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May 9, 2013

UIL STATE TRACK MEET: Arambula ready to contend for a title in distance events

EUSTACE — A season full of track and field action has led Eustace senior Evan Arambula with a big set of expectation in mind at the UIL state track and field meet this weekend.

“Two gold medals, a conference 2A state title and a whole lot of fun,” Arambula said following his signing on Wednesday afternoon with Sam Houston State University.

Arambula will  be running in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs this weekend at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of  Texas campus.

Arambula’s cross country coach Josh Sypert said Arambula is ready.

“We have seen special things from him all year,” Sypert said. “He has not lost a two mile race all year and we are going to try and keep that going and remain undefeated. There is no one in the state that works harder than he does. I just want him to have his best race.”

Arambula said this is a big weekend for him.

“It is very important to show what I am capable of doing and what I have worked for all four years,” Arambula said. “It is definitely an important and exciting day.”

Arambula is hoping to cut seven seconds off of his two mile time and set the state record with a time of 9:25 on Friday.

He knows it will be a competitive field.

“I will see that same guy in both races and he is my main competition,” Arambula said. “It will definitely be a bit of revenge for both of us but hopefully I can edge him out.”

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