• L-K's Marcus Jones won a gold medal in the long jump event at the state track and field meet in Austin.

Tigers claim gold, silver at state meet

Marcus Jones breaks his own school record in the long jump

From Staff Reports

The Linden-Kildare Tigers’ track season came to an end this past weekend with good results.
The speedy Tigers traveled to Austin last Thursday so they could compete in the Track & Field State Championship, which ran Friday and Saturday.
When everything was complete L-K left the capital city with some shiny hardware.
Ja’Kevian Rose competed in the Triple Jump Friday, placing fifth with a jump of 44 feet, 3 1/2 inches, and later that day teammate Ty Patterson competed in the high jump and placed ninth with a jump of 5 feet, 10 inches. Saturday morning Marcus Jones competed in the long jump, placing first with a jump of 23 feet, 1 inch, which broke the school record he previously held.
Later that day the team of Marcus Jones, Ja’Kevian Rose, Cortez Peterson and Micah Harrison placed second in the 4x200m relay with a time of 1:28.60.
Jones also competed in the 200, placing seventh with a time of 22.94.
Overall the Tigers placed ninth in the state in Class 2A with 28 points.

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