The Trojan track teams were in Orange Grove on a cold, windy Saturday morning to compete at the Bulldog Relays.
The Trojan team was limited to a junior varsity contingent and the young Beeville boys captured first place in their division at the meet.
“The kids did a great job of competing. Some kids even participated in events they don’t usually run to help the team,” said Trojan track coach Stephen Silva.
“I look forward to that type of continued effort in the coming weeks as we prepare for the district track meet.”
The Trojans got a first place performance in four events. Johnny Hernandez captured first place in both the shot put and the discus with throws of 45 feet, 1 1/2 inches and 127 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Isamael Garza placed second in both events with a toss of 39 feet, 7 1/2 inches in the shot and a throw of 108 feet, 2 1/2 inches in the discus.
First time runner, J. J. De La Garza captured the tough 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:13.83 for the JV boys. He came back a little later in the meet and also won the metric mile with a time of 5:18.99.
Trojan Adam Garcia crossed the finish line first in the 200-meter dash in 23.46. The 1,600-meter relay team of Garcia, Sebastian Rodriguez, Robert “Wes” Wesson and Frank Gutierrez ran to a third place finish with a time of 3:56.12.
Aaron Castilla placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet. The Beeville 400-meter relay squad of A.J. Rojas, Castilla, Yi Zhou and Hernandez placed fourth with a quick time of 47.97. Zhou was fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles for the Trojans with a time of 17.89. He also ran a 46.05 in the 300-meter hurdles for fifth-place points.
In the 4X200-meter relay, the foursome of Gutierrez, Castilla, Garcia and Wesson ran to a second place finish with a 1:41.33 clocking.
Rodriguez placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.68.
The Lady Trojans competed at the JV and varsity levels at the meet.
The varsity girls placed fifth over all in the big meet. Shanise Wilson placed second in the shot put with a toss of 37 feet,1 1/4 inches and was fifth in the discus at 95 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Ruth Owunna ran to a fourth place spot in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.52.
In the long distance events, Jennifer Rodriguez placed third in the 3,200-meter and then came back and captured fourth in the 1,600-meter run later in the day. Her times were 13:02.68 and 6:07.64 respectively in the two events.
Sarah Main jumped to a fourth-place finish in the pole vault with a leap of 8 feet. The 800-meter relay team of Hillary Hennig, Sandra Narvaiz, Owunna and J.J. Hernandez placed fourth in the tough field with a time of 1:53.92.
In the junior varsity competition, the Lady Trojan 800-meter relay foursome of Amanda Cagle, Ashley Galle, Megan Migura and Noemi Lopez placed fourth with a time of 2:03.37. Lopez crossed the finish line in 29.16 in the 200-meter dash for a sixth-place point. Amanda Alvarez ran a 6:19.61 in the 1,600-meter run for a fourth-place finish.
The 1,600-meter relay team of Bethany San Miguel, Galle, Migura and Lopez placed fourth with a 4:47.30 clocking.
“Our girls have done a good job of competing so far and we hope to bring home more medals as the weeks go by. I really have to give these girls a pat on the back for working together and making it a fun track season so far,” said Lady Trojan coach Stella Resio.
The track teams will be in Floresville this Saturday at the Tiger Relays.