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by | May 14, 2015 | Sports

From Staff Reports

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AUSTIN – Princeton will be well represented Friday in the Class 4A state meet.

They will send three athletes to compete at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus.

Shaycee Blankenship returns for the second straight season in the discus.

She enters the final meet of the season with the third longest distance of 130-09 out of nine competitors.

Above her are Yoakum’s Celine Markert (147-10) and Port Isabel’s Daniella Murchison (132-06).

One year ago as a sophomore, she took eighth with a throw of 116-06.

Blankenship made it back to Austin after taking first with a heave of 130-09 in the 4A Region II meet at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

First timer Lauryn Dixon will join her in the same event.

The Lady Panthers will throw at 10 a.m.

Dixon advanced after finishing second on a throw of 130-00 in regionals.

The sophomore holds the fifth longest distance heading into this week.

Above her are Yoakum’s Markert (147-10), Port Isabel’s Murchison (132-06), teammate Blankenship (130-09) and West Columbia’s Chantel Ward (130-07).

Dixon just missed making it to state in the shot put, after ending up third in regionals with a toss of 36-06.50.

Derek Templeman is set to join that duo in Austin.

The senior will take part in the shot put, which is scheduled for 6 p.m.

He made it to Austin thanks to a second place showing in the regional meet.

At A&M-Commerce’s Cain Sports Complex, he recorded a distance of 51-10.75.

Templeman comes into Austin with the fourth longest heave out of nine throwers.

Just behind Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Ethan Reed (56-11.50), Sanger’s Brance Watts (56-07.75) and Rio Hondo’s Michael Zuniga (53-11).

Templeman is no stranger to the state atmosphere after competing in the Texas Powerlifting Association Div. II state meet at the Abilene County Expo Center.

The Panther took sixth place in the super heavyweight class with a total of 1,655 pounds.

He squatted 700, benched 375 and deadlifted 580.

 

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