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Gobblers take second at area meet

By Jacob Stock

The Cuero Record

Playing host to three track meets in a season is a rarity within itself. At last week’s District 27/28 class 4A area meet held at Gobbler Stadium, the Fightin’ Gobblers of Cuero put together a competitive day across the board.

Featuring a total of 12 teams, the meet would conclude with Cuero accumulating a total of 79 points. That finish would earn them the runner-up title behind the Texans of Wimberley who finished with 114 points.

“I think overall we performed better than expected. I always have high expectations for our kids, but they exceeded that today,” stated head coach Bryan Hood.

The Mean Green’s 400-meter relay team strutted their way to the Area title, to pair with their District title, with a time of 43.081. Consisting of all seniors, Braidon Mathis, Lebron Johnson, Justice Belvin, and Justin Banda that same crew ran the 800-meter relay race taking home second with a time of 1:28.495. That race came down to the literal wire with Wimberley, (1:28.466), just barely nudging them out.

The Gobblers 1600-mile relay team of Mason Notaro, Donavin Jones, Banda, and Mathis would come in fourth clinching them a lane in next week’s regional meet.

As for individual races and field events, Cuero’s Lebron Johnson would cruise to the gold medal in the all-out wind-assisted 100-meter dash. Johnson was hand-clocked at 10.82. He claimed the district championship last week, and now couples that with area champ.

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