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Leonel Manzano wins 1,500-meter national title

FROM STAFF REPORTS SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Middle-distance runner Leonel Manzano won the 2014 U.S. men’s 1,500-meter outdoor national championship June 28. Manzano, a 2004 graduate of Marble Falls High School and former Granite Shoals resident, clocked in at 3 minutes 38.63 seconds for his second U.S. outdoor crown as a professional and fifth overall, when […]

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Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympian Jairo Oriz earned a silver medal in the ball throw and the wheelchair race during the 45th annual Texas Special Olympics Summer Games at the University of Texas-Arlington on May 23-24. The team earned numerous medals, including six golds. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Special Olympics team takes home state medals

FROM STAFF REPORTS ARLINGTON— The Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympics delegation enjoyed the cheers of the crowd May 23-24 during the 45th annual Texas Special Olympics Summer Games at the University of Texas-Arlington. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Special Olympics athletes prepare for area meet

Marble Falls Special Olympics student-athlete Bryant Atkisson (front) races around the first curve during the 200-meter dash with Llano athletes Michael Merkel (back, left) and Marcus Colmn (back, right) hanging close during the April 4 Mustang Round-up Track and Field Meet. Both the Marble Falls and Llano squads are heading to Leander’s Bible Stadium on […]

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Special Olympics athletes show their mettle at Marble Falls competition

The Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympics squad enters Mustang Stadium on April 4 for the 2014 Mustang Roundup Track and Field Meet. The event drew about 100 athletes from across Central Texas. The blustery wind didn’t down the spirit of the student-athletes as they competed throughout the day. The next major meet for […]

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MFISD Special Olympians train for Mustang Roundup

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Special Olympics has become a family affair for Paulette Morrow’s clan. Her oldest daughter, Kimberly, is in training for the upcoming Mustang Roundup, but her younger daughter, Amber, is right there on the track helping out. (more…)

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Marble Falls Special Olympics athletes training for upcoming contests

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — It’s just another basketball practice. Coaches put groups of student-athletes through various drills on different parts of the court. Coach Devin Wuest works with a group near the basket on the south side of the court. Gavin Smith goes over some dribbling drills with several more athletes […]

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Leonel Manzano doesn’t make finals in 1,500 meters at World Championships

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MOSCOW — Only one American advanced to the 1,500-meter finals in the International Association of Athletics Federations Track and Field World Championships. His name is Matthew Centrowitz. Former Marble Falls High School middle-distance runner and Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano did not advance to the finals during the semifinal round […]

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Tatum Hopkins competes in the 200 meters while running in a regional meet of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation at Dragon Stadium in Round Rock. Courtesy photo

Area track athletes headed to Texas Amateur Athletic Federation state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ROUND ROCK — Several Burnet County track-and-field athletes are headed to the state meet of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation with their performances at a recent regional meet. The event was July 12 at Dragon Stadium. (more…)

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Leonel Manzano celebrates after winning the silver medal in the 1,500-meter race during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Marble Falls High School graduate is running at meets in Europe this summer to prepare for the World Championships in Moscow on Aug. 10-18. Associated Press photo

Olympian Leonel Manzano in Europe to prepare for World Championships

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano left for Europe on June 26 with several objectives. At the top of the middle-distance runner’s list is to hit the A-standard for the 1,500-meter race — 3 minutes 35 seconds — so he can compete in the World Championships in Moscow on […]

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First Baptist Christian School track team makes history with first meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS JARRELL — The First Baptist Christian School Lions stepped on the track for the squad’s first-ever meet April 25. (more…)

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