Going out on top
By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
Cuero High School is slowly but surely becoming known for the boys high jumpers. Davyon Williams won the UIL state meet last week, marking the second win for Cuero in the competition in the last five years (Khouri Walker won in 2016). Not only did Williams win gold, he also broke Will Littleton’s school record (set in 2002) of six feet and 10 inches. Williams cleared six feet and 10.5 inches with the next closest competitors only clearing six feet and four inches.
That’s how the day started for Cuero on May 6. It finished with Brooke Wendel earning her team a point with her sixth place finish in the 1,600 meters. In between those events, Mackenzie Blain took part in pole vault, and the girls’ 800 meter relay team had their race.
Clearing each of his first three heights with relative ease, Williams’ confidence surged. Once he went over at six feet and six inches, the event was over, but Williams kept going.
“Just stay confident and stay true to myself and just believe I can clear anything that came up to me,” he said afterwards. “I was confident about what I was doing today.”
If winning gold wasn’t impressive enough for Williams, he was able to do it despite dealing with an ankle injury, which had plagued him since the long jump event at regionals.
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