Lions hope large state contingent can bring home plenty of hardware

LA FERIA — The La Feria boys track and field team will be represented at the UIL state meet in a big way.

The Lions qualified four individual athletes and a relay team for this weekend’s meet, making it the largest contingent of athletes in the Valley.

After a long season, La Feria head boys coach Everardo Sanchez and his team is simply enjoying the ride.

“It’s great for us to get all these kids because we get to rest up and relax that a lot of the stress is gone,” Sanchez said. “We’re able to focus on this because it’s icing on the cake.

“It makes things easier now that we’re a lot more relaxed.”

With a solid number of athletes competing on Friday and Saturday, the Lions have a solid chance to not only collect medals, but to be in the hunt for an overall team title.

“We made them aware that there is a chance for a title,” Sanchez said. “You normally don’t see that in South Texas. In track, that’s unheard of and it’s in the back of our minds.”

The meet will be held at Mike A. Myers Field on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

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