Garza 5th at State Meet

first_img Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSPort Isabel High Lady Tarpon runner Natalie Garza finished fifth in the 400-meter dash at the 2017 UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin last week.Garza was timed at 57.62 seconds and that was her season best. Gold medalist Virginia Kerley, from Taylor, won with the time of 54.38 seconds, and was followed in second place by Dallas Carter’s Deziree Porter (54.99) and Sinton’s MarLee Serrano in third (55.50). Kaitlyn Mathews of Big Spring came home fourth in 57.26 seconds.It was Garza’s second straight trip to the state meet and she improved on last year’s time of 58.32 seconds (4th place) by 0.7 seconds.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedGarza Qualifies for State MeetBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High runner Natalie Garza has qualified for the UIL State Track and Field Meet.  She did it by placing a close third in the 400-meter dash at last week’s Region IV meet in Kingsville. Garza ran a personal-best 57.52 seconds in…May 6, 2016In “News”Return Trip to State for Natalie GarzaBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High runner Natalie Garza has qualified for her second straight state track meet.  She did it by placing a close second in the 400-meter dash at the UIL Region IV meet at Kingsville last weekend. Garza was timed at 58.14 seconds…May 5, 2017In “News”Garza takes silver at State MeetBY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Wynona Garza gave it everything she had at last Saturday’s Women’s State Powerlifting meet in Corpus Christi. She set new personal bests in the squat lift, dead lift, and total lift on her way to a second-place finish. To read the rest of…March 20, 2014In “Sports”last_img