Kratzmeyer wins first at regional meet

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 Mineola’s Abeni Kratzmeyer had a stellar performance as she won the regional pole vault championship at the Region 2 AAA track and field meet held in Whitehouse on Friday and Saturday.

 Kratzmeyer competed with 16 other girls as she won her event by six inches as her final vault measured 11’ 6”. Kratzmeyer will now advance to the UIL State Championships held May 11-12 at the University of Texas in Austin. 

Mineola Track and Field Coach Bill Self said he was pleased with Kratzmeyer for making it to the state championships.

“I am extremely proud of Abby (Abeni). She increased her personal record by a foot against the best competition she has seen this year. I expect her to rise to the occasion and do well at the state meet,” Self said via text on Sunday.

 Other local athletes competing this past weekend included Mineola’s Meghan Brewington who finished her season coming in sixth place in the girls 800 meter run with a time of 2:27.20. Tahjae Black finished her season coming in 11th in the long jump with her final jump measuring 15’ 3 1/4”. She also came in 14th in the triple jump with a final jump measured at 31’ 7”.

 Mineola’s Tiara Stephens finished her season coming in seventh in the girls shot put with her final throw measuring at 32’ 10”. Carlos Galaz finished his season coming in fifth in the boys 1600 meter run with a time of 4:39.14. Wylie Franks finished his season coming in 13th in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.65. Franks also came in seventh in the boys high jump with his final jump measured at 6’.

Mineola’s relay team of Kelby Bruner, Shaw Franklin, Josh Wright and Devin Cormier finished their seasons coming in seventh in the 4X400 meter relay. The relay team finished with a time of 3:30.74.

 For Alba-Golden Mackenzie Parker finished her season coming in fourth in the girls pole vault with her final vault measuring at 8’ 6”. Tobey Sheldon and Chris Chabaud came in sixth and ninth respectively in pole vault. Sheldon’s final vault measured 13’ while Chabaud’s measured 12’.

 For Quitman Madalyn Spears finished her season coming in seventh in the girls 100 meter dash with a time of 12.83. Utopia Henry finished her season coming in sixth in the girls discus with a final throw measured at 103’ 4”. 

Quitman’s Langdon Bautista finished his season coming in fourth in the boys pole vault with his final vault measured at 13’. Quitman’s Sebastian Howell finished his season coming in 13th in the discus throw with his final throw measured at 120’ 10”.

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