High School track and field will be different in 2021 and meets are trying to meet the changes to have a successful and safe season.
On March 19, 2021, the Marble Falls Inv. will look a little different than in years past. This season, the meet will focus on individual events with only one relay. The sprint events competed will be the 200m and the 400m, with distance events ranging from the 800m through the 3,200m; field events will include the high jump and the pole vault.
This year, athletes are able to register as club members and individuals.
Marble Falls is in Central Texas, 38 miles northwest of Austin, 3 hours from Houston, 3 hours from Dallas, and one and a half hours from San Antonio.
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Marble Fall High school is home to some of the top athletes in the state this year. Bailey Goggans is three time UIL 5A Texas state champion over the 400m and 800m. The Texas A&M University signee is one of Texas most elite athletes over the last four seasons.
Kason O'Riley is the top returning high jumper from the 2020 season. He qualified for the UIL 5A state meet in the high jump in 2019 as a sophomore and quickly got off to a hot start last season with two 6-10 jumps before the shutdown. The University of Oklahoma signee went last year jumping at least 6-8 every meet.
Marble Falls is also where one of Texas' most successful distance runners started his career. Olympian and University of Texas graduate Leonel Manzano once donned the purple and gold uniform. Manzano won nine UIL 4A state champion, five NCAA championships, nine NCAA All-American honors, two US National Championships, two Olympic teams, and is an Olympic silver medalist.
Registration is now open on MileSplit and will close on March 16, 2021 or when events and the meet fills up.