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FLANNEL CAPS HS CAREER WITH RECORD BREAKING RUN

Flannel caps HS career with record breaking run

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The Alvin Sun | 5/15/2018

PHOTO CREDIT: Prentice C. James

Kynnedy Flannel, the most decorated gold medalist in AISD track and field history, capped off her high school career with a legendary performance in the Class 6A girls’ 200 meter dash Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

The Alvin Lady Yellowjackets’ senior blazed past the 200 field in 22.95 seconds, breaking a 37-year-old record in the event. Dallas Skyline’s La Shon Nedd had held the previous mark of 23.04 since 1981.

“That (breaking the 200 record) was a big shock. I’m so glad I listened to my coach (Reginald Taylor),” Flannel said. “We have been talking about this all year. We finally did it. He told me and my parents just to run that curve and I just left it all out there.”

Flannel, who will be attending the University of Texas at Austin next fall, also won the 100 meters race in 11.35 seconds to give the AHS senior five gold medals over the last two years at state and 6A records in the both the long jump (2017) and 200 meters (2018).

“It’s been a lot of ups and downs. I couldn’t compete my sophomore year, because I hurt my knee and this year I couldn’t compete in the long jump, because I sprained my ankle,” she said. “It’s been rocky, but it’s also been good and I’m real proud of myself. I’m so r... Click here to read full article

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