Mustangs Dupre earns silver at State Track and Field Championships
By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record
Orange County was well represented at the state track meet this past weekend.
The 2016 UIL State Track and Field Championships was held Thursday, May 12, through Saturday, May 14, at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, and athletes from Orange County schools looked to bring home some precious medals in several events.
Jared Dupre of West Orange-Stark found himself on the medal stand Saturday at the UIL State Track and Field Championships as the Mustangs representative claimed the silver medal with a second place finish in the high jump with a height of 6-07 feet.
Trey Guillory of Little Cypress-Mauriceville finished in seventh place in the boys triple jump with leap of 44-08.75 feet.
Hunter Denton of Bridge City finished in fifth place in the boys long jump with a leap of 22-06.50 feet. He added an eighth place finish to his list in the boys 200 meter dash with a time of 23.60 seconds.
In the girls shot put, Kaitlin Thayer of Bridge City placed fifth with a throw of 38-07.25 feet.
Brooklyn Goldsmith cleared 10-06 feet in the girls pole vault to finish in eighth place.
Aaliyah Teel of West Orange-Stark finished in fifth place in the girls 100 meter dahs with a time of 12.08 seconds.
In the girls 200 meter relay, the Lady Mustangs relay team of Teel, Betty McDonald, Shavontae Thomas and Diamond Judge narrowly missed the medal stand with a fourth place finish and a time of 1:42.36, or just 0.05 seconds behind the bronze medal winning team from Sweeny. The Lady Hawks relay team from Hardin-Jefferson claimed the gold medal in the event with a time of 1:40.38.
The Lady Mustangs relay team of Mercedes Fezia, Taylor Colbert, Thomas and Teel placed seventh in the girls 400 meter relay with a time of 4:08.61.
In Class 5A, Vidor’s Samuel Taylor finished in second place in the boys high jump with a jump of 6-06 feet to claim the silver medal.