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NISD athletes represent at state track meet

NISD athletes represent at state track meet

Two Newcastle seniors and a sophomore represented their school at the state track and field competition last weekend.

Seniors Isaac King and Ty Strawbridge and sophomore Aubree Clayton each qualified for the state meet in their events after a successful season and followed the playoff schedule. King competed in the pole vault, Strawbridge in the discus and Clayton in the high jump.

The state meet was held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin this past Saturday, May 4th. Although Newcastle’s three athletes did not medal, they performed well among the state’s top athletes in Class 1A.

Strawbridge moved closer to the podium in his event by finishing sixth overall among the men’s discus throwers. The senior recorded a long distance of 141-06, about five feet from third.

King found himself alone in seventh place in the pole vault with a jump a foot and a half from the podium. He recorded a best jump of 12-06 and the third outfielder recorded 14-00. The champion crossed the threshold at 14-09.

Newcastle’s only female representative, Clayton finished just inches from the rest of the field in the high jump. The sophomore posted a 4-10 jump to place eighth. However, the winning jumper landed a score of 5-02, with second through sixth places recording jumps of 5-00.

Reaching the national competition in any sport is already a huge achievement, and these Newcastle athletes competed with the best of them to conclude their athletics season.