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Ennis Athlete of the Week


Photo: Mark Warde


Heath Vernor


Don’t look now but a younger, taller version of Ennis Track & Field performer, Dane Vernor, is not on the scene, but he is picking up steam.

Heath Vernor accounted for 27 points for his team as Ennis won the Bullard-Williams Relays at Corsicana’s Tiger Stadium. Dane, a stout-built senior, was a standout linebacker for the Lions over the past two seasons, as well as reaching state in the discuss throw in 2019. His brother, Heath, a freshman, is a 6’1 wide receiver.

He has placed or was near the top three in medals in all discus events he’s competed in this new track season. Heath was first in the 300 meter hurdles, finished second in the 110 meter hurdles, and hurled the discus 144’6, which was second to Dane at 156’6.