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TC Track Duo Placer, Rucker Named Athletes of the Week

By Staff | May 15, 2019
Zack Placer
Mark Rucker

The Tyler Star News Athletes of the week for May 15, are Mark Rucker and Zack Placer of Tyler Consolidated. Rucker came back from an injury that’s kept him sidelined most of the season to win the 100 meter dash at the Regional track meet and qualify for the State track meet in Charleston this weekend.

He ran a 10.45 to grab first place and then ran the first leg of the winning 100 meter relay for the Knights.

Placer continued to show amazing improvement in the hurdles as he won the 110 highs with a 15.79 time to get the top bid for Charleston .

He also qualified in the 300 meter lows and was the anchor leg in the 110 meter shuttle hurdle team that took second place honors and advanced to the state meet this weekend.

Congratulations to both runners on great accomplishments at the regionals.