E-T Staff Report
Amber Elkins has achieved more during her first two high school track and field seasons than most student-athletes accomplish in their careers.
The sophomore from Gordon is headed to the UIL State Track and Field Championships for a second consecutive season, this time in two events.
After finishing third and claiming her first state medal as a freshman with a 100m hurdle time of 15.48 seconds, Elkins is going back to the Class A championship in both hurdle events.
The sophomore won the 100m hurdles in 15.24 seconds after a prelim time of 14.99 at regional competition at Abilene Christian University last weekend. She followed one gold medal with another, winning the 300m hurdles in 46.22.
Elkins, coached at GHS by Ty Adams, has competed in 4A and 5A events all season, including meets in Brownwood and Abilene as well as the PK Relays. She has yet to finish lower than second in a hurdle race all season.
Amber will be going for state gold at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin next week. The prelims will be May 9, followed by the finals on May 10.