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Taylor outruns defending champion Giddings


Dustin Strelsky made history by competiting in the 100-meter and 400-meter dashes at the 56th Relays. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Dustin Strelsky made history by competiting in the 100-meter and 400-meter dashes at the 56th Relays. Reporter/Bill Martin Behind Clark Griffith’s 26 points, the Taylor Ducks claimed their seventh Rockdale Relays crown and first since 2009.

The Ducks held off defending Relays champion Giddings 154 to 134 on a sun filled day at the 56th annual Relays.

Taylor first won the Rockdale Relays in 1961. The Ducks took three straight from 1965-67.

Griffith rolled up 26 points in five events, placing second in two: the long jump and as a member of the 1,600-meter relay squad.

He was third in the 110-hurdles and fourth in the 300-hurdles and fourth in the high jump.

Although her team didn’t emerge victoriously, Taylor’s Virgina Kerley was nothing short of sensational on the girls side, breaking the only record of the day, in the 100-meter dash.

Kerley clocked in at 12.18 to break Giddings’ Asa Masons’ mark of 12.20 set in 2009.

The freshman tied a meet record by winning five events and accumulated 40 points.

Individually, she took the 100-meter dash, the long jump and the triple jump.

She was also a part of the winning 800-meter relay team and 1,600-meter relay team.

Behind Tia Woods, Caldwell took the girls division with 129 points, ahead of Giddings’ 109.

Woods supplied 35 points for the Lady Hornets with firsts in the 200- and 400-meter dashes.

She was second in the triple jump, third in the 1,600-meter relay and fourth in the long jump.

Both the Rockdale girls and boys tallied 40 points to place seventh in the nine-team meet.

Rockdale’s Dae Dae Davis-Robertson streaked to wins in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles.

Robertson was district champion in both events as a freshman last season and made a trip to the state meet in Austin in the 300s.

The Tigers’ Josh Pelzel, who won the shot put last year, took home the gold in the discus this time around. He was fourth in the discus.

In a set of historical events, Tiger Dustin Strelsky competed in the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter dash.

Strelsky is a wheelchair bound athlete and he is preparing to compete at the state meet which will have three wheel chair events this year, the 100-meter dash, the 400-meter dash and the shot put.

When the sophomore competed in the LaGrange Relays last week, he is believed to be the first wheel chair athlete to compete in a track meet.

Friday, he clocked in a 21 seconds in the 100 and 1:25 in the 400.

Aggie moms tee up for scholarship golf

The Milam County Aggie Moms Club will host its second annual scholarship golf tournament Saturday, March 22, at the Rockdale Country Club.

The 4-man scramble tournament will have two tee times; 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will include carts and lunch.

Entry fee is $60 per player. There will be contests, silent auction and more.

The tournament is open to all golfers. Milam County Aggie Moms encourage all Aggies to come out and support future Aggies.

For more information, contact any Milam County Aggie Mom or Rockdale Country Club at (512) 569- 1742 or (512) 446-4013.


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