UIL STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET

STATE CHAMP: Iraan's Axel Santana strikes state gold in 2A triple jump

Fort Stockton's Herrera, Buena Vista's Bardea take bronze Fort Stockton's Herrera, Buena Vista's Bardea take home bronze medal

Axel Santana of Iraan High School won the state 2A Triple Jump title.
Axel Santana of Iraan High School won the state 2A Triple Jump title.
Scott W. Coleman
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Iraan's Axel Santana has won the state championship in the 2A Triple Jump event at the UIL State Track and Field Championships in Austin.

Two other local athletes have earn bronze medals for third-place performances:

• Fort Stockton High School senior Andric Herrera earned a bronze medal in the class 4A boys high jump at the UIL Track & Field State Championships May 11 in Austin with jumps of 6-02, 6-04 and 6-06. This is his second trip to the state meet. He competed last year but did not medal.

• Buena Vista freshman Candelario Bardea took the bronze in the 1A boys 400m dash with a time of 50.90 – .10 better than his time in the region finals.

Iraan's Lynda Martinez did not medal in the Class 2A girls 3200-meter race, but is back later for the 1600, her best event.

Skylar Maurer of Iraan High School did not medal in the Class 2A girls pole vault.

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