By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
Senior Tarpon football player Mac Strunk, like most of his teammates, has been hard at work in the weight room at Port Isabel High School. He’s preparing for his senior year of football and he hopes that this one will be much healthier for him than the last one.
Strunk missed almost the entire 2018 season with health issues, but there was nothing medically wrong with him this past track season. He ran the 200-meter dash and a leg in the 4 x 100-meter and 4 x 200-meter relays throughout the season. He won gold medals in all three events at the district and area meets and qualified for the regional meet in Kingsville in those races.
He was undefeated in the 200-meters in seven straight meets up through the area meet at La Feria and just missed qualifying for the state meet at regionals with a third place finish in that race. His time of 21.99 was a new personal best and was .09 seconds behind the second-place finisher. The top two finishers in each event qualified for the state meet.
It was almost as close in the 4 x 200 relay. Strunk ran the anchor (final) leg in that one and the Tarpon foursome’s time of 1:31.08 was less than a second slower than the second-place time of 1:30.11 turned in by Lampasas.
Strunk visited with the Press this week at the weight room and sounded very optimistic about his upcoming final season wearing the Tarpon blue.
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