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Tigers shine at regional, Svoboda qualifies for state


Tigers shine at regional, Svoboda qualifies for state
ROBERT C. McDONALD/Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com Trey Gillis (from left), Abel Ingle, Travis Svoboda, and John Handowski of Floresville High School show off the medals they won after finishing third in the 4x100-meter relay race at the Region IV Class 4A track and field meet May 2-3.


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May 11, 2011
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CORPUS CHRISTI -- After a strong showing in the Region IV Class 4A track and field meet, the Floresville Tigers are holding their heads high. Four of the team’s athletes earned medals, and one has even qualified to compete in the state meet this weekend in Austin.

For senior sprinter Travis Svoboda, 2011 has been a special year. The speedster has been working hard for years, and has finally received his payoff by finishing second this year in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.05 -- earning himself a trip to the state meet. And while the exact date couldn’t be found, it is believed that Svoboda is the first male track and field athlete since the mid-1990s to qualify for the state meet.

Svoboda didn’t have much to say himself, but did confirm his excitement, and said he was planning to “go a little harder” during his final week of training for the state meet. He said he was also going to forgo his taco trips to P&T Cafeteria, at least until after the state meet.

“I’m extremely happy for him,” said Head Track Coach Drew Tackitt. “He has worked hard for four years. He’s been close to the top two or three years and he finally got in this year.”

In addition to his silver medal in the 100-meter dash, Svoboda earned a second medal as one fourth of the Floresville Tiger 4x100-meter relay team. John Handowski, Svoboda, Abel Ingle, and Trey Gillis made up the relay quartet, and the team turned heads at the regional meet when they made the finals as the eighth-seeded team, but then went on to finish third from among the region’s 24 fastest teams. The Tigers took home the bronze medals with a time of 43.67.

Tackitt said the Tigers had “near-perfect” handoffs and ran “one heck of a race” to defy the odds and finish atop the podium in third place. Longtime Tiger athletic supporter Leroy Nitschmann said it was the best relay showing since Floresville stepped up to Class 4A in 1990.

In other boys action, Handowski, Svoboda, Ingle, and Gillis made the finals and finished fifth in the 4x200-meter relay (1:32.03), Gillis made the finals and finished sixth in the 200-meter dash (22.85), Buck Baker competed in the 800- and 3,200-meter runs, Brandon Pogue competed in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, and Matthew Crockett participated in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. The Tigers finished seventh in the overall team standings.

On the girls side, Erica Hernandez led the way by finishing seventh in the 400-meter dash, and eighth in the long jump. She also ran as part of the 4x200-meter relay team, along with fellow Jaguars Payton Cannon, Brooke Meis, and Jennifer Mahula. Renata Gomez competed in the 800-meter run, and Mireya Garza ran in the 300-meter hurdles.
 

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RoxAnne Harrelson  
May 13, 2011 7:50pm
 
Congrats Travis! I know in my heart you will do well tonight. Just remember to be proud of what you have accomplished. We are all proud of you! Run Travis run!

 
Robin Reed  
May 13, 2011 7:42am
 
Congratulations Travis! You are a fine young man that has worked hard for this and you deserve it! I know that you will do your best tonight at the State Meet. Stay loose and enjoy this moment!

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