Peyton Oliver, Graci Brown, Tamasha Sellers Win 2A Sprints

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2A Girls 100m

Refugio's Peyton Oliver finished fourth in the 2A Girls 100m in 2022, but she bolted to a quick start and held off Thrall's Avery Koonce to take the title in 2023. Oliver crossed the tape in 11.99 after entering the meet with the second fastest seed time.

For Koonce, it was a big race as she was nearly stride-for-stride with Oliver until the final 10 meters. Koonce finished seventh in 2022 and was only the fifth seed this year, but she used an excellent start to nab the silver medal in 12.12. Taffi Adams a junior from Tioga came across in third  in 12:16.

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2A Girls 400m

The fastest seed time was Sydney Wyrwich, a junior from Stockdale came in with a 58.95.

Graci Brown, a sophomore from Nocona in Lane 4, Isabella Jaime from Farwell in lane 5, Wyrwich in lane 6, Nevaeh Irvin from Thrall in lane 8 came in with sub 60 sec seed times for the quarter mile.

Brown in lane 4 made up the stagger at 200m and continued to leave the rest of the girls behind. Coming down the home stretch Brown led the way, Wyrwich challenged but came up short. Brown finished in first place with a time of 57.69, Wyrwich captured the silver with a 58.04 and Caylee Conley, a senior from Cooper won the bronze at 58:83.

Graci Brown captured her second state title with the 400m win

Photo Credit: Shelton Jolivette/MileSplit TX