Senior pole-vaulter Jacob Featherly followed up his school-record performance at Area by not only just qualifying for State, but by becoming the Region IV 4A Pole Vault champion. Featherly vaulted 13’9” to beat silver medalist Preston Pilgrim of Pleasanton by three inches.
The Warhorses scored 13.33 points overall to place 15th out of 31 teams who sent representatives. Aside from Featherly’s 10 championship points, placing sixth was Xavier Garza in the 1600m for a point and the 4x200m Relay team of Xsavior Martinez, Brady Hackebeil, Buddy Santos, and Christian Gerlach for two points. Featherly’s vaulting partner Zachary Alvarez tied for sixth with two others to get .33 points.
Congratulations Warhorses on your many team championships including District and Area, individual accomplishments, and to all who set personal bests throughout the 2021 season.
Jacob Featherly vaults at Mike A Myers Stadium in Austin on Thursday, May 6. Jacob and the other 4A qualifiers begin at 9:00am on Pit #1.
Best of luck at State, Jacob!!
Team standings (1-15)
1st Wimberley 64, 2nd Pleasanton 62, 3rd Cuero 47, 4th Fredericksburg 46, 5th Stafford 43, 6th La Feria 39, 7th Boerne 30, 8th Hondo 28, 9th Freeport Brazosport 26.33, 10th Ingleside 26, 11th Needville 21.33, 12th Bay City 20, 13th Corpus Christi Calallen 19, 14th Rockport-Fulton 18, 15th Devine 13.33.
Pole Vault (F)—1st Jacob Featherly 13’9”, Tie 6th Zachary Alvarez 12’6” 100m Dash (P)—16th Hayden DuBose 11.75 200m Dash (P)—9th Christian Gerlach 23.06 800m Dash (P)—9th Isiah Morin 2:11.82 1600m Run (F)—6th Xavier Garza 4:50.80 3200m Run (F)—11th Garza 10:41.30 110m Hurdles (P)—12th Aaron Saenz 17.19 300m Hurdles—(P)—15th Saenz 48.00 Shot Put (F)—13th John Schnautz 41’9”, 14th Geoffrey Seal 41’6”, 15th Gerlach 38’11” Discus (F)—7th Evan Priest 141’3” Long Jump (F)—11th Enrique Midobuche 19’6”, 14th Xavier Contreras 18’11½” 4x200m (F)—6th Xsavior Martinez, Brady Hackebeil, Buddy Santos, Gerlach 1:35.01.
By Jerel Beaty