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Thursday, April 6, 2000
Eagles seek right relay combos for district
By JON FULBRIGHT
PECOS, Apr. 6, 2000 -- Pecos Eagle track coaches Ron Arnesen and Lily Talamantez
still have some final decisions to make about the lineups for their relay
teams, but have their other track and field competitors set for this weekend's
District 2-4A meet at San Elizario.
Preliminaries will begin along with some field event finals at 4 p.m.
CDT on Friday, while the remaining field events will start on Saturday at
9:30 a.m. CDT, followed by the running finals at 11 a.m.
Clint is the defending champion in both the boys and girls
divisions, while both Pecos teams recorded over 100 points at last year's track
meet, and both sent their 1600-meter relay squads to San Angelo. But going
into this weekend's event, Talamantez said she would not have a
1600-meter team this time around, while Arnesen is still trying to determine his
final lineup for that race and the 400-meter relay.
The main focus is on where junior Daniel Terrazas will run. "I still
don't know which relay he'll be in. I might have to wait until Friday or
Saturday," Arnesen said. Pecos won the 400 meter relay last Saturday at the
West of the Pecos Relays, but without Terrazas, were edged out by
San Elizario in the 1600, though that group of Eagles was disqualified for
running inside the Lane 1 markers on the northeast curve.
"On both relays right now everybody's within a couple
of seconds, so it should be a real close race," Arnesen said. Jason Payne
and Len Carson also were members of last year's 1600-meter squad
that advanced to regionals, though Carson missed competing at
district after hurting himself in the pole vault.
Terrazas will run in the 200 and 400-meter dashes, where Arnesen
said he's seeded second, after winning the 400 last year and finishing third in
the 200. "J.P. (Payne) is right there on his quarter time, and so is
Ricky (Plummer)," he said. Payne, Plummer, Carson and Dulces Guerrero ran
the mile relay last week.
Carson also advanced to regionals a year ago in the pole vault, but
will compete in the 300 meter hurdles and the 800 meter run this year,
while Plummer and Payne will be in the 400 dash, and Guerrero will run in the
100 and 200 meter dashes.
Arnesen said Craig Wein and Nolan Blount will run in the 1600
and 3200 meter runs, with Blount also competing in the 3200, while
Micah Huffman will be entered in the shot put and discus.
Talamantez will have teams for both the 400 and 800-meter
relays at San Elizario. "I'm going to go ahead with Jessica
(Rodriguez) Yvette (Barreno), Christina (Arenivas) and Philly (Fobbs)
on the spring relay, and it will be the same on the 800 except
Maricela (Arenivas) will take Christina's place."
Talamantez said Arenivas and Tiana Terry would be the
400-meter relay alternates, with Terry and Shanna Tredaway alternates on
Christina Arenivas hasn't run in the past two weeks after scoring
20 points in the long jump and 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes at Crane.
She and Rodriguez were part of last year's regional qualifiers in the 1600,
while Maricela Arenivas earned a regional berth a year ago in the long
jump, finishing second.
Most of the relay team members will also be entered in two of
the three sprint races on Friday. Talamantez said Kelsey Holt
and Nicole Payne would be in the 1600-meter run and Holt would also
enter the 3200 meters, while Tredaway, Jesena Natividad and Jamie
Moore would be in the 300-meter hurdles and Alessandra Vasquez
and Stephanie Camacho would compete in the shot put and discus.
Like Arenivas, Tredaway also missed last week's Pecos Relays,
but is expected back this week. "They're recovering. They say they're
ready to run, so we're going to go ahead and run them," Talamantez said.
"I guess the week-and-a-half helped those girls."
Age Group swimmers get awards
PECOS, Apr. 6, 2000 -- The Pecos Age-Group Swim Team presented awards
to its swimmers for their work during the 1999-2000 season, during the
team's banquet last Friday at the Pecos Valley Country Club.
Coach Rene Rodriguez and Joan Capshaw gave out awards to
boys and girls in each of the age divisions, and seven members of the team
were recognized after qualifying for an all-star swim meet on April 15 at
the Texas Tech Aquatic Center in Lubbock.
The swimmers who'll compete in Lubbock are Heath
Armstrong, Matthew Oglesby, Josh Elliott, Kyle Winkles and K.W.
Winkles in the boys' divisions and Lindsey Shaw and
Teddie Salcido in the girls divisions. Matt Elliott will be an
alternate on the boys' side.
Armstrong, Oglesby, Matt Elliott and K.W. Winkles
also received awards as the top swimmers in their age groups
for the 1999-2000 season. Armstrong was named in the
7-8 year old division, Oglesby for the 9-10 year olds, Elliott in the
11-12 division and Winkles for the 13-14 year olds.
Winners on the girls' side were Alexcia Mendoza for the 6
and under division, Alyson Reynolds for the 7-8 year olds,
Cynthia Marmolejo for the 11-12 year olds, and Amie Reynolds in the
13-14 year old division.
A "comeback kid: award was also given to Tatum Windham
during Friday's banquet.
Sarazen honored, Tiger feared at Masters
By TIM DAHLBERG
AP Sports Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga., Apr. 6, 2000 — With their ranks reduced by one, Byron Nelson
and Sam Snead teed off today on a chilly Georgia morning to begin the 64th
A moment of silence for the late Gene Sarazen preceded the
honorary tee shots from the aging former winners onto a course that
has changed markedly from Snead's last Masters win in 1954.
The 88-year-old Nelson, using his driver as a cane on the tee box, hit
a ball into the left rough and Snead, 88, followed with a shot of about
150 yards down the right side of the fairway.
Sarazen, known as the "Squire," died last year at the age of 97, a
month after he joined Nelson and Snead on the first tee at Augusta National.
As the rest of the field followed for real today, they found a
course that is slicker, hairier, longer and more full of trees than anyone could
have imagined when Nelson won in 1937 and 1942 and Snead in 1949, 1952
It also contained one Tiger and that might be the biggest
difference by itself.
"He's going to be a hard guy to beat," Greg Norman said.
Tiger Woods is the most dominant favorite for the Masters since
Jack Nicklaus was in his prime, bringing a game to Augusta National this
spring that is far more refined than the one he used to rout the field three
He's won 10 times since finishing nine shots behind Jose Maria
Olazabal here last year. Woods has finished either first or second 10 times in
his last 11 tournaments.
Even the latest changes to the course seem to favor his kind of game.
"It's helping anybody who can hit the ball long and high," said Woods.
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