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Goliad athletes reach national AAU meet
Jul 28, 2012 | 602 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eight members of the Goliad AAU Track and Field Club qualified for the national AAU meet to be held in Humble beginning July 28. Pictured from left are Ashtin Zamzow, Amaya Brown, Demari Ellis, and Zara Brown. Not pictured are Caitland Cope, Casey Tislow, Summer Moya, and Andrea DeLaGarza.
Eight members of the Goliad AAU Track and Field Club qualified for the national AAU meet to be held in Humble beginning July 28. Pictured from left are Ashtin Zamzow, Amaya Brown, Demari Ellis, and Zara Brown. Not pictured are Caitland Cope, Casey Tislow, Summer Moya, and Andrea DeLaGarza.
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Goliad’s Ashtin Zamzow qualified for the National AAU Track and Field Championships in the intermediate girls division of the heptathlon.

The heptathlon is a two-day event consisting of the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 dash on the first day and the long jump, javelin throw and the 800 run on the second day.

Zanzow won the regional heptathlon with 4,232 points for the intermediate girls division (15-16) This was her first heptathlon. She also qualified in the open javelin with a throw of 98 feet, placing second overall.

Amaya Brown also qualified for the national meet in the midget girls (9-10) long jump, 100 dash and 200 dash. She was first in the long jump with a jump of 14 feet, second in the 200 dash with a time of 29.23 seconds, and second in the 100 dash with a time of 14 seconds. She is the only athlete qualifying in three open events from Goliad.

Goliad’s Caitland Cope placed fifth in the 80 hurdles, qualifying for nationals in the sub-youth division.

Goliad’s Casey Tislow also qualified for nationals, placing second in the javelin with a throw of 87 feet and first in the shot put with a throw of 32 feet in the youth division.

Other Goliad competitors at the regional meet were Zara Brown in the intermediate girls long jump and 100 dash, Demari Ellis in the intermediate girls 200 dash and long jump, Summer Moya in the 80 hurdles for the youth division, and Andrea DeLaGarza in the 1,500 run.

DeLaGarza placed sixth overall in the 1500 run, missing nationals by one place.

The national meet will be held in Humble at Turner Stadium starting July 28.
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