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Felicia Ortiz headed to state meet
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Skidmore-Tynan’s Felicia Ortiz, center, competed at the TAAF qualifying meet in Corpus Christi on July 12, earning a berth in the state meet in both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles events.
Skidmore-Tynan’s Felicia Ortiz, center, competed at the TAAF qualifying meet in Corpus Christi on July 12, earning a berth in the state meet in both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles events.
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CORPUS CHRISTI – Skidmore-Tynan’s Felicia Ortiz qualified for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation state track & field meet on July 12 in two different events.

Ortiz, who is entering her sophomore year at Skidmore-Tynan and competes as a member of the Corpus Christi regional squad in TAAF events, qualified for the state competition after a pair of medal-winning performances in the hurdles events.

The 16-year-old won gold in the girls 16 and under 300-meter hurdles, clocking a time of 52.86 seconds to beat out her Corpus Christi teammate Delany Mitten by nearly 3 seconds.

She also won a silver medal, taking second in the 100 hurdles to Mitten.

Mitten clocked a time of 17.22, while Ortiz finished in 18.65. Kirsten Perez was third in 19.95.

Ortiz will compete at the TAAF state meet on Aug. 2 in College Station.

The preliminaries for the hurdles events begin at 8 a.m. on Aug. 2. The finals will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 3.
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