Lufkin athletes compete at regional meet

Lufkin Athletes Headedto Regional Meet (1)The 2016 season came to an end with several Lufkin athletes competing at the Class 5A Region II Track and Field Meet at UT-Arlington’s Maverick Stadium this past week.

Lufkin failed to have a state qualifier although it had a strong representation against the best teams from across the region.

LaVonte White had a strong showing with Top 10 finishes in a pair of events. White had a time of 14.80 to take seventh place in the 110-meter hurdles.

He also competed in the 300-meter hurdles, where he finished with a time of 40.00 for a 10th-place finish.

Lufkin also had a Top 10 finish in the 3,200-meter run as Le’Vante Williams raced to a time of 10:04.50 to finish in eighth place.

Lufkin’s Auntarrion Coutee competed in the discus where he finished in 14th place with a throw of 118-feet- 6 inches.

In addition, the team of Jadrian Grimes, Jacorey Miller, Kordell Rodgers and Braylon Garcia competed in the 800-meter relay.

The Texas Track and Field State Meet will be held May 12-14 at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin.

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