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Dreams turn to gold

By Robert Proctor

Yorktown News-View

Everything came up gold for Kailey Sinast last Friday night in Austin. The Yorktown senior closed out her high school track career with two gold medals at the UIL state championships, winning in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. In the process, she also set two new personal records, which are also school records.

“Honestly, I can’t even describe how I’m feeling right now,” Sinast said after taking the win in the 300. “I have so many emotions in me. I’m so excited. I’m proud for Kalen [Barefield]. He came out here; he did just as good. To leave my senior year with two gold medals is pretty great.”

This was Sinast’s third trip to the state meet with covid scrapping last season’s event. After finishing fourth as a freshman and sophomore, she was poised and determined to win medals this year.

She started her evening with a 14.91 second run in the 100 with her start putting her in prime position for the win.

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