Billies boys' track competes in Dripping Springs

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Fredericksburg High School’s varsity and junior varsity boys’ track and field teams both finished fifth in the Dripping Springs Tiger Relays on Saturday in Dripping Springs.

The varsity track team earned 42 points in Drippings Springs, and the junior varsity earned 56.66.

“I was extremely pleased with the effort of the team and am excited about the season,” coach Gilbert Renaud said. “We have over 100 boys in the track program and they are working very hard.”

Bryce Raders earned a gold medal and the Tiger Relays’ meet record in the pole vault by clearing a height of 15 feet, 6 inches. Raders finished sixth in discus.

Other medal winners were Tyler Burns (silver in long jump) and Cristian Hernandez (bronze in triple jump).

Two junior varsity athletes earned gold medals in Drippings Springs.

Bryce Kitzmiller won the 400-meter run and Ben Ferris finished first in pole vault.

Also winning medals were Troy Kneese (silver in the 400), Shae Slaughter (bronze in the 300-meter hurdles), Cullen Yates (bronze in shot put) and the 4x400-meter relay team of Hayden Ahrens, Josh Wienecke, Bryce Kitzmiller and Troy Kneese.

Up next for the Billies is the Carlin Wicker Relays on Saturday, March 4, at FHS Stadium.

The meet begins with the 3200-meter run at 8:30 a.m.

Field events start at 9:30 a.m. and running events begin at 1:30 p.m.

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