By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
Six Cuero High School athletes are advancing to the UIL 4A state track and field meet May 12-14 in Austin. Senior Kamron Mathis will compete in four events including the long jump, triple jump, 400 meter relay and 800 meter relay.
Mathis broke the school record and regional record in long jump with a jump of 24 feet and 6.25 inches on his final jump at the regional meet in Kingsville. Olympic gold medalist Fred Hansen held the school record which was set back in 1959 at 24 feet and 6 inches.
Cuero athletic director Travis Reeve said, “It is by far the oldest track record in Cuero school history. I never thought I would see it broken.”
The regional record was set by James Lott of Refugio in 1983.
Shanice Nelson, Jordan Whittington, Khouri Walker, Tre Miles and Keyanta Mack also qualified for the state meet.
Nelson will compete in long jump after placing second with a jump of 19 feet and 2 inches.