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Jung ends with new record

Burnet Bulletin of Burnet, Texas

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In front of a crowd of 15, 000 last Friday night Burnet's own Nick Jung ran the best race of his career turning in a 38.66 in the 300 hurdles breaking his own school record he set just a few weeks ago in Burnet.

The impressive time earned Jung a fifth place finish at Friday State track meet which was held at the UT campus in Austin.

The 38.66 time was the top from Burnet's region avenging his defeat to the hurdler from Sinton at the regional meet in Corpus.

Burnet track coach Scott Styron couldn't say enough about Nick and his efforts during this tough senior season.

"Nick is the perfect example of a kid with a great work ethic and an even bigger heart, said Styron. Despite separating his shoulder early in football season, he toughed it out and helped lead us to the playoffs in football."

"What a lot of people don't know is that Nick popped his shoulder out twice after football season and had serious doubts about even coming out for track this year. He decided to finish his senior year the same way he started his high school career by being a leader and an example to other athletes."

"To see this young man being rewarded for his hard work, sacrifice and dedication will inspire many young Bulldogs to do the same. For his career to end the way it did; running his best race, re-breaking his own school record on a perfect Friday night in front of 15, 000 people at one of the best facilities in the country is truly a fairy tale ending."

"Nobody that I have ever coached is more deserving of that moment than Nick. He may remember some of the dark moments in his career, but I can guarantee you that he will never forget that night in Austin. He will share this moment with numerous others and his legacy at BHS will carry on for many, many years," added Styron.



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Original Publication Date: May 18, 2011



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