Miles Lady Bulldog Skyler Brooks, the only Runnels County athlete to qualify for the 2018 State Track and Field Championship held in Austin May 11-12, took sixth place in the 200-meter and 100-meter races.

Miles Lady Bulldog Skyler Brooks, the only Runnels County athlete to qualify for the 2018 State Track and Field Championship held in Austin May 11-12,  took sixth place in the 200-meter and 100-meter races.

This is the second time for Brooks, a sophomore, to compete at the state level. Last year, as a freshman she came in seventh in the 100-meter and fourth in the 200-meter raceand ninth in long jump.

Brooks said she wanted to do better.

"It did not go as well as I expected," Brooks said Monday. "But it was an honor to go to state."

Coach Meg Barrett said she was really proud of Brooks, who improved her overall time this year, with 12.54 in the 100-meter.

"It is excellent to have a member of our team competing," Barrett said adding that she was in high school track and understands the competitive part of the sport.

Brooks said she plans to work hard to make it to state again next year.

Barrett said she plans to work with her.

"My main thing is winning makes your high school athletic experience something to remember," Barrett said. "It's emotional for me because I am just so proud of her."