FHS girls' track wins Class 4A silver, Raders takes boys' pole vault
Fredericksburg High School’s girls’ track program reached its goal of earning a medal finish at state.
The Billies’ team of Megan Daley, Anna Gold, Aleah Constantine and Molly Pluenneke combined to finish second in the UIL Class 4A Track and Field State Championships on Friday and Saturday at Mike A. Myers Complex in Austin.
The team earned 44 total points from five events, finishing behind state champions Dallas Carter and giving the school its best team finish.
FHS capped the day with a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay, with Gold, Constantine, Pluenneke and Daley finishing in a season-best time of 3:58.00 to earn 16 points and push past Atlanta for state silver.
Daley, a senior, led the Billies by winning state titles in both the 300-meter hurdles (running a time of 44.75 seconds) and the high jump (reaching 5 feet 6 inches), and finishing third place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.75 seconds.
Gold, a freshman, ran the 400-meter dash in 58.62 seconds to finish fifth.
FHS boys’ track
Bryce Raders ended his FHS track and field proving that he’s the cream of the crop in Class 4A.
The senior cleared a personal best height of 16 feet 1 inch to win the boys’ pole vault competition by more than a foot.
Raders and fellow senior Sean Majors, who finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 22 feet 6.5 inches, earned a combined 12 points to finish as the 17th place team.