Junior track and field athlete, Dane Vernor (second from right in top photo) capped off a very successful season with his first appearance at the UIL, state track and field championships in Austin, this past Friday, May 10th. Dane finished 8th in the competition which included nine (9) athletes from around the state of Texas in conference 5A. Cooper McDonald of Justin Northwest won the event with a throw of 178’11.”
Dane was seeded 5th after 3 preliminary throws with a best of 152’8.” The junior got going on his first throw of the finals with a heave of over 160 feet, but he was marked with a “foot” foul which negated the good toss. The junior discus thrower/hurdler will look to return to state next year as a senior. Congratulations to Dane, his family, and throws coach, Hank Hollywood (above photos, courtesy of Coach Hollywood).