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1999 State Meet

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These flash reports from the Texas State Meet:

New National Pole Vault Record:
Eric Eshbach 18-2.25 !!!

There is a new National Record for the boys pole Vault. At today's Texas state meet Eric Eshbach of Orangefield Vaulted 18'2"1/4. In second was teammate Johnathan Henly with 17'3". What a Vault!!!! It was awesome.  Jeff Wood, U. of Texas

Eshbach's progression, thanks to Shawn Devereaux:

Here was Eric's progression:
18'2 1/4"-xxo

Tommy Olesky long jumps 25-1 -
5 others over 24' with 5A yet to jump -
Andrew Poole 50-9.25 TJ

tommy olesky of nederland texas won the 4a long jump with a leap of 25-1 3/4. more remarkable was his series of jumps - 24-8 1/2, 24-6 1/4, 24-7, 24-9, 25-0 1/2 and 25-1 3/4. the 3a performers were nearly as good-nakia williams daingerfield -24-11 1/2, brandon bray dibol 24-6 1/4, justin youngblood goliad 24-3 1/4. even the 2a boys got inthe act -george sheppard alba golden 24-7 1/2,vonchess griggs van vleck 24-4 1/2. the 1a and 5a boys have yet to compete. source texas uil's website on state track results. throw in eshbach's 18-2 1/4 pv and andrew poole of alto triple jump of 50-9 1/4 and you have some serious hops from the lone star state.

from bill mcentire

More Texas State Meet Highlights

from Joy Kamani

Highlights of the 5a competition:
Lavada Hill (Lufkin) triple jumped 42-2 1/4 and 19-11 1/2 in the long!
Monique Hall (Houston Yates)-23.59 in the 200.
Courtney Ratcliff- Houston Willowridge 54.67 -400 meters Tiffany Wise (Houston Madison) 2:13.15 - 800 meters Brandall Lawrence of de Soto jumped 50-7 in the triple jump...
Lavar Norris (Houston Aldine) 46-43 in the 400
Reggie Harrell of Arlington Lamar 13-68 - 110 hurdles Adam Davis from Klein ran 1:50.51 in the 800.. he went out and stayed in front beating Joe Vaughn (1:51.22) Jonathan Johnson of Abilene (1:51.75 and Shelton Ervin (1:52.02).
Cory Redding, Galena Park North Shore, 193-9 discus 100 meters: 1, Fred Talley, Longview, 10.43 2, Joey Harris, Klein Oak, 10.48 3, Raylon Davis, Arlington Lamar, 10.49

4a competition:
Ibie Benibo, Corpus Christi Calallen, 47-9 1/2 (previous best of 50') 1, Zamyal Jackson, Hewitt Midway, 13.94 1, Chauntae Bayne, Fort Worth Boswell, 11.74 1, Ranysah LeBlanc, Houston Lincoln, 41.20 Boys 100 meters 1, Tory Mitchell, Big Spring, 10.31 2, Olan Coleman, Waco University, 10.39 Fort Worth Dunbar 40-30 in the 4x100 relay

3a competition:
One of the highlights of the entire meet was Ychlindia Spears of Luling High School. The 14 year old freshman took four first place spots: 11.71 in the 100, 23.99 in the 200m, 20-5 3/4 in the long jump, and 41-8 1/2 in the triple.

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