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Days after capturing the bronze medal in the boys 110-meter hurdles at the Texas Relays earlier this month, Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter was back on the Bulldog track to fine-tune his form during a recent practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

High school hurdlers need ‘fearlessness’ to compete, say coaches

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School sophomore Ian Carter’s finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the Texas Relays on April 2 says plenty about him and Highland Lakes hurdlers. Carter captured bronze in 14.78 seconds, slightly behind Stafford’s Caleb Parker, who was second in 14.64 seconds. Both runners are in Class […]

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Marble Falls High School senior runner Nydia Castro (seated, left) signs her letter of intent to run for Ranger College on March 11 as Mustangs head cross-country and girls track coach Anthony Torns (seated) and parents, Javier and Gabriela Castro, look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner Nydia Castro headed to Ranger College

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Before Marble Falls High School senior runner Nydia Castro signed her letter of intent to compete for Ranger College on March 11, she scanned the room of familiar faces that included her family, teammates, friends and school officials. (more…)

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Llano track coach, offensive coordinator takes job at Claude

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A Llano High School coaching resignation means athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter has another duty. Jarrett Vickers was named the head football coach and athletic director at Claude High School, which is near Amarillo. He was approved for hire Feb. 18. Vickers was the boys […]

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Marble Falls track, receivers coach hired as New Diana AD

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School coach Robbie Coplin will become the New Diana athletic director and head football coach, pending board approval Feb. 15. Coplin, who is the Mustangs head track-and-field coach and the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach for the football team, has been at Marble Falls […]

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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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Burnet track brings home silvers from regionals, heading to state meet

KINGSVILLE — Two Burnet High School track-and-field athletes and one relay team has qualified for the Class 4A state meet. The athletes finished in the top two of events at the Class 4A Region IV meet May 1-2. (more…)

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Faith Academy track athletes headed to state meet May 8-9

FROM STAFF REPORTS BASTROP — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls track-and-field team finished second at the Class 3A south regional meet at Bastrop Memorial Stadium on April 30. (more…)

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Two Marble Falls track athletes qualify for state meet May 15

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — On the days they needed to perform at their best, Marble Falls High School senior discus thrower Ryan Becker and junior hurdler Natalie Schulz did just that to qualify for the Class 5A state meet. Becker threw a personal best 156 feet 3 inches to finish second […]

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Former Marble Falls track star inducted into ACU Sports Hall of Fame

Former Marble Falls track star inducted into ACU Sports Hall of Fame

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ABILENE — As Ann Foster Faulknor was setting triple jump records at Abilene Christian University, the 1983 Marble Falls High School graduate never dreamed she would land in the university’s Sports Hall of Fame. But that’s what happened when Faulknor returned to the campus April 10 with her husband, Chris, […]

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Retiring coach Kyle Futrell reflects on a memorable track record, athletes

Retiring coach Kyle Futrell reflects on a memorable track record, athletes

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Twenty-two years later, Kyle Futrell still has the old checkbook cover with the numbers 19 and 1¾ on it. The cover serves as a reminder of what athletes can accomplish when they’re loosened, focused and fight for victory. (more…)

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Several Burnet track athletes headed to regional meet

BURNET — Thirteen track-and-field athletes and three relay teams for Burnet High School advanced to the Class 4A Region IV meet thanks to their finishes at the District 25 and 26-4A area meet April 23. Athletes had to finish in the top four in each event to qualify for regionals. (more…)

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Faith girls 2nd at district; several athletes qualify for regionals

SAN ANTONIO— Faith Academy of Marble Falls made its first appearance at the District 3 Class 3A track-and-field meet of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on April 21. (more…)

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Several Marble Falls track athletes headed to regional meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Good thing the Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team is used to big meets coming down to the 4×400-meter relay. The Lady Mustangs relay team of Natalie Schulz, Maddie Johnson, Sarah Lewis and Tess Johnson finished second in the event to help the squad capture the District 25 and […]

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Top track athletes coming to Marble Falls for area meets

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Many of Central Texas’ best track-and-field athletes will make their way to Mustang Stadium and Leonel Manzano Track for an area meet April 23. (more…)

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Marble Falls coach Kyle Futrell retiring, two more resign

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Two more Marble Falls Independent School District coaches have resigned and another will retire at the end of this school year. (more…)

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Burnet, Llano compete at district track meet

LIBERTY HILL — The Burnet and Llano high school track-and-field teams competed at the District 25-4A meet April 15-16. In the varsity boys division, Burnet finished second with 135 points. Taylor won the meet with 137 points. Llano was fifth with 97 points. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School track athletes Jonathon Abney (left), Royale Brown, Jackson Cox and Jacob Metcalf are ready to run in the 4x400-meter relay at the District 25-5A track-and-field championship. The Mustangs finished seventh in 44.63 seconds. Marble Falls was seventh in the team standings with 27 points. Photos by Diana Cox

15 Marble Falls track-and-field athletes advance to area meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Fifteen Marble Falls High School track-and-field athletes finished in the top four of District 25-5A events April 15-16 to advance to the District 25 and 26-5A area track meet.    The area meet is April 23 at Mustang Stadium and Leonel Manzano Track at Marble Falls High School, […]

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Bulldog Field construction will displace Burnet track athletes

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Now that the installation of synthetic turf and a new track at Bulldog Field will begin April 6, the Burnet school district athletic department has made adjustments to practices for track-and-field runners. (more…)

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Burnet and Marble Falls runners, Olympian Manzano to compete at premier Texas Relays

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Marble Falls High School graduate and Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano along with members of the girls track-and-field teams at Marble Falls and Burnet high schools will compete in the 88th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner James Ramos signs his letter of intent to compete on the cross-country and track team at Ranger College on March 13 as Mustangs head cross-country coach Anthony Torns looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner James Ramos signs with Ranger College

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Four years ago, Marble Falls High School cross-country coach Anthony Torns met eight freshmen who had been very good middle school runners. (more…)

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Spring teams to get recognition at Meet the Mustangs on Jan. 22

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Sports fans have a lot of fun at Meet the Mustangs in August, so the Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club decided to sponsor a second one for this school year. But this time, athletes participating in spring sports will be introduced. (more…)

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