Harlingen South’s Cierra Pena takes bronze at State Meet


Harlingen High School South’s Cierra Pena had an outstanding performance at the 2015 UIL Track and Field State Championship on May 16.

Pena received a bronze medal in the Long Jump event with a jump of 19 feet, 8 inches, breaking yet another Rio Grande Valley record. She also finished ninth in the state in the 100 Meter Dash with a run of 12.14.

“It was an awesome experience,” said Pena. “All I can say is that hard work really does pay off.”

To qualify for the State Track Meet students had to place in the Regional IV-6A Track and Field Championship held early May.

Pena will run track for the University of Texas at San Antonio this fall.


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