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The varsity Post Antelopes placed second at the UIL 2A Region I meet, earning the title of Regional Runners-up with 87.33 points, only 2.67 points behind first-place Panhandle.
Advancing nine Antelopes, including both team and individual medalists, to the state meet, competitors broke four school records.
Breaking the 1983 record of 42.45, the 4×100 meter relay team, consisting of Krece Kirkpatrick, Avery Clarkson, Nathan McDaniel, Josiah Ward, Isaiah Crawford, alternate and Ashton Jefferson, alternate, set a new record of 42.18 in the prelims, finishing with a final time of 42.53 for first place.
The 4×200 meter relay team, consisting of Kirkpatrick, Ward, Jefferson, McDaniel, Clarkson, alternate and Crawford, alternate, also finished first with a record-breaking time of 1:28.53 while the 4×400 meter relay team, consisting of Jefferson, Kirkpatrick, McDaniel, Ward, Steven Huff, alternate and Samuel Walls, alternate, took gold with a time of 3:22.35, surpassing the 1979 record of 3:23.30.
Advancing individually, Courtney thew a record-breaking second place of 161-01 in discus while Crawford finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.65.
“They had an outstanding turnout,” Coach Beau Riker said. “These young men just continue to impress me with their hard work and commitment to the team.”
Regional competitors who did not advance include Treyson Crow, Cecilia Esparza, Laci Gonzales, Chris Jackson, Zaran Kirkpatrick, Briley Miller, Taye Perez, Jacki Sanchez and Emma Thompson.
The UIL State Championship meet will be held in Austin, Texas on Friday, May 7, beginning at 5 p.m.