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College Track and Field: Trio of Bobcats headed to NCAA Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS — Texas State is sending a trio of athletes to the NCAA Indoor Championships later this month.

Aaron George and Darian Brown will represent the men’s team in the long jump and shot put, respectively, while Allie Saunders will compete in the women’s triple jump. It will be the first time Texas State has taken three athletes to the NCAA Indoor Championships since 1994.

Texas State Notebook: Indoor track and field, Bobcat golfer lauded

NEW ORLEANS — After Texas State’s strong indoor track and field season, head coach Dana Boone and senior triple and long jumper Allie Saunders were honored by the Sun Belt Conference along with a number of other Bobcats.

Boone — who guided her team to the Sun Belt Conference’s indoor track and field championship in 2015 — was named the women’s coach of the year. It is her fourth such award at Texas State after being honored three times in 2013 by the Western Athletic Conference following the team’s three league titles.

Texas State’s Fred Nixon — shown here during last year’s spring game — is moving to wide receiver this season (Gerald Castillo).

College Football: Learning a new position on the fly

Sports Editor

It might have created some confusion for the fans inside Bobcat Stadium on Monday afternoon when they watched someone wearing a No. 15 jersey haul in passes from Tyler Jones. They might have even consulted a roster to figure out who it was.

Sure, Fred Nixon saw occasional time on the field last season, but those moments weren’t spent catching passes. Rather, he was throwing them.


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