LEAPING BACK TO  AUSTIN
Klondike senior Alexi Bushong now finds herself preparing for the state track meet in Austin in three different events.
LEAPING BACK TO AUSTIN Klondike senior Alexi Bushong now finds herself preparing for the state track meet in Austin in three different events.

The   Borden County Coyotes and Klondike Cougars both are heading back to the   UIL Class 1A State Track and Field Championships at the University of Texas’s Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Borden County senior Nick Proulx, the lone holdover from last year’s 400-meter relay squad, now finds himself going back to that state meet in both the 200-meter dash as well as the 1,600-meter  relay. Joining Proulx on that state-bound 1,600-meter relay are Ryan Willborn, Morgan Wilson and Easton Edwards. 
All four of those young men also played key roles on the Coyotes’ second straight state six-man football championship squad, as well as their second straight state tournament hoop squad.
“Like in any other track meet, a lot of it’s about rolling the dice highs and lows, but overall we felt pretty good about how well our kids competed,” BC Coach Trey Richey said. 
The Coyotes also will be represented in four different events at this year’s Class 1A girls’ state track meet. After running the 1,600 at last year’s state meet, BC sophomore Hailey Lowrey will be running  both the 1,600 and 3,200 at this year’s state meet.
“Hailey ended up setting two school records last weekend to get back to state. Hailey was leading one of her races the first seven and a half laps before finishing second and then went from third to second in her other race. We’ve been working on her speed and that helped,” Coach Richey said.

 

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