Natalia senior Donovan Hawkins completed his outstanding season at the UIL State Meet in Austin last Thursday. Hawkins competed in both the 400m and 100m dashes.
Hawkins placed 7th overall in the 400m with a 49:67 run. He ran an 11:15 to place 9th in the 100m. For the 2021 season, Hawkins was the District, Area, and Regional Champion in the 100m dash.
“Donovan was a pleasure to coach,” said Coach Kim Lane. “He came to practice every day to get better. He set his mind to State, and never faltered from that goal. Every time he stepped on that track, he had a goal and met it. I know this young man will do great things and we will be seeing his successes in the future.
Congratulations Donovan on a terrific season and Mustang career!
400m Dash—1st Cutler Zamzow-Goliad 47:87, 2nd Bradley Peralta-Kermit 48:06, 3rd James Farmer-Cole-Dallas Life Oak Cliff 48:22, 4th Christopher Moffett-Dallas Hampton Preparatory 48:63, 5th Darieus Dixon II-McGregor 49:45, 6th Chris Rader-Slaton 49:67, 7th Donovan Hawkins-Natalia 49:67, 8th Tyler Smith-Farifield 50:02, 9th Kylan Sardinea-Tidehaven 50:04.
100m Dash—1st Damari Wilson-Whitney 10:38, 2nd Brenen Thompson-Spearman 10:40, 3rd Dre’lyn Washington-Hemphill 10:83, 4th Dennis Allen-Gladewater High 10:92, 5th Isaac Sebastian-Merkel 10:94, 6th Sean Cooksey-Breckenridge 11:09, 7th Xavier Cox-Dunlap-Whitewright 11:04, 8th AJ Haines-Randolph 11:12, 9th Donovan Hawkins-Natalia 11:15.
By Jerel Beaty