Texas State ready for Bobcat Classic


Sports Reporter

The Bobcat Classic will take place in San Marcos on Saturday April 25 and provide Coach Dana Boone with information about the Texas State track and field team before it heads into the Sun Belt Outdoor Conference Championships.

Boone is using the Bobcat Classic as a last opportunity to fix any remaining issues the team may have before the Sun Belt Championships. 

Boone is proud of the Bobcats after their performance at LSU Alumni Gold Meet. Darian Brown (senior thrower), Allie Saunders (senior jumper) and Talore Kelly (junior thrower) placed nationally in the meet. 

Texas State is in the top spot in 11 events in the Sun Belt Conference heading into the Bobcat Classic.

“I was very proud of them,” Boone said. “We were a little concerned about the weather. It was a nice field to get some work done, and I’m very happy for those athletes.” 

Boone said the Bobcat Classic may not be a big meet, but it will feature North Texas, UT Arlington and students from Baylor and Texas as well as some unattached athletes.

“It should be a good meet in terms of competition, and it always nice to compete at home,” Boone said.

The Bobcat Classic is the last home meet for the seniors of the team.

“This is the meet that we’ll recognize our seniors,” Boone said. “Since this will be their last home meet as a Bobcat, it should be a special meet, and we hope it’s a good one for them.”

Boone plans to let everyone on the team compete, including those that may have not been given as much of a chance as others during the outdoor season. 

The team may need some work before the Sun Belt Championships, but Boone remains confident.

“I think they’re definitely putting themselves in a good position to be in the title hunt for a conference championship on both sides,” Boone said. “Still have some work to do, still some fine-tuning to iron out and some personal bests to still achieve.” 

The Sun Belt Outdoor Conference Championships will take May 8-10 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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