‘Speed Demons’ Place Second in State Track and Field Championship

4x400 relay tonight in 3:19.53, placing 2nd in the state of Texas in the 4A division!

Last Updated on May 15, 2022 – 10:19 AM CDT

AUSTIN, TX – The Dumas Demons 4×400 Relay team placed second at the UIL Class 4A State Track and Field Championship on Thursday night at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

The Demons’ mile relay team of Oliver Ortiz, Emmanuel Ibanez, Brayden Boggs-Rushing, and Juan Romero – which won the gold medals at the Region I-4A Track and Field Meet with a time of 3:19.84 – finished behind 4A state champion Wimberley with a time of 3:19.53. Argyle placed third while Celina and Waco La Vega finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Ortiz, who turned in an impressive time of 48.92 to capture silver in the 400-meter run at the regional competition, finished in fifth place at the state meet with a time of 48.78.

Columbia High School’s Jabari Mack won the gold in the 400-meter race, while Colter Maya (Lindale) placed second and Jayden Palacios (Pleasanton) finished in third place.

Ortiz and Ibanez also competed on the Dumas 4×400 Relay team that won the bronze medals at the 2021 4A State Track and Field Championship. Ortiz also was a member of the Demons’ 4×100 Relay team that finished ninth at last year’s state meet.