Williams compete in UIL state track meet


AUSTIN — Gonzales sophomore athlete Devon Williams took on two field events at the UIL State Track & Field 2018 Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium – University of Texas, on May 11 and May 12. Williams participated in the girls shot put 4A event on May 11, then the Girls Shot Put 4A event on May 12.

Williams placed fifth in the shot put with her distance of 39-6 ¾. Taking first was Tatum’s Jayla Hooper at 41-8 ¼. Tashundra Reeves of Mexia placed second with the same distance. Giddings’ Ebony Wolridge took third with 41-3 ¾ and Freeport Brazosport’s Aja Gore took fourth with a distance of 39-11 ¼.

Williams participated in the discus throw on Saturday, May 12, placing seventh amongst the Class 4A athletes with her distance of 120-2. Taking first was Grulla’s Abigail Flores at 142-9. Hooper took second with a distance of 136-3 while Big Spring’s Carlie Roberts took third with a distance of 136-1.