Peveto claims second State silver after great 1,600 finish

Published 10:15 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019

AUSTIN – LC-M senior Eli Peveto wrapped up a tremendous run as a Bear trackster late Saturday night as he captured his second silver medal of the day by placing second in the 1,600 meters at the State Track Meet at the University of Texas.

Peveto ran a 4:15.72 that set the new school record by more than five seconds.

Melissa’s Judson Greer , who set a new 4A state record in the 3,200 meters earlier in the day Saturday, ran a 4:14.56 to nip Peveto by a little more than a second.

Peveto claimed the silver medal in the Class 4A boys 3,200 meters at the UIL State Track & Field Championships Saturday morning at the University of Texas.

Peveto did his best to keep pace with state champion Greer of Melissa as he turned in a sizzling time of 9:17.64.

Greer set a new Class 4A state record however, running a 9:06.00.

San Elizario’s Edwin Gomez was a distant third with a time of 9:31.46 to earn the bronze medal.

Orangefield freshman Katelynn Helm will look to continue to grow her aspiring future after competing in the girls Class 3A 800 meters Friday. Helm turned in a time of 2:17.49, which set a new Orangefield school record that she had already held after a superb regional performance, to place fifth in Austin.

Wall’s Jayden Fiebiger won the tight race with a 2:14.80 to earn gold while Little River Academy’s Jenna Brazeal was second with a 2:16.42 and White Oak’s Olivia Snipes was third with a 2:16. 81 as Helm was just less than a second away from snagging a medal.

Orangefield’s 1,600-meter relay team of Helm, Jaslyn Newman, Victoria Welch and Lily Saucedo placed ninth with a time of 4:13.46. East Bernard won the gold with a 3:56.18.

Another freshman, Bridge City’s Caryss Carpenter, competed well in Austin too as she finished sixth in the Class 4A high jump by going 5-2. Bandera’s Sullivan Wilke won with a 5-4 effort.