Pettus athletes advance to Region IV meet
by Bruce Harper
Apr 22, 2009 | 631 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Pettus varsity track teams will send a good contingent of athletes to the Region IV meet in Huntsville on May 1-2.

“We are very proud of all our athletes that participated at the area track meet and their hard work paid off with a trip to Huntsville,” said Pettus coach Darcy Siddon.

“ All these athletes don’t just work hard in track but contribute to Pettus ISD in numerous ways and they are successful in all they do.’

The top four finishers in each event will have the opportunity to compete in Huntsville.

Thirteen individual events and one relay race will have a Pettus Eagle or Lady Eagle competing for a chance to go to the state meet on May 15-16.

In last week’s area meet held at Beeville’s Veterans Memorial Stadium, Lady Eagle Savannah Del Bosque qualified in the 3,200-meter run with a first place finish in the metric two-mile race with a time of 13:36.8. She also won the mile event at 1,600 meters in 6:04.4.

Tim Gill will compete in the same event for the Eagles with his second place finish in the boys’ race at 10:42.4. Gill also qualified in the 1,600-meter run with a fourth place finish at 4:59.9.

Tori Garza captured the gold at the area meet in the 200-meter dash with a time of 2:32.9. Chloe Garza was third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.5. Chloe also qualified in the 200-meter dash, finishing third at 28.56. Michael Perkins was second in the boys’ 100-meter dash at 11.89 to earn a trip to Huntsville.

Paige Fox finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.3.

The girls’ 4x400-meter relay squad of Tori Garza, Fox, Chloe Garza and Sarah Gill ran to a third place finish in 4:26.7 to qualify for the region meet.

In the field events, Chloe Garza was third in the girls’ long jump at 13-10 1/4 and Hunter Tomlin was third for the Eagles in the boys’ event at 18-10. Perkins also qualified in the long jump with a fourth place finish at 18-4 1/4.

Tomlin also will compete in the triple jump at Huntsville. Tomlin placed fourth with an effort of 39-08.
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