AIRS THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY ON FLOTRACK/MILESPLIT
High school track and field fans always have their eyes tuned into the UIL Texas State Track and Field Championships. Fast times and great jumps always happen when the weather is conducive in Austin.
This year, there are a couple of events that will have chances to break Texas UIL state meet records and even some with a chance to break national records. View the list below to see what national records could be broken and then the UIL overall state meet records that could go down.
Fort Bend Marshall 4x100 Relay
The Missouri City, Texas boys from Thurgood Marshall High School has already done what no other school has imagined possible and that is run under 41 seconds in the 4x100 relay for eleven consecutive seasons. Not even the COVID-19 shortened 2019 season could stop this school from running 40 point in the sprint relay. They are also the only school to run under 40.00 seconds in two different seasons.
This weekend, they are hoping to accomplish another feat no team has ever done and that is to run faster than 39.76. Why do we think they can do it? Well, they already came close at their UIL 5A - 19-20 Area Championship Meet three weeks ago when they tied the US No. 2 all-time mark of 39.80.
Only .04 of a second separates them from history. It's an all or nothing type of deal. The Texas state record is the National Record held by Fort Worth OD Wyatt back in 1998, so it's either they do it or you don't, there is no consolation record with this one.
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Sralla is already the US No. 2 all-time girls discus thrower. The U20 World Junior champion threw 193-8 earlier this season at the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays and just needs five inches to catch the girls record she has been chasing. The mark she needs to get is 198-9 set by Shelbi Vaughan (Mansfield Legacy) in 2012. Vaughan's mark is both the National Record and the Texas State Record.
However, if for some reason Sralla doesn't throw that far out, she can still capture the UIL state meet record of 187-10 also set by Vaughan in 2012. Sralla is on the right track for a future as Vaughan went on to compete in the Olympics.