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Buckaroos to compete at State track meet on Thursday; send-off planned for Wednesday morning

Buckaroos to compete at State track meet on Thursday; send-off planned for Wednesday morning
May 10
16:11 2022

Five Breckenridge Buckaroos will compete at the UIL’s 2022 Track and Field State Meet on Thursday in Austin.

Breckenridge High School Senior Daniel Valdez; juniors Chase Lehr, Sean Cooksey, Adrian Ruiz and Anson Rodgers; and freshman Sawyer Wimberley will travel to Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin for Thursday’s events. BISD Athletic Director Casey Pearce said there will be a send-off for the Buckaroos at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, in front of the high school.

Chase Lehr competes at the Buckaroo Relays in March, where he broke a school record in the 1,600-meter race. He will run the 800 meter race at the State meet on Thursday. (Photo by Calvin Best/BISD)

Lehr will run in the 800-meter race at 5:20 p.m.; Cooksey will compete in the 100-meter at 6:05 p.m.; the 4×200 relay team of Ruiz, Valdez, Cooksey and Wimberley will run at 6:25 p.m.; and Ruiz will run in the 200-meter dash at 7:30 p.m. Rodgers and Lehr are alternates for the relay team.

The Buckaroos, who are coached by Mark Young, qualified for the State meet by placing in the top two in the Regional Track Meet at Abilene Christian University last month. The Breckenridge boys finished in second place overall with 55 points.

In the 800-meter, Lehr won the gold (1:54.45), and Caleb Cameron placed seventh. In the 4×200 relay, Ruiz, Valdez, Wimberley and Cooksey came in first place with a time of 1:28.52. In the 100-meter, Cooksey placed second with a time of 10.5. In the 200-meter, Ruiz placed second with a time of 22.01. In the 1,600-meter, Lehr came in third with a time of 4:31.52, and Cameron placed 16th. In the 4×100 relay, Wimberley, Cooksey, Rodgers and Adrian Ruiz placed seventh. In the shot put, Harley Davis placed seventh; in the discus, Davis placed fifth and Isaak Eutimio placed 11th; and, in the pole vault, Jaxon Escalon placed sixth.

Earlier in April, the boys track team placed second overall in the Area track meet, which was held in Breckenridge, and they won first place overall at the District meet, which was held at City View High School in Wichita Falls.

The Buckaroos 4×200 relay team of Sean Cooksey, Adrian Ruiz, Daniel Valdez and Sawyer Wimberley is pictured here after placing first at the District meet and setting a new school record of 1:30.68 in the race. They placed second at the Area meet and first in the Regional meet. They will compete in the State meet on Thursday. (Photo by Zoey Cotter/Breckenridge High School)

Anson Rodgers takes the baton from Adrian Ruiz in the 4×100 relay race at the Buckaroo Relays in March. The team, which also includes Sean Cooksey and Sawyer Wimberley, came in first in District and first at Area. Rodgers is an alternate for the 4×200 team that will run at the State meet. (Photo by Calvin Best/BISD)

Cutline, top photo: Sawyer Wimberley hands off the baton to Sean Cooksey during the Buckaroo Relays, held in Breckenridge in March. Wimberley and Cooksey, along with team members Daniel Valdez and Adrian Ruiz, and alternates Anson Rodgers and Chase Lehr, will compete in the 4×200 relay at the State meet on May 12. Lehr, Cooksey and Ruiz will also compete in other races at the meet. (Photo by Calvin Best, BISD)

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