He dominated the local meets all summer long, but the state meet was to provide much tougher competition. Escamilla specializes in the long jump and the two sprints of 100 and 200 meters.
Escamilla captured the gold in the long jump against the best in the state with a great leap of 14-11.5. He also won the 100-meter dash in a quick time of 18.76 seconds, just edging a couple of competitors in a very close finish.
Carlos mentioned he got off to a really slow start in the 200 meters and wound up finishing seventh with a time of 29.82, failing to qualify for the national meet in that event.
The 10-year-old will be competing in Houston July 25-Aug. 4 at the National AAU Junior Olympics later this month in both the long jump and the 100-meter dash.
Escamilla also takes his baseball seriously, as he is a member of the Beeville minor boys all-star team that won the District 29 championship last week and is competing in the sectional tournament being held at the Beeville Little League Complex. The Beeville boys’ first game was Friday night at 6 o’clock.