Twenty-five Liberty Hill athletes qualified and represented Liberty Hill in the Regional Track Meet in Lubbock last Friday and Saturday, and now three will move onto the State Meet in Austin on May 9-10.
The competition and expectations were much higher at the Regional Meet, as the athletes had to finish in the top two of their event in order to qualify for the State Meet (as opposed to top four in District and Area Meets).
This year, seniors Madi Sharp and Mitchell Germann, along with freshman Mckynzie King will represent the Panthers at the biggest stage of Track and Field in their events.
Sharp finished second in the High Jump with her best height of the year at 5 feet 6 inches to qualify for the State Meet. She also competed in the 100-Meter Hurdles (6th) and 300-Meter Hurdles (8th) at the Regional Meet.
King qualified for the State Meet in the 3200-Meter Run by finishing in second place with a time of 12:02.21. King also competed in the 1600-Meter Run and finished in fourth place.
Germann is the Regional Champion after placing first in the 3200-Meter Run with a time of 9:59.10 to qualify for the State Meet. Germann nearly qualified for State in the 1600 Meter Run, but still earned a bronze medal with a third place finish. Germann missed qualifying and a second place by 0.19 seconds.
Lucas Rizzotto finished eighth in the Triple Jump at Regionals with a best distance of 43 feet, 8 inches. Ryan House finished fifth in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:02.64.
William Fromme finished fourth in the 110-Meter Hurdles with a time of 14.85. Liberty Hill’s 4 x 400 Meter Relay team finished eighth with a time of 3:31.60.
The Liberty Hill Boys team finished tied for 12th place in the team standings with 22 total points.
Heather Schaffer finished in sixth place in the Pole Vault with a best height of 10 feet. Brianna Burns finished seventh in the Shot Put with a best distance of 36 feet, 3 and ¾ inches.
Liberty Hill’s 4 x 200 Meter Girls Relay team finished seventh with a time of 1:48.78. Ana Rodriquez finished sixth in the 300-Meter Hurdles with a time of 48.49.
Lilly Miller and Tori Prudhomme both competed in the 200 Meter Dash at Regionals. Miller finished in seventh place with a time of 25.84. Prudhomme finished in eighth place with a time of 26.13.
Chelsea Cole finished eighth in the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 5:50.38. The Liberty Hill Girls team finished in eleventh place in the team standings with 23 total points.
Last year, Liberty Hill only had one athlete, Jadon Durity-Boatright, qualify for the State Meet in the Triple Jump.