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Lady Gobblers are District track champs

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Trailing by 30 points going into the running finals of this year’s district track & field championships at Navarro High School, the Cuero High School Lady Gobblers were anything but phased and showcased some of their best performances of the season despite the adversity they faced.

One of their top runners, Ibree Coe, was injured, while Marlee Blain suffered an injury the day before during triple jump. Nothing would prevent them from capturing the district title and advancing a slew of girls to area on April 17 in Devine. Brooke Wendel, one of Cuero’s top individual athletes, started the day off well with a massive win the 800 meter run before going onto win the mile and put the Lady Gobblers in position to win.

“That girl was right in front of me, and I knew I wanted to go for a PR [personal record],” Wendel said after winning the 800.

“I knew if I didn’t start pumping my arms, I wasn’t going to be able to get ahead of her. I kept my head up and told myself to get faster and faster.”

On the boys side, Cuero finished in third place but had their best outing of the season in all three of the relays. “Overall, I’m very proud of them for the fact that in all three relays we PR’d by a good amount,” varsity boys head coach Dennis Remmers said. 

Read the full article and find the district track results in this week's edition of The Cuero Record. Call 361-275-3464 to subscribe.

 

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