Trojans run, jump, throw at Tribal Relays
by Bruce Harper
Apr 04, 2009 | 943 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The varsity and junior varsity A.C. Jones High track teams were in Tuloso-Midway for the Tribal Relays on Saturday.

“This was a tough weekend for competition. The wind was blowing hard all day and performances were not quite what was expected,” said Trojan coach Stephen Silva.

In the JV boys competition, Ismael Garza placed second in the shot put with a toss of 42-9. Garza went on to win the discus competition with a throw of 119-4.

Yi Zhou placed first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 17.73 and also crossed the finish line first in the 300-meter hurdles at 44.89. Aaron Castilla placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.58.

Calallen won the JV title with Carroll in second. The Beeville boys finished fifth in the nine-team field.

In the JV girls’ meet, Amanda Alvarez placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run. In the 100-meter dash, Alison Patterson placed third at 14.01 with sister Alisa finishing right behind her at 14.03 for fourth place.

The 800-meter relay squad of Megan Migura, Alisa Patterson, Ashley Galle and Lyndsey Yanez placed sixth in 2:02.1. The same foursome placed fifth in the mile relay at 4:39.5.

Alisa Patterson won the 200-meter dash with a quick time of 28.62.

Gregory-Portland won the girls’ JV competition with the Lady Tigers of Carroll in second. The Beeville ladies, short in numbers, finished ninth.

In the girls’ varsity competition, Beeville’s Shanise Wilson captured first place in the shot put with a toss of 35-9 1/4. Wilson was third in the discus at 110-6. Sarah Main placed third in the pole vault, clearing an even nine feet.

The relay team of J.J. Hernandez, Sandra Narvaiz, Ruth Owunna and Chelsea Contreras placed fifth in the 800-meter relay at 1:53.5. Owunna finished fifth in the 200-meter dash at 27.41 with Contreras close by in sixth at 27.42.

The varsity girls placed sixth overall out of 13 teams at the meet. Carroll and G-P finished first and second.

In the varsity boys’ events, Trojan Johnny Hernandez placed sixth in the shot put in his first varsity competition with a throw of 45-0. Hernandez was fourth in the discus at 136-2.

Matt Botello cleared 11 feet in the pole vault for fourth place. Eric Soza ran and jumped his way to a fourth place finish on the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.5.

The Trojans finished 13th with their small number of athletes.

“I hope that our performances were indicative of the weather and the early morning start that we had which might have caused some fatigue. We hope to have a better showing this Thursday in Goliad and hope to begin peaking for the district meet,” Silva said.

The Trojans competed at Goliad on Thursday and will host the Trojan Relays next Thursday afternoon and evening in Beeville.

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