Schoppe, in breaking his own La Porte High School record in the 3,200-meter run and using a dramatic come from behind victory in the 1,600-meter event, has qualified again to represent the Bulldogs and Region 3 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas at Austin Campus.
Schoppe’s 9:03 in the 3,200 stands as the current top time in Texas for that event. His 4:13 finish time in the 1,600 was a second off his personal best of 4:12, which he ran at the April 17 Area Track & Field Championships.
He is coached by Zach Johnson.
Schoppe’s schedule at the UIL State Track & Field Championships:
9:40 a.m., May 11 — 3,200-meter run
9:35 p.m., May 11 — 1,600-meter run