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Marble Falls High School graduate and middle-distance runner Leonel Manzano is warming up for the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships and the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2016. AP file photo

Olympian Leonel Manzano warming up for a big 2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Olympic medalist and Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano is using the final weeks of 2015 to get ready for a big 2016. (more…)

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Leo Manzano headed to World Championships with Team USA

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Oregon — Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano made his seventh Team USA squad June 27 during the U.S. Track and Field Championships. The World Championships are Aug. 22-30 in Beijing. (more…)

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Former Mustang Leonel Manzano running for spot at world meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Oregon — Leonel Manzano spent Father’s Day with his family June 21, electing to rest days before boarding a plane to the U.S. Track and Field Championships, where he’ll run in the 1,500-meter race. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior pole vaulter Blake Skoog (seated) on May 20 signed her letter of intent to compete for the University of North Texas as Burnet coaches Glen Hafley (standing, left) and Doug Messer and her mother, Suzzanne Haney, celebrated the moment with her. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet pole vaulter Blake Skoog receives scholarship to UNT

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Blake Skoog always has been somewhat of a thrill seeker. Years before she secured an athletic scholarship to be a pole vaulter for the University of North Texas, the Burnet High School senior spent her time working with horses. (more…)

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Marble Falls discuss thrower Ryan Becker wins bronze at state meet

Marble Falls discuss thrower Ryan Becker wins bronze at state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — As Marble Falls High School junior discus thrower Ryan Becker waited his turn for his sixth toss at the Class 5A state meet May 15, throwing coach Ricky Sparks reminded him it was his final chance to medal. “I’m due for a good one because all I have to […]

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Faith Academy girls track team brings home bronze from state

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF WACO — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls track-and-field team finished third at the Class 3A state meet of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on May 8-9. (more…)

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