Seven headed to Corpus Christi state meet
July 17, 2013, 10:00 am by Mark Goodson
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Seven area athletes have qualified for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation state meet in Corpus Christi this weekend.
Marble Falls’ Chase Martin led the way with her efforts in three events last weekend at a qualifier at Round Rock’s Dragon Stadium.
Martin, competing in the 15 and 16-year-old girls division, qualified with a first in the 100 meters hurdles and seconds in the 300 hurdles and 200 meter run. Her times were 16.50 in the 100, edging out teammate Natalie Schulz by 7 hundredths of a second, 47.57 in the 300 and 27.5 in the 200 meters.
Schulz, who qualified in both hurdles, ran 47.52 in the 300 hurdles to edge out Martin.
In the 17 and 18 girls division, Maddie Johnson took third in the 300 hurdles to advance to Corpus Christi.
Lauren Loader, in incoming freshman at Marble Falls, won the 13-14 girls high jump in 4-foot, 8-inches and was second in the 400 meters in a time of 64 seconds.
Cody Schulz, the Angelo State bound athlete, ran a personal best 22.07 in the 200 meters to take second. Schulz also advanced with a first in the 400 meters.
Burnet athletes Brock Foster and Cole Woodrum also qualified.
Foster was second in the boys 15-16 200 meters and won the long jump in 19-5.
Woodrum, also in the 15-16 boys, won both the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. He ran a 16.7 in the high hurdles.
Tatum Hopkins ran in the 9-10 girls division, but did not advance. Hopkins of Marble Falls ran the 100, 200 and 400 events.
The state meet field events are Friday, starting at 8 a.m.
Running preliminaries are Saturday and finals are Sunday.
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