Great Showing for Area Teams at State Track and Field Meet
It was a very successful U.I.L. State Track and Field Meet for many competitors from the Texas Panhandle.
The Valley Patriots successfully defended their 1A team championship. Valley was led by Jake Merrill, who won the 800 and 1600. It’s the fourth straight year Merrill has won the 800. He also set a 1A state record in that event. Valley also took gold medals in two relay races.
Sydney Ritter of Groom had an incredible individual performance and finished 4th in the team standings all by herself. Ritter won two gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze.
The Vega girls team finished 2nd in the 1A meet.