By Danny Hirt
Bolstered by their performances at the TAPPS 1A South Regional track and field meet the week before, the Heritage School girls’ and boys’ teams kept up their championship pace by grabbing the state title in both gender divisions.
The state competition was held May 6-7 in Clyde Hart Stadium on the Baylor University campus in Waco.
Combined, the Heritage teams earned nine first place finishes at the state event: five for the boys (Jackson Shaver — triple jump, long jump, 400-meter run; Dillon Roberts, Bryce Kitzmiller, Lane Pressler, Shaver — 4x100-meter relay and Roberts, Kitzmiller, Parker Given, and Shaver — 4x400-meter relay), and four for the girls (Jesse Mayer — 800-meter run and 1600-meter run; Jamie Hoermann — pole vault, and Lindsey Pressler — 100-meter hurdles).
Coaches for the Heritage track teams are Kevin Perez, Brad Sultemeier, Lisa Sultemeier, Matt Hoermann, Tonya Morrow and Tami Given.