Waxahachie Preparatory Academy athletes Tyler Gurley and Hallie Pirozzo competed in the 2011 TAPPS State Track and Field Championships May 6-7 at Baylor University in Waco.

Gurley, a sophomore, placed sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.95. First place finished with a time of 11.5. In the 400-meter dash Gurley placed fifth with a time of 54.98. First place in the 400 was 53.54.

Pirozzo, a junior, was third in the 400-meter dash for the girls with a time of 65.19. First place finished at 63.00.

Pictured above with the WPA athletes are coaches Chris Baca and Barry Gurley. Right, Gurley lunges forward in one of his state races.