Wellington’s Kane brings home gold

WHS junior Kyla Kane gets a taste of gold as she earned both a gold and silver medal in running events at the UIL Class 2A state track meet on Friday, May 6, at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

WHS junior Kyla Kane gets a taste of gold as she earned both a gold and silver medal in running events at the UIL Class 2A state track meet on Friday, May 6, at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

AUSTIN – Wellington’s Kyla Kane is no stranger to gold medals. The junior has won two UIL cross country individual titles in 2019, and last November. Kane can now call herself a track champion running a personal-best 5:14.56 to capture her first gold in Austin in the 1600-meter run.

“This feels amazing,” Kane said. “I feel overwhelmed. I felt so good out there, especially on the last lap. It’s so different to win it here than in cross country. The atmosphere here is unbelievable. You’re running in front of so many people. It’s awesome.”

Kane also claimed a silver medal in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.99.

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