The excitement of competing at the state high school track and field meet had long since worn off for G’Auna Edwards.
The Spring High School senior was making her third consecutive appearance at the UIL’s premiere prep meet in Texas and she wanted something to show for it.
Edwards began her final high school track meet by winning a silver medal in the girls’ Class 6A long-jump competition with a leap of 19 feet, 2.50 inches. Kynnedy Flannel of Alvin (21-2.75) took the gold and Ariana DeValcourt of Baytown Goose Creek (19-1.25) earned a bronze.
With a third place in the 300-meter hurdles (41.72 seconds) Edwards ventured to the victory stand again to pick up a bronze medal.
“My start was okay but I knew when I got to the curve that I had to pick it up a bit,” she said. “I felt some people coming up behind me. When I caught the runner that was in lane eight, I knew I was in the running for a medal.”
Although she didn’t medal in the 100-meter hurdles, Edwards did place fourth (13.59 seconds) to earn four points in the team standings for Spring High School.
“This is my first time medaling at state, although I’ve been here all three years that I ran track,” Edwards said. “I’ve never medaled before so I’m really happy.”