Brice Turner Two 4A Sprint Golds And A Jabari Mack Surprise

Boys 100m

From the moment the gun went off, junior Brice Turner out of Bay City separated himself from the other sprinters. The state champion didn't let up at any point during the race and crossed the line with a blazing time of 10.25, nearly a quarter second faster than the next finisher.

Sophomore Will Henderson of Gilmer trailed behind Turner and leaned forward to hold on to the second spot. Henderson recorded a time of 10.48, just edging out Lebron Johnson from Cuero.

Johnson finished the race just a hair behind Henderson with a time of 10.49. All competitors finished the race with a time of 10.7 or lower.

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Boys 400m

This was destined to be a good race. The top 4A boys returner Jayden Palacios (Pleasanton) finished third last season and he would tussle with top regional performers Oliver Ortiz (Dumas) and Jay Castillo (Snyder) who were the only sub 49 second runners from the regional rounds and finalists from last year.

Nevertheless, it was senior Jabari Mack (West Columbia) who didn't qualify last season and freshman Colter Maya (Lindale) who took the first two spots and ran under 49 seconds

Mack would win in 48.51and Maya would dig deep in the final 20 meters to squeeze past Palacios and Jaccoric Allen of Wharton for second.

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Boys 200m

Brice Turner from Bay City had already wrapped up the 100m gold, but the junior wanted more.

His upright stature and form to go with his high stepping strides are a thing of beauty and helped him run 21.04 for the 200m win

Wimberley senior Canyun Staton got up for the runner-up position with his 21.41 from lane one to edge out Decatur senior speedster Will Quintana who finished third in 21.48.

Brice Turner of Bay City gets 100m and 200m wins at UIL 4A state meet

Photo Credit: Chance Kirby