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Friday, July 1, 2005

Local runners win golds in Iraan track meet

Eleven boys and girls participating in the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD summer track program competed in a summer track meet on June 16th in Reagan County, after rain curtailed a summer meet the previous week in Iraan.

Coach Donna Gent said the Iraan meet started, but was halted a short time later due to the weather. “It just started raining and after two events, they said it wasn’t going to stop and just halted it,” she said.

Of those who did compete in Iraan, Alyson Salcido placed second and Brittany Quintana was third in the Youth Division (13-14 year old) triple jump, going 13-foot-5 and 12-11 1/2 respectively. In the Pee Wee Division (7-8), Sadie Gent placed third with a 9-foot effort while Sarah Gent was sixth in the Bantam Division (9-10), with an 8-foot-4 leap. In the boys’ shot put, Robert Herrera was second in the Youth Division, throwing 36-feet-4, and Nick Granados was fourth with a 30-foot-1 toss.

At Reagan County, Sadie Gent won four events in the Pee Wee Division, taking the long jump with a 9-foot-0 1/4 effort, the high jump with a 3-foot-6 leap, the 50-meter dash, with an 8.2 time, and was a member of the first place 400-meter relay team, which won with a 1:17.7 time. She also was second in the 100 meters with a time of 16.8 and third in the 200 meters with a 39.3 time.

Also in the Pee Wee Division, Lucas Salcido won the 400 meter dash with a 1:25.7 time; took second in the 200 meters and 50 meters, with 36.5 and 8.1 times; placed third in the 100 meters with a 15.9 time and was fourth in the long jump with an 8-foot-7 effort.

In the Bantam Division, Sarah Gent was first in the 400 meters with a 1:17.7 time; placed fifth in the 100 and 200 meters with 17.7 and 43.2 times; and was sixth in the long jump and high jump with 8-foot-11 and 3-foot leaps.

In the Youth Division, six Pecos track team members earned first place finishes at the Reagan County meet. Maurice Johnson won three firsts, in the 100-meter dash (13.1 seconds), 400 meters (1:06.48) and as a member of the 400-meter relay team. He also was third in the long jump with a 15-foot-5 effort.

Germain Rodriguez, Jeremy Martinez and Sammy Sandoval were the other members of the 400-meter team. Martinez also won the high jump with a 5-foot-2 leap, and Rodriguez took the 80-meter hurdles. He was second in his heat in the 200-meter dash, and Sandoval was second in the long jump, with a 16-foot-3 1/4 jump.

The other first place finishers were Robert Herrera, who took the shot put with a 35-foot-11 effort and the discus with a 108-foot-6 1/2 throw; and Hector Roman, who ran 2:39.5 to win the 800 meters and placed fifth in his heat of the 200 meter dash. The other Youth Division competitors for Pecos were Nick Granado, second in the shot put (30-foot-8), discus (89-foot-4) and 100 meter dash (13.4), and Steven Apolinar, who was third in his heat in the 200 meter dash and fifth in the 100 meters, with a 15.6 time.

Pecos teams seek new district’s first titles

Tournament play opens Thursday for the Pecos Little League 9-10 year old All-Star baseball team, while play opens Friday for Pecos’ four other youth baseball teams in their new District 37 grouping.

Pecos won the 9-10 year old division last year as members of District 4, and this year drew a preliminary round game against Greenwood at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Monahans. The winner will play at 6 p.m. on Friday against Martin County.

The double-elimination tournament continues on Saturday and on the Fourth of July, with the championship game scheduled for 6 p.m. next Thursday.

Most of the players from last year’s 9-10 year old team are now members of the 11-year-old All-Star squad, a new division created this year. There are only four teams entered in that division, which opens up at the Chano Prieto Little League Field on Friday, with Pecos hosting Monahans in a 6 p.m. game.

Fort Stockton faces Kermit in the 8 p.m. game, and play in the division runs through the title game on Tuesday.

Pecos also won the 11-12 year old title in District 4 a year ago, and nine teams will be entered in the 11-12 division tournament in Fort Stockton, which opened Thursday evening with a game between Monahans and Winker County (Kermit-Wink). Pecos’ first game was scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday against Martin County, and the double-elimination tournament runs through the title game at 6 p.m. next Thursday.

The 13-14 year old Junior League All-Star tournament will be in Pecos and will have four teams entered. Play starts with Monahans facing Fort Stockton at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Pecos High School baseball field, while the host Pecos team faces the Trans-Pecos All-Star squad at 8 p.m. on Friday.

The tournament continues with two games on Saturday and a semifinal game on Monday. The title game is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, with a second game, if needed, set for 8:30 p.m.

There are seven teams entered in the Senior League Tournament, which will be at the Fort Stockton High School baseball field. Pecos faces Fort Stockton at 8 p.m. on Friday in their opening round game. Games in that tournament will also be played at Rooney Park, with the title game scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday.

District 37 is one of two new districts in the West Texas Section 1 Little League. District 36, based in El Paso, is the other, and the winners of those districts, along with the districts 1-4 will advance to sectional play in mid-July. Pecos’s new district includes Monahans, Fort Stockton, Big Bend (Alpine), Trans-Pecos, Martin County (Stanton), Winkler County (Kermit), Coahoma and Greenwood.

While Pecos has been a member of the San Angelo-based District 4 for years, most of the teams making up the new District 37 played last year as members of District 3, which is based in the Midland-Odessa area. District 36 teams from El Paso also were members of District 3 until this year.

That district will continue to feature teams from Midland and Odessa, as well as Big Spring, Andrews and Lamesa, and will be one of the five other districts in the West Texas Section 1. District 1 includes teams from the Amarillo area, District 2 in centered around Lubbock, District 4 remains based in San Angelo and District 5 is the Abilene-Snyder area.

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