Multiple Crossroads athletes win medals at state track meet for day one

Class 3A & 4A schools competed in Austin Thursday: Featuring Goliad, El Campo, Industrial, Yoakum, Edna, Cuero and Palacios

AUSTIN, Texas — It’s day one of the state track meet and multiple crossroads athletes won medals.

From Goliad, Kyla Hill, is picking up where she left off last year, as she wins gold in the class 3A girls triple jump. Hill jumped 39 feet and one and three-fourths inches. The Goliad 4X100 meter relay team, comprised of Addison Zamzow, Samantha Royster, Hannah Perez and Kyla Hill, would win bronze with a time of 48.10 seconds. In the 4X200 meter relay, comprised of comprised of Addison Zamzow, Samantha Royster, Mylee Howard and Kyla Hill, they win gold with a time of 1:41:67. Hill wins another gold medal in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 43.73 seconds. For the boys, Reese Ruhnke wins the bronze medal in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 39.16 seconds.

El Campo’s Oliver Miles does some damage on the triple jump, jumping 48 feet and a half-inch which is enough for second place and a silver medal. Rueben Owens is coming home with some hardware. Owens wins the bronze medal in long jump for class 4A. Owens jumped a length of 23 feet and a fourth inches. De’Koreyus Ward ran in the 200 meter dash and he placed 4th with a time of 21.52 seconds.

Industrial Cobra’s pole vaulter was the first area athlete to bring home a medal. Tanner Woodring is bringing back the silver medal, clearing a height of 15 feet 9 inches. The gold winner would clear 16 feet 6 inches. In the girls division, Kyleigh Matula cleared 11 feet 6 inches finishing fifth. In long jump, was Matthew Davis finished in the top feet, jumping a length of 22 feet. Davis also competed in triple jump, but finished in seventh. Kate Simons placed fifth in the 3200 meter run and sixth in the 1600 meter run. Jackson Fluitt competed in the 110 meter hurdles and wins the silver medal.

Yoakum boys 4X100 meter relay team in class 3A, Jayden Jones, Cavan Smith, Qyion Williams, Kadarius Price, finished in third with a time of 42.11 seconds. The same team would compete in the 4X200 meter dash and finish sixth with a time of 1:29:30

Edna 800 meter runner, Kila Rodas, narrowly wins gold with a time of 2:19:21. She also competed in the 400 meter dash and finished in eighth. In the 4X400 meter relay the Edna girls placed sixth.

Cuero’s Lebron Johnson wins bronze medal in the 100 meter dash with a time 10.49 seconds. The Cuero 4X200 meter relay team, Justice Belvin, Donavin Jones, Lebron Johnson, and Justin Banda, take third with a time of 1:27:34.

Palacios Bryan Thomas ran in the 400 meter dash and finished in second, with a time of 48.95 seconds. The Palacios boys team come in fourth place as a team.