May 7, 2016 - TWO DOUBLE STATE CHAMPS!
WOW! Great running by both Denae and Matthew in winning the TAPPS 4A titles in both the 1600 and the 3200!
Denae was the CLASS of the field with a new 3200 record of 11:06, and a lonely win in the 1600 on a windy day in 5:09!!!
Matthew also dominated the 3200 to win in 9:32. In the 1600 m, be provided some great fireworks with a come from behind win in 4:28!
Caleb had a good meet as well finishing 4th in both the 3200 m ( 10:23 ), and the 1600 m ( 4:49 )!
Go to texasmilesplit.com - TAPPS videos to watch the 1600 races.
So proud and happy for all of these runners. Caleb showed great improvement on the hills and has faster times ahead of him! Matthew over came the Flu and broncitus to get down to 2:27 and then win two titles at state! DENAE - well she moved mountains to get where she is today! A great young runner in Florida ( 5:06 ) - moved to Texas and only found injuries in her running life! Progress was totally halted, but with the help of great parents and the Strider program, she got, both well, and faster. Even after major injury at the NXN race in the mud, she fought back for new PR's in the 3200 ( 10:51 ) and a 5:05 high in the 1600 m. Now she is the new 3200 m record holder in 4A TAPPS, and the 1600 m champion!
I LOVE coaching and I specially LOVE seeing hard working runners excel - no matter the level. These three all had great high school seasons and I am proud of of all three of them. I hope they will inspire the great group of young runners we have as the years go by! A case in point, a 7th grader, Sean just ran a nice 5:32 PR today! Proud of him and his hard work!
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