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Numerous WISD athletes headed to regionals

by | Apr 27, 2016 | Sports

Greg Ford/The Wylie News Robert Wood’s face may not show it, but he’s on his way to a new school record in the pole vault, as he cleared 14-3 to earn second place during last Thursday’s 9-5A/10-5A area meet at Wylie High School. The leap was good enough to earn him second place and a spot in this week’s regional meet in Arlington.

Greg Ford/The Wylie News
Robert Wood’s face may not show it, but he’s on his way to a new school record in the pole vault, as he cleared 14-3 to earn second place during last Thursday’s 9-5A/10-5A area meet at Wylie High School. The leap was good enough to earn him second place and a spot in this week’s regional meet in Arlington.

By Greg Ford
Sports Editor
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WYLIE — Wylie East’s Destiny Williams had never thrown the shot put prior to this school year.
Just before spring track started, the Lady Raider sophomore decided to give it a go. She hasn’t stopped, and won’t for at least another week.
This past Friday, Williams fired the solid metal sphere 36-5.75 feet to capture third place during the 9-5A/10-5A area meet at Wylie High School.
That earned her a spot at this weekend’s Region II meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at the University of Texas at Arlington.
“I never thought I would be here,” Williams said. “It would just be for fun; something to do. It’s opened doors for me.”
(To view the complete story, check out the April 27 edition of The Wylie News)

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