The Breckenridge Lady Buckaroo track team made their fourth consecutive appearance at the Class 2A State track and field meet Friday in Austin.

The Lady Bucks finished tied with Schulenburg for 10th place with 18 points total. Dallas Hampton Prep won the Class 2A meet with 66 points.

With the best of the best in the state at the meet, the Lady Bucks still had a strong showing at the meet.
“I thought we did really well in Austin. There is not a lot of teams that get to advance in six events to the state track meet,” said Lady Buckaroo head track coach Kim Dieterich. “I am very proud of this group of girls. This is the second straight year that we have won every meet we have competed in up to state and a lot of teams can't say that.
Sophomore Emma Davis sticks her landing in the triple jump during the Class 2A track and field state championship held in Austin May 9.
Sophomore Emma Davis sticks her landing in the triple jump during the Class 2A track and field state championship held in Austin May 9. (Photo Courtesy of Paige Thompson)
The girls have worked so hard the two years. It's a big deal for us to win regionals two years in a row and go to the state track meet.”

Dieterich says the road to Austin is a tough challenge for most athletes given the strength of competition.
“It is a big deal to get down there (Austin). When you look at all the schools you go through to get there with district, area and regionals, you get to the state meet and realize that is the elite of the elite and the best nine times, heights and distances in the state.”

After a second place finish at the Region I meet in Odessa, Sophomore Emma Davis came away with a silver medal in the triple jump after a jump of 37-73/4.


Chadnee Knox of Omaha Pewitt won gold in the event with a jump of 38-41/4.

Junior Carri Yarbrough placed eighth overall in the high jump competiton with a jump of 5-0. Schulenburg's Sarah Walker took gold in the event clearing 5-6.

Junior Nocona Swindell placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.14 seconds. Swindell also placed eighth in the pole vault with a jump of 10-6.

Ashtin Zamzow of Goliad received a gold medal in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.48 seconds, while Madison Pecot of White Oak earned gold in the pole vault with a Class 2A state meet record of 12-6.

The Lady Bucks' 800 relay team of senior Landre Griffin, junior Madi King, senior Hanna Singleton and Davis might have provided the most excitement in the running events edging past Goliad for fifth place in a time of 1:45.31. Goliad finished in 1:45.32.
Rosebud-Lott won the event and set a Class 2A meet record at 1:40.08.

The 1,600 relay team of Griffin, Davis, King and Singleton placed fifth overall with a time of 4:05.16.
Dallas Hampton Prep won the event with a time of 3:57.12.

The following is the team standings (top 10 only).
1. Dallas Hampton Prep 66; 2. Rosebud-Lott 54; 3. Jefferson 42; 4. Goliad 34; 5. Omaha Pewitt 32; 6. Rogers 24; 7. Farmersville 22; 8. (tie) Crawford, Elkhart 20; 10. (tie) Breckenridge, Schulenburg 18.