Keith MacPherson, Sports Editor
AUSTIN — Lindsay’s Lauren Gibbs brought home a pair of gold medals to highlight a number of area athletes who competed at the UIL State Track and Field Championships over the weekend.
Gibbs took first in the 800- and 1600-meter runs in the Class 1A competition at the final meet of the year held in Austin on the campus of the University of Texas.
Gibbs edged out Farwell’s Chelsea Bass by a step in the 800-meter run with a 2 minute, 19.72 second finish. Bass crossed the finish line at 2:19.93 in the two-lap race.
The 1600 came a little easier for Gibbs as she finished in 5 minutes, 20.39 seconds, topping Jewett Leon’s Sarah Hillman by a second. Valley View’s Kayley Calhoun took fifth in the race -- she finished second in the 3200 on Friday.
Valley View’s Gonzo Dominguez topped teammate Micah Davidson by a hair in the boys’ Class 1A 1600-meter run. Dominguez finished with a time of 4 minutes, 40.79 seconds to Davidson’s 4:41.42 in the mile race.
Gainesville’s David Moore finished fifth in the Class 3A long jump. The senior jumped at 21 feet, 11.75 inches while Splendora’s Jay Bradford posted a leap of 23-11.5 inches. Moore will go on to play football at East Central Oklahoma next year.
Muenster’s Amber Walterscheid took the bronze medal in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.07 seconds. Albany’s Kami Norton took first place with a new Class 1A record of 43.71 seconds.
Muenster’s Cole Walterscheid was sixth in the long jump with a jump of 21 feet. Football standout Dee Paul, of Munday, took first with a jump of 23 feet, 10.5 inches. The Walterscheid brother and sister duo were the lone state participants for the Hornet track program.
Lindsay’s Austin Bird finished ninth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.97 seconds. Paul also took first in the 300-meter hurdles with a near-Class 1A record of 37.78 seconds.