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East Texas athletes excel in 2017 UIL State Track Meet

We had plenty of East Texas athletes, representing their schools in Austin, at the UIL State Track Meet.

The Kilgore Bulldogs showed off their speed, they won in 4X200 relay in the 4A division.

Lufkin-Hudson's, Christina Hernandez, took first place in the 1600 meter run..

This was the her second career gold medal, she won the 3200 last year.

Earlier in the day, the Union Grove ladies, put on a show for the 2A schools.

First up, it was Cheyenne Grubbs, who won the girls 300 hurdles.

But the lady lions were not finished taking home the gold, as a team, they won the 4X200 meter relay.

With these victories, the ladies from Union Grove were able to win the school's first ever team state title.

And in 6A, Tyler Lee's, Branson Ellis, took first place in the pole vault.

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