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JHS’ Kennedy advances to area meet
by Bruce Harper
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Beeville long-distance runners fared well at the recent District 30-4A meet at Gregory-Portland. JV Lady Trojan Emilie Bozant (from left) won the 3,200-meter event to capture the district championship. Brent Koenig captured the district title in the JV boys’ 3,200-meter event and Kennedy Trevino was second in the 3,200-meter varsity girls’ race to qualify for the area meet on Wednesday, back at the Gregory-Portland track.
Contributed photo Beeville long-distance runners fared well at the recent District 30-4A meet at Gregory-Portland. JV Lady Trojan Emilie Bozant (from left) won the 3,200-meter event to capture the district championship. Brent Koenig captured the district title in the JV boys’ 3,200-meter event and Kennedy Trevino was second in the 3,200-meter varsity girls’ race to qualify for the area meet on Wednesday, back at the Gregory-Portland track.
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PORTLAND – The District 30-4A track and field meet had the Trojans and Lady Trojans running and jumping on April 9-10.

The Lady Trojan and Trojan JV squads came through with several good individual performances. Lady Trojan varsity runner Kennedy Trevino placed second in the 3,200-meter run to qualify for the area meet that will be hosted in G-P again on Wednesday, starting at 11 a.m.

“She ran her best time of the season, 12:29.48, and broke her own school record from two years ago, at 12:38. We are so proud of her,” said Lady Trojan coach Linda Luna.

Results of the JV girls were:

3,200-meter run – Emilie Bozant, first, 13:46.64 (JV district champ).

1,600-meter run –Maria Navarro, first 6:11.46 (JV district champ); Bozant, third, 6:19.37; Janie Cano, sixth, 6:37.86.

800-meter run – Navarro, second, 2:45.53; Ava Salazar, 2:55, NP (no place); Mindy Maldonado, 3:00, NP.

200-meter dash – Victoria Mercado, 32.0; Kayla Standridge, 33.0; Sierra Jefferson, 32.0.

400-meter dash – Julissa Ortiz, fourth, 1:09.24; Salazar, 1:12; Alyssa Rivera, 1:14.

100-meter hurdles – Alyssa Silva, third, 17.92.

300-meter hurdles – Alyssa Silva, third, 55.86.

100-meter dash – Jefferson, 14.2; Christiana Blanc, 14.4; Standridge, 14.5.

4x100-meter relay – Claudia Carranco, MacKenzie Harvey, Mercado, Maldonado, seventh, 58.6.

4x200-meter relay – Carranco, Harvey, Mercado Maldonado, seventh, 2:02.

4x400-meter relay – Carranco, Ortiz, Harvey, Maldonado, second, 4:39.23.

Long jump – Alyssa Silva, seventh, 14-3; Standridge, 13-0.

Shot put/discus – Gabriella Hyturria and Isabella Knapp, no marks.

Results of the varsity girls follow:

3,200-meter run – Kennedy Trevino, second, 12:29.48 (new school record).

100-meter dash – Michaela Fernandez, 14.2, NF (no final).

4x200-meter relay – Fernandez, Natalie Rivas, Brianna Cooley, Camryn Lofthouse, seventh, 1:59.

200-meter dash – Cooley, 28.35, NF; Rivas, 29.0, NF; Fernandez, 30.0, NF.

1,600-meter run – Trevino, fifth, 5:53.85.

“We struggled on varsity with relays all season, and it carried over into district. It didn’t stop the girls from at least trying their best,” said Luna.

“A positive to it all, is we are only losing one senior and everyone else should be returning next season.”

The results of the JV boys were:

100-meter dash – Brent Romine, second, 11.50.

400-meter dash – Ryan Gonzale, sixth, 57.81.

800-meter run – Javier Flores, first, 2:14.42 (JV district champ); Gabriel Cardenas, second, 2:14.70.

1,600-meter run – Brent Koenig, sixth, 5:16.22.

3,200-meter run – Brent Koenig, first, 10:50.21 (JV district champ).

110-meter hurdles – Ryan Pena, sixth, 18.83.

300-meter hurdles – Pena, sixth, 46.35.

4x100-meter relay – Pena, Romine, Tiki Granados, Nick Gonzales, sixth, 48.11.

4x200-meter relay – Cardenas, Daniel Chavez, Romine, Gonzales, fifth, 1:39.46.

4x400-meter relay – Chavez, Josh Perez, Cardenas, Flores, first, 3:43.39 (JV district champs).

High jump – Perez, second, 5-0.

Shot put – Nick Harris, third, 39-7.

The JV boys finished third overall with Victoria East and Port Lavaca ahead of them, respectively.

The results of the varsity boys follow:

1,600-meter run – Elias Guzman, fifth, 4:56.03.

4x100-meter relay – Sean Crooke, Robert Rodriguez, Sammy Navarro, Damian Aparicio, sixth, 45.13.

4x200-meter relay – Crooke, Matthew Guerra, Dominique Aparicio, Damian Aparicio, sixth, 1:35.07.

4x400-meter relay – Crooke, Guerra Aparicio, Aparicio, fifth, 3:41.30.

“I am really proud of how our kids competed this week. This is a very talented district with some veteran teams who will do well at the regional and state levels this year,” said Trojan head coach Jay Viertel.

“The experience that we gained from competing at this level is a huge investment in the future of our program.”
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