COLLEGE STATION - Runnels County 4-H'rs fared well during the State 4-H Roundup held in College Station last week. The Texas 4-H Roundup is a qualifying and invitational event for 4-H youth who placed in a district level roundup or signed up to compete in one of the invitational events. The Texas 4-H Roundup has around 50 diverse competitions that tie in with the many projects that 4-H has to offer.

COLLEGE STATION - Runnels County 4-H'rs fared well during the State 4-H Roundup held in College Station last week. The Texas 4-H Roundup is a qualifying and invitational event for 4-H youth who placed in a district level roundup or signed up to compete in one of the invitational events. The Texas 4-H Roundup has around 50 diverse competitions that tie in with the many projects that 4-H has to offer.

Runnels County AgriLife Extension Agent Marty Vahlenkamp took about 30 members to the Roundup with great results gained for Runnels County 4-H competitors.

There were also about a dozen parents, coaches and assistants who attended as well.

"Overall it went very well and all of the members did very well in their competitions," Vahlenkamp said.

Shane Flanagan and his sister Avery, won first place for their educational presentation titled “Exponential Technologies & the Sheep Industry” in the Sheep and Goat category.

In the Livestock Skillathon, the senior team comprised of Hannah Pullin, Shane Flanagan, Macey Gerhart and Seth Gerhart won second place in the senior division. Shane Flanagan won second place in the senior individual division.

Other winners in the Skillathon included the intermediate team of Ben Flanagan, Alexandria Kalina, Regan Smithwick and Kaitlee Wyatt, who won third place in the intermediate division. Ben Flanagan won third place in the indivdual intermediate division and Regan Smithwick won eighth place. Also competing were Cash Drennan, in the senior division and Owen Duke and Trevor Gibbs in the intermediate division.

In the Entomology ID category, the team of Jonathan Binder, Jason Elliott, Ryan Matschek and Cole Zentner took third place in the senior division.

In Invitational Livestock Judging, the intermediate team of Trevor Gibbs, Ben Flanagan, Alexandria Kalina and Regan Smithwick won second place in the intermediate division. Alexandria Kalina took eighth place in the overall intermediate division.

Other honors went to Ben Flanagan as second high individual in cattle judging, Alexandria Kalina as 10th high individual in cattle and Kaitlee Wyatt as third high individual in sheep and goats.

In addition, seniors Shane Flanagan, Jonathan Binder, Emma Duke and Paul McDaniel each won $20,000 scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.