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Eagles fly to track win at Ben Bolt Lady Eagles capture second
by Bruce Harper
Mar 02, 2011 | 329 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The first track meet of the year for the Pettus varsity teams resulted in the Eagles capturing the team title in Ben Bolt while the Lady Eagles placed second overall in the varsity girls’ division.

The varsity boys got second place points from long-distance man Silvestre Sanchez in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:30. In the metric mile, or 1,600 meters, Sanchez garnered first place points by covering the distance in 5:13.

Casey Jones placed second in the 100-meter dash with a quick time of 11.9. Joe Benavides was sixth in the event at 12.52 and Sheldon Maurer came across the finish line in 13.51.

Jones was also second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.0. John Constante ran to a fourth place spot in 61.0. In the 200-meter dash, Eagle Joe Benavidez placed second in 24.9 with Constante fifth in 26.4. Maurer was sixth in the event in 28.37. The 4x400-meter relay team of Silvestre, Benavides, Jones and Constante finished first at the meet with a fast 3:53 time.

Jones also captured first place points for the Eagles in the long jump and triple jump. Jones cleared 16-7 in the long jump and went 36-2 in the triple jump event. Constante was second in both events with a leap of 16-1 and a hop, skip and jump of 34-7.

In the varsity girls’ competition, Lady Eagle Madi Garza placed second in the 800-meter run in 2:49 with Bethany Amador placing fourth in 3:08. Chloe Garza was first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.41. Tristian Moore was fifth in the dash with a time of 14.72.

The Lady Eagles’ speedy duo finished second (Garza) and third (Moore), respectively, in the 400-meter dash with times of 65.35 and 68.35.

In the 200-meter dash competition, Garza was second in the event at 28.09 with Moore running just out of the point race with a time of 31.8. In the metric mile, the 1,600-meter run, Lady Eagle Madi Garza was first in 6:52 and Amador was third with a time of 7:08.

In the field events, Chloe Garza captured a second place medal in the long jump with a leap of 15-6 1/2 while Moore finished her attempts at 11-0.

Chloe Garza was first in the triple jump, clearing 33-3 1/2, with Madi Garza placing fifth at 26-11 1/2. Moore was right behind her in sixth at 25-7.

Sean Leal participated in the JV boys’ 100- and 200-meter dashes for the Eagles.

The Pettus track teams will compete this Saturday in Three Rivers at the Bulldogs’ meet.
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