Lingleville completes journey at state track meet

Lady Cards sent school record five athletes in three relays

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Lingleville placed seventh, eighth iand ninth in the Stae Meet

AUSTIN ( May 12, 2017) — Lingleville made school history this weekend, sending five athletes – its most ever – to compete in the UIL Track & Field State Meet.

There was Lingleville on the electronic signs in front of thousands announcing lane assignments and results at one of the most prestigious sporting events in all of Texas.

Five Lady Cardinals combined to qualify for state ail three relay events – the 4×100 meter, the 4×200 and the 4×400.

“These girls have set the bar high for future generations here at Lingleville,” said Sparks.

The Lady Cardinal 4×100 and 4×200 team, in the order they run, is made up of Selina Alvardo, Nicole Koke, Natalie Koke and Sam Rodriguez.

They shuffle the deck and bring in one fresh face of the 4×400, running in this order – Sam Rodriguez, Natalie Koke, Ilse Dboer a and Nicole Koke.

Lingleville’s best finish was seventh, that coming in the 4×200, which they finished in 1:53.14. They were eighth in the 4×400 in 4:25.32 and ninth in the 4×200 in 53.58.

“I am very proud of my team and everything we have accomplished,” said Nicole Koke, and Selina Alvarado concurred, saying “I’m so proud and happy to be part of this amazing team. It’s been months of hard work and dedication and now they’re paying off.”

Natalie Koke agreed the best part is getting rewarded for so much effort.

“I’m excited that our hard work is finally paying off and I’m really proud of my team. They are super dedicated.

Dedicated enough to team up to reach state in three events for a school that in the past has by and large struggled to get anyone there in one.

“These girls won so much just getting here and proving that they can show up and compete with the very best their classification has to offer,” said Sparks. “What an experience to be a part of, it’s great.”

The Cardinals eighth  again in the 4×400 in 4:25.32.


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