johnson also with a 7th place finish with her best jump being 35 feet 11 inches.

In the evening running finals, the 4x100 sprint relay gets things started. The Lady Tigers from Bremond come in 2nd with a time of 49.80. Normangee finished 5th, while on the boys’ side in 2A the Hearne Eagles stop the clock in 42.41 and finish 4th.

Centerville 800 meter specialist and KBTX Classroom Champion Kasen Jeitz captures silver with a time of 1:58.65.

In the 100 meters, College Station’s Elnita Green crosses the finish line third in 11.57. Green also ran the 200 in 23.914 for 5th place.

Bremond’s D’Miyah Griffin running in the 2A Girls 100 meters stops the clock in 12.03 good for second place.

A&M Consolidated’s Maria Ireland competing in both wheelchair races. She comes in 6th in the 100 meters and 5th in the 400 meters. Ireland also grabbed a silver medal in the wheelchair shot put.

In the Boys’ 400 meters Brenham’s Eric Hemphill completes the lap in 48.19 good for 4th place.

In the 2A 400 Jeitz again out of Centerville takes second in 49.14. Hearne’s Jabari Dunn finishes in 49.59 and comes in 5th.

Dunn has less than an hour to get ready for the 2A 200. He came in the top seed but will capture a bronze medal in 22.07.

In the girls 300 meter hurdles, College Station Freshman Layni Kaase gets 8th place in 45.65.

In the boys 4x400 relay, Centerville’s squad of Jeitz, Andrew Newman, Brett Wagnon, and Cade Smith take home gold in a winning time of 3:20.24.

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