Burleson's Limones finishes sixth in the 1,600 at state meet
Running in his first state meet, Burleson junior Cesar Limones finished sixth Friday night in the 1,600-meter run at the UIL Class 5A State Track and Field championships.
Limones posted a time of four minutes, 23.49 seconds on the track at Mike A. Meyer Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.
The junior, who posted a personal best time, finished less than second behind Willis freshman Jamie Vega who was fifth.
Frisco Independence senior Carter Blunt finished first in a time of 4:10.89. It was his third straight state title in the event. Jon Bishop, a senior from College Station, was second in a time of 4:13.45. Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway’s Aciel Castillo placed third in a time of 4:15.93.
“Cesar ran a good race for him split wise,” Burleson distance coach Curtis Enis said. “He showed his tremendous kick he has with 200 meters to go. To finish sixth in that talented of a field is pretty nice accomplishment for a junior at his first state meet. He has a tremendous gift and a good work ethic to go with it. Hopefully he uses the experience to motivate himself and his teammates to a successful cross country and track season his senior year.”
Two Joshua athletes brought home medals from the Class 5A meet.
Senior Zoe Broadway won the girls discus with a throw of 141 feet and in the girls 800-meter run, junior Soren Underwood finished second in time of 2:14.52.