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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. Sophomore Natalie Schulz was seventh at the Class 4A state meet May 9.

The two teamed with juniors Sarah Lewis and Maddie Johnson in the 1,600-meter relay, where the Lady Mustangs finished ninth in 3:59.44.

Schulz’s best mark in the long jump came on her final attempt, her sixth jump, at 17 feet 5 inches. She would have been sixth, but Yvonne Butler of Austin Reagan jumped 17-6 1/4 on her final attempt.

Still, head coach Kyle Futrell was pleased that Schulz saved her best for last. He noted being seventh out of 240 Class 4A schools “is a great deal.”
“She was right at her best ever,” he said.

Futrell couldn’t help by grin when he added that Schulz “wasn’t quite as nervous at our meet as she was (at the state meet.) She competed.”

The sophomore made her debut at the state meet, so the setting, the atmosphere and being among the best in Texas was new for her, the coach said.

“It’s hard to come down here,” he said. “But we got one under our belts. Now it’s time to roll.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com