Seven Tigers compete at state track

Seven Dripping Springs athletes took on the best in Texas when they hit the UIL state track meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin Friday. Leading the Tigers was junior runner Avery Kalsu who took 4th place in the 5A girls 400-meter dash, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal by .07 seconds. On the boys side, Tiger senior Bobby Holt completed his track career by taking 6th place in the Boys 800-meter run. Also competing was Marleena Mickel who took 8th in the Girls 3200-meter run, as well as the Tiger boys 4×400 team of Tyler Herron, Andre Perry, Zyle Nance and Ty Kaatz who finished in 9th place. Feature photo, Dripping Springs High junior Avery Kalsu (1312) speeds around the bend during the 5A girls 400-meter dash. Left, Tiger senior runner Bobby Holt (2576) sprints out of the blocks in the 5A boys 800-meter run. Right, Tiger freshman Marleena Mickel runs in the 3200-meter run. (photos by Nick Morris)

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