2A Boys 800m
Jhoan Menjivar a junior from Plains had the best time coming in, but it was a fast first 200m for Aiden Summers (Riesel) in 25 seconds. Menjivar caught up but was a step behind at the halfway mark as it was 54.45 for Summers.
It wasn't until 500 that Menjivar caught up and passed him for a 1:24 split. Summers stayed in second with Coleman behind him.
Menjivar would power home and Jace Coleman of (Rio Vista) would pass Summers on the home stretch. Menijivar finished with a 60 second last lap and closed strong for the win with a 1:55.45, Coleman finished with a 1:57.37 and Summers ended with a 1:57.69.
2A Boys 1600m
Wolfe City's Caden Thurman finished off a dominant day by
winning the 2A Boys 1600m. Thurman was never challenged in either the 3200m or
the 1600m and was impressive in both performances. He took the lead at 200m into
the race and never looked back as he went out in 62.80 and hit the 800 in
2:09.33. He cruised to the finish in a comfortable 4:23.22.
Behind Thurman there was some racing action. Waco Meyer's Marco Cunningham followed his game plan from the 3200 and waited patiently to make his move. Over the final lap, he moved from fourth into second place with 200 meters remaining and he kicked it in to take his second silver medal of the day. Goldthwaite's Jose Vanegas-Martinez was third in 4:32.27.
Caden Thurman gets second win of the day in the 1600m
Photo Credit: Shelton Jolivette/MileSplit TX