Lyssy, Titzman excel at TSU
Danessa Lyssy of Floresville and Kelsey Titzman of Poth celebrate after helping the Texas State Bobcats to a Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championship. Lyssy competes in the pentathlon, while Titzman is a thrower, competing in weight throw, shot put, and discus.
SAN MARCOS -- Back in high school, winning medals and awards in track and field was commonplace for Floresville and Poth graduates Danessa Lyssy and Kelsey Titzman. But for these two, the competition and awards didn’t stop there, and both have had record-setting careers as part of the Texas State Bobcats women’s track and field team. Now, after helping to lead their team at the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, the duo can again call themselves champions.
Lyssy, a Floresville High School graduate who competes in the pentathlon and set a Texas State record earlier this season, has been battling injuries as of late, but didn’t let that stand in the way of helping her team to a championship. Lyssy was as high as second place after several events, and eventually closed out the five-event endeavor with an overall finish of fifth place at the championships in New Mexico.
“Danessa has been struggling with injuries so it was great to see her step in and finish fifth,” said Head Coach Dana Boone.
Lyssy is said to still be battling injury, but continues to compete and even set a new personal best in the javelin while competing at the TCU Invitational in mid-March.
Titzman, a thrower who graduated from Poth, has also been working hard to leave her mark on the school and sport. Titzman had a great showing at the WAC Indoor Championships, as she finished eighth in the 20-pound weight throw, and took home gold with a first-place finish in the shot put. She helped her team win the overall championship, and was later named the Western Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Year.
Titzman kept up with her successful ways, and had a strong showing at the TCU Invitational. She set a new personal record in the discus, and was later named as the Athlete of the Week.
This is the girls’ final season at Texas State, and both have worked hard over the years to achieve all the success they are finding. Good luck, ladies, as you finish out your senior seasons.