Sixteen area athletes completed their track and field seasons at the state meet Friday and Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
Six Luling athletes and 10 Shiner athletes participated in the final Texas high school track and field meet of the season. Luling participated in Friday’s Class 2A event, while Shiner was involved in the Class A meet Saturday.
All three Shiner boys relay teams -- 400, 800 and 1,600-meter -- finished in the top five in their respective races to give the Comanches a third-place finish with 36 points in the team standings. Munday ran away with the team title as it scored 94 points, while Stamford edged Shiner for second with 37.
The Comanches finished second in the 800 and 1,600 relay races. Marcus Coleman, Trevion Flowers, Evel Jones and Zach Lawrence gave the 800 relay a finishing time of 1:28.88 -- just .09 seconds behind race winner Stamford (1:28.79). The team of Jones, Lawrence, Lucian Blaschke and Marlon Wallace took second in the 1,600 relay (3:23.47).
The 400 relay team of Coleman, Flowers, Jones and Lawrence took fifth in the 400 relay with a time of 43.51 seconds. With their second-place finishes, the 800 and 1,600 relay teams scored 16 points each, while the 400 relay team earned four.
For the Shiner girls, LaNeshia Hunt finished second in the 100 run (12.45) and Stacey Perez took fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.41) to give the Lady Comanches their only points in the team standings (12). Shiner finished in a 15th-place tie with Gruver in the team standings.
Meloni Berger took seventh in the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.82. Berger, Hunt and Perez teamed up with Cassie Stafford in the 400 relay as the quartet finished eighth (50.85).