Dawgs mine silver at state track meet

Brinkley, Rubio eighth for Tigers in events
BY BILL MARTIN
Reporter Sports Editor

AUSTIN—Always the crowd pleasers, Thorndale wanted to leave the 17,693 in attendance at Mike Myers Stadium with a little something to remember.

In a photo finish free-for -all in the 1,600-meter relay, Bulldog anchor man Steven McKendrick pushed his way into a silver medal behind East Bernard by 20/100ths of a second, 3:22.38 to 3:22.58.

Godley was third at 3:22.75.

The top four finishers in the race finished within 40/100ths of each other.

Eric Guzman, Colton Youngblood, Keon Mays and Steven McKendrick made up the silver winning team and in the process, broke their own school record of 3:23.96 that was set early in the season.

Thorndale (Tyler Miller, Seth Rutter, Youngblood and McKendrick) was seventh in the sprint relay at 42.67, behind Edna’s winning time of 41.75.

Rockdale’s Juan Rubio clocked in at 10:05.01 to finish eighth in the 3,200-meter run in his first trip to the state meet.

Gabr iel Zambrano of For t Wor th Castleberr y captured the state crown with a time of 9:30.20 after finishing fourth in last year’s state meet.

Another Tiger making her first appearance at the state meet was Emily Brinkley, who placed eighth in the shot put after measuring 36-04 on her best throw.

Kebbeh Dar polor of Pecos repeated as state champion with a throw of 42-06 1/2.

Milano pole vaulter Brandon Garza—making his second consecutive trip to the state meet af ter placing eighth in 2011—failed to clear the opening height of 12-feet.

Garza had captured first at the regional meet after clearing 13-feet.

IN THE AREA

Rockdale Emily Brinkley–8th in shot put Juan Rubio—8th in 3,200-meter

Thorndale 1,600-relay (Eric Guzman, Colton Youngblood, Keon Mays, Steven McKendrick)—2nd Sprint relay (Tyler Miller, Seth Rutter, Colton Youngblood, Steven McKendrick)—7th

Milano Brandon Garza— DNP in pole vault



Clockwise from left, Rockdale’s Emily Brinkley tucks and rolls in the shot put. Brandon Garza of Milano takes a stab at 12-feet in the Class A pole vault. Rockdale’s Juan Rubio (center) tries to break out of the pack in the 3,200. The first two legs of Thorndale’s sprint relay squad Seth Rutter (left)and Tyler Miller prepare to execute the handoff on the first curve. For more state meet photos, see page 6C. 
PhotographybyBill Martin Clockwise from left, Rockdale’s Emily Brinkley tucks and rolls in the shot put. Brandon Garza of Milano takes a stab at 12-feet in the Class A pole vault. Rockdale’s Juan Rubio (center) tries to break out of the pack in the 3,200. The first two legs of Thorndale’s sprint relay squad Seth Rutter (left)and Tyler Miller prepare to execute the handoff on the first curve. For more state meet photos, see page 6C. PhotographybyBill Martin

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