By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
For the fourth consecutive year, Mexia athlete Tee Owens will make an appearance at the UIL State Track & Field Meet in Austin.
Owens, who ran with the Ladycats relay teams in her freshman year, will be competing in the long jump – an event she has excelled in since her sophomore season and has competed in at the state level for the past three years.
It was at the beginning of her sophomore year that it seemed she wouldn’t be competing in any sport, due to a knee injury late in the summer of 2013.
She ended up missing the basketball season, but after a lengthy rehab stint, Owens was able to come back and compete in track.
So far, the injury hasn’t been a factor, as is demonstrated with all the first place medals in the long jump the past couple of years along with leading the Ladycats to the basketball playoffs during that time as well.