Despite being ill for a few days leading up to the UIL Track and Field State Meet, Alvord sophomore Savannah Williams showed no effects.
Williams stayed at the lead of the pack in the Class 2A 800 meter run Saturday before coming away with a second-place finish.
“I’m glad that it’s over more than anything,” Williams said after the race. “I’ve worked hard this season, so I’m glad I finished strong.
“I was able to do what I wanted to do. This was my goal throughout everything.”
Her time of 2:21.43 was good enough for the silver medal. She finished behind Ann Marie Dunlap of Crawford, who had a time of 2:18. Aundera Schroder of Bushland was third in 2:22.
Williams was working so hard, training for regionals and then state, that she felt she got ill due to exhaustion.
“I was worried that I might not be conditioned enough to make it here,” Williams said. “I was tired and exhausted, and it was easy to get sick because I was so tired, but I got back.”