MFHS high school trackster wins state, breaks record



Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls High School sophomore Bailey Goggans won the gold Friday in the 800-meter run during the state track meet.




By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

After clarification by University Interscholastic League officials, Marble Falls runner Bailey Goggans broke the conference 5A 800-meter run state record at the 2019 State track meet on Friday at the University of Texas.

Goggans finished with a time of 2:07.39 and broke the previous record of 2:09.27 – set in 2014 – by nearly two seconds.

As of Friday night, the official UIL results tracker listed the 5A record as 2:07.07, and the announcement that Goggans broke that record left those in attendance confused. The results website is now updated to reflect the correct previous record and Goggans' record-breaking time.

The performance in the 800-meter run was the first of two gold medal runs for Goggans on Friday; she also took home gold in the 400-meter dash – an event she finished third in last year.

See the full story about Goggans' night at the State track meet on page 12A of this issue. . . .

Find the full story and more on the state track meet in the Tuesday, May 14 issue of The Highlander.

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