Nordheim’s Alyssa Leister traveled to Austin to compete at the UIL State Track and Field Meet at the Mike A. Meyers Stadium on May 10. Leister competed in three events. Leister’s first event was the long jump.
“I was thinking that this was my event and I needed to try as hard as I could,” Leister said.
Leister was seeded sixth but with her speed and sheer determination she took silver with a jump of 17-2.5, just 1.25 inches of her personal best.
“Seeing all the people out here got my adrenaline going. It kind of helped. It was one of my better days,” Leister said.
In the 200 meter dash Leister placed ninth with a time of 28.35 and in the 400 meter dash she placed fifth with a time of 1:01.30.