Springs’ Collins takes gold, silver in hurdles
Using his experience last year to propel him, Kirk Collins of Clear Springs won the Class 6A 110-meter hurdles at the University Interscholastic League state track and field championships Saturday night, running a 13.82 time to edge Treyvon Mays of Spring (13.85).
Collins also picked up a silver medal, running a 36.86 time in the 300-meter hurdles. He barely missed claiming first place as he was nipped at the wire by Ryan Williams of Arlington Bowie who had a winning time of 36.81.
Collins ran a 13.84 time last year in finishing third in the 110-hurdles at state. Collins took the bronze in the 300-hurdles with a time of 37.44 at the 2018 meet.
Sophomore Chrystal Herpin of Dawson placed third Saturday in the discus with a throw of 146 feet, 11 inches and claimed fifth in the shot put at 43 feet, 8 ¼ inches.
Clear Falls, which a chance to medal in the girls’ 1,600-relay, ran late Saturday night.
Other results from area athletes Saturday night:
Clear Springs’ Lionell Frederick finished seventh in the boys’ discus (165-3).
Clear Brook’s Camryn Dixon finished eighth in the girls’ 100 meters (11.88).
Clear Falls’ Kennedy Wade finished sixth in the girls’ 800 meters (2:13.56).
Clear Falls’ Chermariea Hardy finished seventh in the girls’ 400 meters (55.83).
Clear Creek’s Olivia Leuking finished seventh in the girls’ pole vault (12-0)
Dawson’s Amari Ferguson finished eighth in the girls’ 100-hurdles (14.64).
Friendswood’s Mike Hermes took sixth in the boys’ high jump (6-4).