Cuero Select Track Club caps off successful season
By Jacob Stock
The Cuero Record
It has been a hot and grueling summer but that has not slowed the Cuero Select Track Club from going out and competing at a high level. A total of 18 athletes made the trip to Corpus Christi’s Cabaniss Sports Complex this past weekend, July 21-24, to participate in the granddaddy of them all, the 2022 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Summer Games of Texas.
Divisions and age groups range from 6U through 18U with competitors coming from all across the Lone Star State. The Summer Games is a showcase of the best of the best all competing for a chance to be crowned a state champion.
Prelims averaged between 40-50 athletes all looking to earn themselves a trip to the finals. A host of Cuero athletes had their talents on full display in the hot Texas heat. Several ended their season setting new PRs (personal records). Two participated and advanced to the finals, while a total of four ribbons were brought back home to Cuero.
Zaydyn Perez (boys 6U) capped off his season running in the 50-meter dash finishing with a time of 9.55 seconds. He finished fifth in his heat and was in a field with 51 total competitors.
Emilee Wesley (girls 8U) participated in the girls 50-meter dash finishing with a time of 9.25 seconds. She would finish sixth in her heat.
Erion Neely (boys 16U) showcased his ability in three different events, the high jump, 100-meter dash, and 200-meter dash. Neely would take home seventh place in the high jump with a clearance of 5’-6”. He was clocked at 11.86 in the 100, and 24.29 in the 200.
Jake Janssen (boys 14U) took to the long jump pit to face off against a total of 44 competitors. He would finish with his best jump coming in at 16’-4.75”.
In the boys, 8U 4X100 meter relay William Haynes, John Garcia III, Brayson Barefield, and G’nsyn Gray finished their race with a time of 1:13.93.
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