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UPDATE: Burnet’s Hudson Bennett wins gold and silver at state track meet

Burnet High School's Hudson Bennett

Burnet High School's Hudson Bennett won the gold medal in the Class 4A boys' 3,200-meter race at the Texas High School State Track and Field Meet on Thursday, May 12, at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet High School junior Hudson Bennett brought home gold and silver from the 2022 Class 4A University Interscholastic League’s State Track and Field Meet on Thursday, May 12. The meet was held at Mike Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin.

Earlier in the day, Bennett finished first in the 3,200-meter event with a time of 9:22.86. It was his second state gold in two years. He also shaved 10 seconds off of the school record in the event.

That evening, Bennett took silver in the 1,600-meter race with a time of 4:19.83, finishing about a second behind gold medalist Angel Sanchez of Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect Bennett’s silver-medal race.

editor@thepicayune.com