By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
It was another close finish for Armando Fierro on Saturday. In fact, the finishes don’t come much closer than this one. In the 1600-meter race at the Games of Texas Championships in Waco, Fierro came home second by a tenth of a second in a virtual side-by-side finish.
The winning runner is from Lewisville. “We both came in with 4:29 times in the race, and I knew he was good,” Fierro told the Press on Sunday. “They have a strong track program in Lewisville.” The winning time was 4:28.19. Fierro’s time was 4:28.29. His personal best time in the 1600-meters is 4:24.
The Championships were run by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation and were held at Baylor University’s Floyd Casey Stadium. It was a four-day event which concluded on Sunday.
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