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Sizeable Temple contingent eyes state meet medals

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In the realm of what-ifs, Temple would be contending for the Class 5A team title at this week’s UIL Track and Field State Championships.

If the Wildcats had been seven-hundredths of a second faster in the 4×100-meter relay at regionals, they would have joined Fort Bend Marshall as the only two 5A programs with all three boys relay teams in Austin.

“If we had gotten our 4×1 there, we could have legitimately challenged them,” Temple coach Ron Ford said. “Now something has to happen bad for them in order to make it an even contest.”

It’s a tough pill to swallow, or at least it would be if the Wildcats weren’t so busy preparing for four other events.

The Temple contingent will be eight athletes strong — its largest in more than a decade — and the Wildcats should contend for medals in at least three of their events Friday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Click here to read the entire article in the Temple Daily Telegram

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