Track season begins with Trojan Relays
by Bruce Harper
Feb 25, 2010 | 825 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trojan JV hurdler Brooks Holder (left) flies over the next to last hurdle to catch up with an Alice competitor in Saturday’s 300-meter hurdle event.
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The track season is underway despite the cold and rainy conditions. Saturday’s Trojan Relays got lucky with the weather and the runners and jumpers had a relatively good morning and afternoon in which to compete.

Both the JV and varsity boys finished third overall.

“All our boys are coming along; lots of them just finished basketball and are still trying to get in track shape. The boys are working hard daily at practice and trying to improve in all the events they participate in,” said track coach Hector Gaza.

The Trojan JV boys got a first place finish from Tevin Wilson in the shot put with a toss of 36-2. Aric Gamez placed fourth in the event at 33-2 and Zach Castro placed sixth with a throw of 32-6.

Brent Puga tossed the discus 94-7 for a sixth place finish in the event. James Rincon jumped 5-2 to place second in the JV boys’ high jump.

In the long jump, Kyle Wright placed third with a leap of 15-10 while Eric Rosales was fourth at 15-8. Kurt Trevino earned a sixth place point with a leap of 14-7.

In the triple jump, Trojan Philip Hernandez captured fourth with a jump of 34-6. The Trojans had three runners place in the top six in the 3,200-meter run in the JV division. Ruben Garza placed second with a time of 11:46.81. Jordan Saldivar was fifth at 12:51.08 and Raymond Gonzalez was sixth at 13:16.24.

In the 4x100 relay, the Trojan team of Rosales, Salazar, Garza and Rojas ran to a third place finish in 49.02. The same foursome was third in the 4x200 at 1:42.52.

In the 800-meter run, Robert Wesson placed third in 2:21.40 and Steven Garcia was sixth in 2:27.79.

Brooks Holder placed second in the 110-meter hurdles with a good time of 18.02. In the 300-meter hurdles, Holder placed third with a time of 44.41.

In the 200-meter dash, Trojan Zach Castro finished third at 25.71. In the 1,600-meter run, Garza placed second at 5:23.97. The Trojan relay team in the 4x400 placed fourth in 3:58.84. No names were made available.

“The girls did a great job for their first track meet. Our girls have been working for a month already and it was good for them to reap some rewards for their hard work,” said coach Stella Resoio.

“It ended up being a beautiful day to run.”

The JV girls also fared well. In the high jump, Randi Maupin placed second with a jump of 4-2. Brennan Holder cleared 4-0 for third place. Maupin captured third place in the long jump at 12-2.

Holder took second in the triple jump at 26-8 while Maupin was third at 25-9. The 4x100-meter relay team of Brianna Jackson, Kristen Almeida, Vanessa Cuevas and Noemi Lopez won the gold at 56.16. The same squad placed second in the 4x200-meter event in 2:03.93.

Ashley Olivarez was sixth in the 3,200-meter run in 15:16.24. In the 800-meter run, Megan Migura won the event in 2:39.45 while teammate Bethany San Miguel was second at 2:40.0.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Maupin placed first in 18.49. Holder captured sixth in 22.37 and Taylor Garcia was seventh at 24.01.

Jackson ran to a fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash at 14.70 with Monica Garza in sixth at 14.98. In the 400-meter dash, Victoria Munoz captured third place points in 1:08.56 and Kaitlyn DeLeon came in eighth at 1:15.37.

In the 300-meter hurdles, Holder placed second in 56.88 while Garcia finished fifth at 1:04.34. In the 200-meter dash, Lady Trojan Cuevas was fourth at 31.80 with DeLeon was close behind in fifth at 31.83. Garza was eighth in the same event at 32.77.

In the metric mile, Migura placed third in 6:06.35 while Munoz was eighth in 6:36.98. The Lady Trojan foursome of Holder, Almeida, Lopez and San Miguel won he 4x400-meter relay event with a time of 4:30.97.

In the varsity boys’ competition, Johnny Hernandez placed fourth in the shot put at 46-9 and was third in the discus at 144-10. Trojans Ismeal Garza placed fifth in the shot at 45-1 and was a fifth place finisher in the discus at 131-7.

Brandon Harris finished sixth in the long jump at 18-7. In the 3,200-meter run, J.J. De La Garza earned the gold medal in 10:33.81. A Beeville squad ran to a second place finish in the 4x100-meter relay in 44.30 (no names were provided).

Jordan Nelson ran to a third place finish in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.47. Harris staked a claim on second place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.39.

The 4x200-meter relay team of Jesse De Los Santos, Aaron Castilla, Sebastian Rodriguez and Adam Garcia placed second in 1:34.29. Aaron Shirley ran to a fourth place finish in the 400-meter run at 54.03. Harris was fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.53.

De La Garza placed second in the metric mile at 4:51.27. The Trojan 4x400 relay team finished fourth in 3:37.19 (no names provided).

“The varsity boys’ track team did show with hard work they can be contenders at the district track meet,” Gaza said.

The varsity girls got two first place finishes from Shanise Wilson. Her 34-2 effort in the shot put and her 113-8 throw in the discus were both good enough for the golds.

Ashley Galle finished fourth in the pole vault, clearing 7-6. Lyndsey Yanez finished third in the long jump at 13-9 with Natalie Elder in fifth at 13-1. Elder was fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 26-2 1/4 while Morgan McKinney was fifth, just 1/8 of an inch behind Elder.

In the 3,200-meter run, Jennifer Rodriguez was fifth but no time was given. In the 100-meter dash, Elder placed second in 13.56 and Galle was fifth at 14.37.

The relay squad of Alisa Patterson, Ruth Owunna, Elder and Chelsea Contreras was second in the 4x200-meter event in 1:51.59. Contreras placed third in the 400-meter race in 1:02.42 with Victoria Elizalde coming in fifth in 1:05.10.

Galle was fifth in the 200-meter dash at 28.70 with Owunna in seventh at 30.07.

In the 1,600-meter run, Rodriguez placed fourth in 5:57.24. Elizalde finished close back in fifth at 5:58.92 and Yanez was seventh in the event at 6:05.16.

Yanez teamed with Owunna, Contreras and Patterson in the 4x400 for a third place spot in 4:20.7.

The teams will compete on Saturday at the Asics Javelina Invitational in Kingsville.

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