• FHS junior Megan Daley cleared 5 foot 5 inches to win silver in high jump at the UIL Class 4A state track meet Friday in Austin. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

FHS' Daley wins silver at state track meet

Megan Daley finished her first state track tournament with a new medal and a new goal: win a championship.

Daley, a junior at Fredericksburg High School, cleared 5 feet 5 inches during the UIL Class 4A State Track and Field Championships’ girls’ high jump competition to win a silver medal Friday, May 12, at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

Her jump was a personal best and put her just an inch away from the best mark in the competition, Ally Andress of Glen Rose’s 5 foot 6 inch clearance.

“Getting to the state meet is extremely tough, but then medaling is something that is even more difficult and Megan was able to do that as just a junior in high school,” coach Dan Aldrich said. “She is excited to finish her year with a new personal best and already has her sights set on increasing the mark for next year as her goal is to return to state and earn gold in the high jump.”

Daley also finished ninth in the 300-meter hurdles.

Senior Abby Spurgin finished the Class 4A shot put competition just an inch away from earning FHS a second medal, finishing the meet with a throw of 41 feet 5 inches to finish fourth.

Spurgin’s personal-best throw finished right behind Lauryin Dixon of Princeton, who finished third with a throw of 41 feet 6 inches, and Tashundra Reeves of Mexia, who earned second place with a mark of 41 feet 6.5 inches.

The two athletes combined for 12 points, giving the Billies a 15th-place finish as a team.

Bryce Raders was the boys’ only entrant in the state meet and didn’t place after failing to clear his opening height of 15 feet.

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