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At the Class 5A Region 4 track and field meet takes place at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio Friday, there will be five Liberty Hill athletes competing under the banner of the Purple-and-Gold.

Kenzy Wise (high jump), Taylor Sims (discus), Konnor Bye (triple jump), Kaden McMahan (triple jump) and Collin Lyons (triple jump) all qualified for the event with their recent performances at the area meet at East View.

However, Bye was the only one to win his event – the triple jump – with an effort of 44-03 only two weeks after also winning at the district meet with a leap of 43-0, both being new personal bests for the senior.

Lyons was third at 43-04.75, while McMahan finished fourth with 42-02.75.

Wise finished third in the high jump at 5-04 and Sims was fourth in the discus with a throw of 102-00.50.

Wise said she’s a bit anxious in the buildup to the meet and in order to avoid her season being over, she’s going to need to improve over what she’s already accomplished.

“I’m kind of nervous, but I’m just not thinking that much about it,” said Wise, a junior. “I believe I need to do way better at regionals than I did in area because the competition is definitely better and there’s definitely more pressure, because if you don’t qualify it’s over. But, I think it would be a great experience to make it to state.”

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