“The little Trojans have greatly improved in our short three-week season. Everyone left with a medal for sixth place or better this past Friday at Three Rivers,” said summer track coach Linda Luna.
Three young athletes also competed at the AAU qualifying meet in Corpus Christi last weekend with good results. Carlos Escamilla, in the sub-midget division, captured two first place finishes and one third place spot to qualify for the regional meet at Converse Judson that began on Thursday and runs through Saturday.
Escamilla won the 100-meter dash in 13.77 and was also first in the long jump with a leap of 14-3. He finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.35.
Marco Escamilla was fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:31 and was eighth in the 400-meter event at 1:04. Marco Escamilla competed in the sub-youth division in Corpus Christi. Derrick Carroll was fourth in the 800-meter run in the youth division with a time of 2:22.
If the trio does well at Converse this week, they have a chance to advance to the Junior Olympics national meet in Houston later this summer.
In Three Rivers, the results for the Beeville athletes included:
The primary girls foursome of Meagan DelBosque, Kaydence Menchaca, Ariana Ruiz and Yaneli Aguilar captured the gold with a first place time of 1:16.
The relay squad of O’Maley Carrillo, Annica Gonzales, Stephanie DelBosque and Faith Sandoval finished third in the same division with a time of 1:26. The bantam boys team of Jaxton Alvarado, Alex Aguilar, Marco Valadez and Desmond Givens placed third with a 1:07 clocking. The midget division girls squad of Abigail Gonzales, Samantha Manzano, Haley Sharp and Shaynea Redmond captured the gold with a time of 1:01.
In the 50-meter sprint in the primary division, Kaydence Menchaca placed second. Stephanie DelBosque and Cici Walker both earned third place ribbons. Annica Gonzales placed fourth, while O’Maley Carrillo and Manuel Hernandez both placed sixth. Ciarah Rodriguez was seventh.
In the girls primary group heats, Megan DelBosque and Stephanie DelBosque both placed second. Annica Gonzales, Ariana Ruiz, Kaydence Menchaca and O’Maley Carrillo all placed third. Faith Sandoval was fifth while Ciarah Rodriguez and Gillian Rodriguez captured sixth place ribbons.
For the Beeville primary boys, Jaxton Alvarado placed third with Manuel Hernandez in fifth. Jeremy Davos placed sixth and Keegan Westmoreland was seventh.
In the sub-bantam group, Lana Garcia was fourth for the young Lady Trojans and Desmond Givens placed second for the Beeville boys. Bantam division runners Jackie Hernandez finished first in her division with Jolie Carrillo crossing the finish line in sixth. Sub-midget runner Deemi DeLeon was fourth and Abigail Gonzales placed fifth.
Haley Sharp sprinted to a second place finish in the midget group, while Gabriella Murphy placed fourth. Donyvan Givens ran to a second place spot in the midget boys division.
Kaydence Menchaca won the gold in the primary division with Alicia Garcia finishing fifth. Gillian Rodriguez placed seventh for the girls. Jeremy Davis placed sixth for the primary boys, while Manuel Hernandez and Steven Walker were seventh and eighth, respectively.
Desmond Givens ran to a second place spot in the sub-bantam group, while Jackie Hernandez placed first for the Lady Trojans in the bantam division. Jolie Carrillo was fifth for the girls, and Marco Valadez was third in his event.
Sub-midget runner Shaynea Redmond was first and Abigail Gonzales was second for the Beeville team. Midget division runners included a first place finish by Samantha Manzano and a third place ribbon went to Gabriella Murphy. Donyvan Givens placed second for the boys.
Primary competitor Alicia Garcia placed fourth in the long dash. Yaneli Aguilar took third in the sub-bantam group. Alex Aguilar captured a second place ribbon in the bantam division. Deemi DeLeon seized first place in the sub-midget event. Johnny Ramos placed third in the midget class.
The primary group was divided into two age groups at this competition. The 7-8-year-old competitors were led by a first place finish from Meagan DelBosque with a leap of 9-4. Ariana Ruiz placed sixth at 7-11. Jaxton Alvarado went 7-2.5 for sixth place in the boys event. In the 3-6-year-old age group, Annica Gonzales placed second with a jump of 7-0, and Steven Walker placed sixth (no distance given).
In the sub-bantam long jump, Yaneli Aguilar placed fourth at 8-9, and Lana Garcia was fifth at 8-6. Desmond Givens won on the boys’ side with a good leap of 10-11. Bantam performer Jackie Hernandez was third at 8-6 with Jolie Carrillo also posting the same distance for fourth place. Alex Aguilar was second for the young Trojans with a 10-8 effort.
Sub-midget Lady Trojan Shaynea Redmond captured the gold with a top leap of 13-10.5. Midget athlete Haley Sharp jumped 10-10 for third. Donyvan Givens placed second for the Trojans at 12-4 and Johnny Ramos was fifth at 11-6.
Primary athlete Faith Sandoval won her event with a throw of 10-8. Sub-bantam performer Lana Garcia was second in her division with a toss of 12-8. Deemi DeLeon was first in the sub-midget group with a 16-5 effort, while Abigail Gonzales placed second with a throw of 15-6. Gabriella Murphy was third in the midget class with a throw of 22-2 and Samantha Manzano was fourth at 19-4. Johnny Ramos placed second for the Trojans at 21-2.