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College Track and Field: Texas State men's relay team finishes 17th at nationals

EUGENE, Ore. — Texas State’s relay team had one goal going into this week’s NCAA Outdoors Track and Field Championships: Match or possibly better its fast time during the preliminary.

As it turned out, the Bobcats would have needed to do the latter to advance into Friday’s final.

Texas State’s quartet of James Hilliard, Anthony Johnson, De’Marcus Porter and De’Quad Binder fell short of accomplishing that feat as the foursome completed its semifinal 4x400 race in 3:08.48.

College Track and Field: Allie Saunders is dreaming big at NCAA Nationals

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Editor’s Note: This story concludes the Daily Record’s three-part series documenting the athletes who will be representing Texas State during this week’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
 

When she first arrived at Texas State, Allie Saunders couldn’t dream this big.

Now, almost four years later, the Pearland native is about to embark on the swan song to her Bobcat career.

College Baseball: Humpal, Grist selected during the final day of MLB First-Year Player Draft

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

It took until the waning stages of the draft’s third and final day before a pair of Bobcats heard their names called by major league clubs.

The Cleveland Indians selected Texas State junior pitcher Lucas Humpal in the 37th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday afternoon, while the Milwaukee Brewers picked up redshirt senior pitcher Scott Grist with their 38th round pick.

Outdoors: Restoring balance of aquatic vegetation in Lake Austin is crucial

By JIM DARNELL
Outdoors

Lake Austin has been one of the most popular trophy largemouth bass destinations in Texas. It’s listed eighth in the nation by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) in 2014.

Many double-digit lunkers have been caught in this river lake in recent years.  Some of them were entered in the ShareLunker Program that receives bass of more than 13 pounds.

But several years of extreme drought conditions caused excessive growth of aquatic vegetation, especially hydrilla.

College Track and Field: New attitude has Newell soaring to new heights at Texas State

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

Editor’s Note: This story continues a three-part series documenting the athletes who will be representing Texas State during this week’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

It was never a matter of if Anicka Newell could do big things in a Bobcat uniform.

Rather, it was a matter of when everything would finally come to fruition.

Yet, for the senior pole vaulter to bridge the gap between potential and reality, it took something beyond what happens on the runway every meet.

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