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Legacy’s Johnson has chance for two state medals

About an hour after Legacy’s Victoria Johnson qualified for the state track and field meet in the 100-meter hurdles at the Region II meet, she ran third in the 300-meter hurdles, meaning she wasn’t an automatic qualifier, but instead was a wild card.

The track on the University of Texas campus, where the state meet is held, has nine lanes, so the UIL takes the top two finishers at each of the four regional meets as automatic qualifiers; then the times of the third-place finishers in each region are compared, and the best time is given the final berth in the state meet.

At press time last week, the times hadn’t yet been posted, but when the results were unveiled, Johnson had the best 300 hurdles wild-card time. In fact, hers was the fifth-best overall qualifying time in the 300-meter event, to go along with the second-fasted qualifying time in the 100-meter hurdles.

The UIL state meet is May 10 in Austin.

Mansfield golf falters at state tourney

The Mansfield boys golf team was well positioned after the first round of the 5A state tournament in Austin, but amid foggy conditions and delays, watched a nine-stroke lead disappear in the second round.

The Tigers ultimately ended up second, five strokes behind Lake Travis, which won the 2012 4A state championship. Mansfield, with a team score of 576, finished six strokes better than third-place Southlake Carroll.

Mansfield softball season comes to a close

The Mansfield softball team was swept from the playoffs by Lewisville. The Lady Tigers lost 13-7 in Game 1 and 9-2 in Game 2.

Mansfield finished the season 26-8-1.

- Shawn Smajstrla

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