TRACK and FIELD NEWS

State Edition

Coaches Corner

The 2019 Track and Field season reached its end this past Saturday evening at the UIL 6A Track and Field Meet. Those who are qualify for the State Meet are in an elite group. The top 9 in each event square up and find out who is the best. As I watched the best of the best compete against each other there were emotions flowing in all directions. There were those who won a state championship in their respective event, placed in the top three for a medal, improved and set a PR, and finally those who fell just a little short.


The Dragons were fortunate enough to have two athletes compete in the meet. Kobe Yepez ran in the 1600 meters run while Ryan O'Keefe ran the 100 meter dash.

Kobe finished his high school career in track by competing in the fastest 1600 meters at the 2019 State Meet. Although he did not finish where he wanted to, he left nothing on the track. Kobe will run for the University of Texas in their distance program beginning next year.

Ryan O'Keefe placed 4th in the 100 meter dash. This was one of the more publicized events of the meet. He ran against the fastest high school athlete in the U.S. Matthew Boling who had recorded a 9.98 at the Regional Meet. Needless to say finishing 4th against a future Olympic athlete is a fantastic effort. Ryan will take his talents to University of Central Florida and play football for the Knights.


It is my pleasure to announce that the Dragon Track and Field Team had four Seniors who were selected to the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All State Team. J.T. Schmidt and Tyler Duke were 1st team selections while Kevin Silva, and Andrew Fanous were second team selections. The criteria included GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and class rank.


Please take the time to watch the final event of the 2019 UIL State Meet. I posted the video at the bottom I have never seen anything like it...


Coach Gabel

Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All State Athletes

First Team
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Kobe Yepez preparing for the 1600 meters

Kobe Yepez getting ready for the 1600 meters

Times for the 100 meter dash

Boys 100 meter Dash
https://youtu.be/g0NPo8ZyF_o