HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Permian Basin athletes mining metal in Austin

AUSTIN Maci Irons of Monahans had a solid morning at the 2021 UIL State Track and Field Championships Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Irons finished second in the Girls Class 4A Shot Put with a throw of 43 feet, nine inches, with Carlie Weiser of Giddings winning the event at 47-7.

Irons added a second silver medal in the 4A Discus with a mark of 134-11. Weiser again won the gold with a 153-6 effort.

Donovan Ramirez of Odessa Compass Academy earned the first medal in program history when he finished second in the Boys 3A Triple Jump with a leap of 47-6.25.

Chris Preddie of Little River Academy won the event at 47-10.5.

Bradley Peralta of Kermit added another silver medal to the Permian Basin’s haul with a 48.05-second clocking in the Boys 3A 400 meters, finishing just behind Cutler Zamzow of Goliad (47.87).

Marco Rey of Presidio was second in the Boys 3A 3,200 with a time of nine minutes, 32.30 seconds, with Will Boyce of Onalaska winning in 9:27.31.

Rey’s time would have won the Class 4A crown.

Rey earned his second silver of the meet in the Boys 3A 1,600 near the end of the day, finishing in 4:27.56.

Just missing the podium was Macy Watts of Monahans, who finished fourth in the Girls 4A Pole Vault, clearing 12-6 but with too many misses at earlier heights.

Kyle Whisman of Greenwood finished in a tie for fourth in the Girls 4A High Jump with a leap of 5-2.

Jozlyn Arana of Andrews was sixth in the Girls 4A 400 meters, stopping the clock in 58.12 seconds.

Kylie Penders of Alpine finished eighth in the Girls 3A 100 Hurdles in a time of 16.17 seconds.

Sergio Soto of Seminole finished seventh in the Boys 4A Long Jump at 21-5.25.

Andrews finished ninth in the Boys 4A 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:24.08