State Tournament for Field Events
State Tournament
Posted on 05/12/2016

Senior AJ Perez and Sophomore Danielle Zambrano out of Taft high school are both on their way to the state tournament for field events. AJ, has the best throw in the state of Texas for discus at 162 feet, After placing third last year in state and second the year before, Perez is determined more than ever to bring back gold in 2016. Coach Jack Sanders says it's refreshing and downright impressive that a small town in Texas can take not one but two elite throwers to state. 

Danielle placed first in discus at the regional tournament where she threw a personal best of 123 feet 10 inches. The two will compete at Meyers Stadium in Austin. Zambrano's coach, Elvia Lopez says ,"Dani is most definitely self-driven, self-motivated, and amazing at accomplishing her goal. She wanted to compete at state, she worked hard all season and will be competing at state! I'm very proud of her. Track takes a lot of self-disciple, honesty, trust, and self-motivation, and Dani is all of the above. I am super excited to be able to share this experience with her."

 AJ Perez  Danielle Zambrano
 AJ Perez
Danielle Zambrano