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May 11, 2013

Storms test area athletes' patience

AUSTIN — Patience was a necessity for local athletes competing  on Friday at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships in Austin.

Thunderstorms producing lightning forced two lengthy delays at Mike A. Myers Stadium, including one in the morning that caused the meet to start more than two hours late and another in the evening that caused a suspension lasting nearly two hours.

Among the athletes who had to wait was Commerce’s Buck Wilson, who was to compete in a Class 2A triple jump event at around 9:45 p.m. It was supposed to start at 7 p.m.

Prior to the second storm delay, Royse City’s Ulisses Lopez moved up a spot from last year in the Class 4A 800-meter run, placing fourth in the time of 1:56.20. Lopez stayed with the leaders through the first lap, fell back in the backstretch and then made a late charge.

Robert Uhr from Lockhart won at 1:54.61 and was Micheal Johnson of San Elizario was second at 1:54.95.

Cody Harbin of Wolfe City cleared 6 feet to finish sixth in the Class A Division I high jump in Harbin’s first appearance at state. Harbin cleared the opening height, 5-10, and 6-0 on the first attempt but missed three times at 6-2.

Dearius Poindexter of Hale Center won the event by clearing 6-11. Dayton Fisher of Sudan was second at 6-10 and Blaine Listach of Waco Meyer was third at 6-8. It was one of the deepest fields in recent Class A high jump history.

Chelsea Brockus from Leonard had to wait more than two hours before starting the Class 2A 3200-meter run because of a storm delay. Brockus then went on to finish sixth in the time of 12:12.11.

Luling’s Carley Glass, second last year, won it this time in the time of 11:33.96 as her Luling teammate, Kristaly Munoz, was second in 11:40.28

Brittyn Rushing from Leonard finished seventh in the Class 2A long jump in her first appearance at the state meet. Rushing, who jumped 17-4 at the region meet, almost matched that distance with a leap of 17-3 1/4.

Chadnee Knox from Paul Pewitt captured the state title with a best jump of 19-6 3/4.

Rains pole vaulter Charlotte Brown is one of six local athletes scheduled to compete today at the state meet.

The others include Lone Oak 800-meter runner Trevor Hemphill, Rains triple jumper Grant Russell, Farmersville 400-meter runner J’Kaylee Clark, Commerce’s Buck Wilson in the 300-meter hurdles and Hanah Nichol of Lone Oak in the 1600-meter run.


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