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Hampton qualifies for state

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Medina Track and Field athlete Joshua Hampton is headed to state competition after placing second in shot put at the 1A Region IV regionals competition held in League City, Texas, last week.

Hampton’s throw of 42’ 2.5” was not only enough to qualify him for the state meet this weekend, but it was also a personal best.

“Joshua Hampton really stepped up, and put everything together at regionals when it counted,” said Medina Athletic Director Cully Doyle.

The state meet will be held at the University of Texas at Austin starting tomorrow, April 29, and continuing through Saturday, which is when 1A will compete.

Shot put competition is scheduled for 2 p.m.

“Coaches have done a great job growing the program in numbers, and kids are seeing success,” Doyle continued. “There were several kids that went to regionals that did well and improved.

Didi Aguilar finished sixth in the 800-meter run.

“Didi Aguilar is someone to watch moving forward,” said Doyle. “She has a bright future in the sport of Track and Field.”

Medina Track & Field team is taking a State Qualifier athlete to Austin to Compete on Saturday May 8th at 2pm.

Nate Aguilar finished fourth in both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles.

“It will be fun to see Nate get better,” Doyle said.

Doyle also praised the relay teams who competed at regionals: Emma Allison, Taylor Morris, Kaitlyn Grover and Kaidanse Pump in the 4x100, Emma Allison, Kaitlyn Grover, Taylor Morris and Didi Aguilar in the 4x200 and Taylir Morris, Didi Aguilar Kaidanse Pump and Victoria Taccetta in the 4x400.