by Hunter Henzler
The Tiger track team competed at the Area track meet in Denver City today and advanced athletes in 5 events.
Anthony Torres and Jordan Garcia competed in both the 1600m and the 3200m, but did not advance.
To start out our regional qualifiers early in the day, Jameson Jackson placed 3rd in both Discus and Shot Put, with personal best throws of 142′ 4.5″ and 42′ 10.75″ respectively.
Ricky Medrano continued the trend, placing 2nd in the 800m running a personal best time of 2:04.
In the 1600m run Joel Cueto ran a personal best time of 4:44 and got 3rd place to also advance to Regionals.
Finally, in typical Tiger fashion, our 4x400m relay ran an incredible race and made things exciting for the entire crowd.
Isaiah Hawkins started out the race, running a very strong leg, and handed off the stick to Carlos Garcia in 3rd place.
Carlos battled for places with both Crane and Kermit and proceeded handed off the stick to George Wright in second place, having passed Kermit.
George continued to fight the entire lap with other schools, and in the last 100m held off 2 other teams to hand off the baton to Ricky Medrano in first place.
Ricky continued the trend, running one of his best splits of the year to finish the Relay with a season best time (by over 2 seconds) of 3:25.11 and a second place finish to advance to Regionals.
All of these young men will compete next Thursday and Friday in the Regional Championship at Abilene Christian University for the opportunity to advance to the State meet.