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San Augustine Boys Place Second in Class A D-I at Saturday’s UIL State Track + Field Championships

San Augustine’s Ty’Aundra Taylor runs the first leg of the Wolves’ silver medal-winning 800-meter relay in Saturday’s Class A Division I final at the UIL state track and field championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

AUSTIN — San Augustine put its speed on display Saturday and came away with a hand full of medals.

The Wolves won three silver medals in a two-hour span at the UIL Class A Division I state track and field championships en route to a second-place team finish. Munday finished first.

“It kinda worked out how we thought it would work out,” said San Augustine boys track coach David Benbow. “We knew Munday was loaded and we knew we were gonna have to win every relay and win our individuals and have them not perform as well. They had us outnumbered a little bit.”

San Augustine’s sprint relay team — Ty’Aundra Taylor, Jarvis Smith, Bobby Tanner, and Anwar Davis — ran a time of 42.43 seconds to finish second and claim the Wolves’ first silver of the day shortly after 12 p.m. Munday edged San Augustine for gold with a 42.05.

Davis brought home San Augustine’s second silver medal with a 10.84-second 100-meter dash, which placed second by only 0.07 seconds behind Dallas Gateway’s Tre’von Morgan.

San Augustine’s third silver came from the say four runners who won second in the sprint relay. The Wolves finished the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:29.46, which trailed only Stamford’s 1:28.62.

“Anwar is huge because he’s one of those guys because he is a team-first guy,” Benbow said. “He loves being an anchor on the relays. He runs faster with a baton in his hand than he runs in his individual events, and that’s special when you do that.”

On the girls side of the 1A D-I competition, San Augustine’s Latavia Edwards placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.03 seconds.

 

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