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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Marble Falls promotes baseball coach to lead spot; seven other hires made

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District made eight athletic department hirings at a special meeting July 9. The Mustangs’ baseball program has a new head coach, and an old one at the same time. Tim Hulon was promoted to head coach from within the program. Athletic director Matt Green […]

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Marble Falls honors athletes at awards ceremony May 19

MARBLE FALLS — Audience members loudly applauded the accomplishments of the Marble Falls High School tennis, golf, powerlifting and track-and-field teams during the annual awards ceremony May 19. Each coach handed out individual team awards and certificates of participation.  (more…)

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Lady Mustangs finish 5th, 7th and 9th at state track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS  — The Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team completed its season at the Class 4A state meet May 9. Sophomore Chase Martin was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.49 seconds, 0.03 seconds off the school record. Martin was seventh in the 300-meter hurdles in 44.99 seconds. […]

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Marble Falls track team members get set for state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Members of the Marble Falls High School track-and-field team were given lane assignments for running events and jumping orders for the long jump for the Class 4A state meet May 9. The meet is at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus, 707 Clyde […]

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Marble Falls girls track second at regionals; 5 going to state

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — Five Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field athletes qualified for the Class 4A state meet thanks to top-two finishes at the Region IV meet April 25-26 at Heroes Stadium. The Lady Mustangs finished tied for second in the team standings with 54 points. San Antonio Brennen won […]

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Marble Falls girls track squad takes area meet title

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team continued its winning streak at the District 25 and 26-4A area meet April 16. The Lady Mustangs captured the title with 129 points. Second-place finisher Leander scored 84, while Leander Vandegrift had 78 and Leander Rouse finished with 69. (more…)

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Marble Falls track teams keep momentum at area meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School track-and-field teams are performing the way they were projected to at the District 25-26-4A area meet April 16. The Mustangs arrived to the meet with the top four marks in most of their events. “We’ve done well,” Marble Falls head coach Kyle Futrell […]

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Marble Falls girls track team wins district title

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The talk on the first day of the District 25-4A track-and-field meet was that the race for the team championship was wide open. Too bad no one told the Lady Mustangs. Because by the end of the 300-meter hurdles, Marble Falls won the meet after sweeping the medals […]

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Marble Falls High School junior Hanner Shipley throws a discus mark of 125 feet 9 inches to finish fourth at the District 25-4A meet April 9 behind teammate Ryan Becker's 129-6. Both qualified for the District 25 and 26 area meet April 16 at the Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road in Austin. Shipley also was third in the shot put with a heave of 43-8½ and will compete at the area meet in that event. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls track-and-field athletes qualify for area meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Several members of the Marble Falls High School track-and-field team qualified for the area competition with top three finishes at the District 25-4A meet April 9. Jordan Wright is the district champion in the 3,200 meters, finishing in 9 minutes 47 seconds, which was 20 seconds faster than […]

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MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK: Marble Falls, Burnet and Llano

FROM STAFF REPORTS LAKE TRAVIS — The Marble Falls Middle School track-and-field teams competed at the district meet April 4. The seventh-grade boys scored 70 1/5 points, while the eighth-grade boys earned 91 points. Both teams finished fourth in the standings. (more…)

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Area track teams compete at Daybreak Rotary Mustang Relays

MARBLE FALLS — Eight track-and-field teams competed at the Daybreak Rotary Mustang Relays on March 27. Host team Marble Falls High School placed first in three divisions: varsity girls with 114 points, junior varsity girls with 107 points and junior varsity boys with 131 points. The varsity boys were third with 73½ points.  (more…)

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