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Tuesday, November 7, 2000 

Bears 14th at regional; injury sidelines Eagle

PECOS, Nov 7, 2000 -- The Balmorhea Bears cross country team placed  14th in the Region I-A meet this past  Saturday, while Pecos' lone runner in the Class 4A division in Lubbock was  unable to compete due to injury.

Running at Lubbock's Mae Simmons Park, Balmorhea finished 14th in the team standings with 362 points, with senior Danny Guebara earning the highest placing for the three-mile race, finishing 59th with a 19:38 time.

"The good thing is we only have one senior on our team in Danny. All the rest of the group are sophomores," said Balmorhea coach Gary Gallego, whose team won the District 3A cross country title the previous Saturday at Comstock.

After Guebara's finish, Gallego said the next best effort for the Bears was a 69th place by Sammy Dominguez, with a 20:28 time. He was followed by Michael Keeper, 71st with a 20:30 time; Christian Aguirre, 78th with a 20:49 time; Ivan Rodriguez, 85th with a 21:11 time; Jourmain Matta, 110th with a 24:08 time and Chance Cook, 115th with a time of 26:26.

Whiteface won the boys division with 56 points, while Hart was second with 75 and Iraan third with 95 points.

Pecos didn't qualify any runners for regional on the boys' side, and coach Rudy Jurado said the only girl to qualify, freshman Mari Martinez, couldn't run due to shin splints.

"She had them all week," said Jurado, as the combination of morning basketball practice, afternoon athletics and evening training on the track was too much.

"I gave her two days off and asked her if she wanted to try it, and she did, so we went up there (Saturday), he said. "She jogged about half a lap and said it began to hurt, then she ran a little bit more and it hurt more. So as not to embarrass her, I went ahead and pulled her out."

Neither of the Eagles' two District 2-4A rivals, El Paso Mountain View or Clint, advanced past the regionals in team competition on the girls' side, while Fabens did earn a return trip to state, though last year's Class 4A champions were edged out by Southlake Carroll for the regional title by three points.

"One thing I'm optimistic about is the one Fabens girls Audrey (Ochoa) advanced to state," Jurado said. "She finished sixth (the top 10 individuals advanced to Austin), and she had beaten Mari by 58 seconds at district, so I'm hoping next year she has a shot at placing at regionals."

Pecos swimmers place 3rd, 7th at Abilene

Staff Writer

PECOS, Nov. 7, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagle swim team performed better at the  Abilene Invitational than they had at their first invitational meet a week  earlier, as the boys to place third overall and the girls placed seventh  Saturday afternoon.

"I thought we did a lot better job in Abilene," coach Terri Morse said. "Our times and strokes looked better."

Morse said the girls didn't place as high as they should have because they were missing four swimmers.

"It was a tough meet because we were missing four girls but we pulled together as a team and did well," Junior Rachelle Eisenberg said.

Morse said she was pleased with the way her teams placed.

"I was pleased by they way they placed overall at that large of a meet with that many 5A schools," she said.

Sophomore Gary Garcia said swimming against the 5As is always tough.

"This was a tough meet because there were so many 5As," he said.

Pecos' boys placed first a week earlier against a weaker field at Big Spring. On Saturday, they finished third with a total of 346 points behind two 5A schools, San Angelo Central and Lubbock High, who finished with 410½ and 379½ points.

The top three teams blew the rest of the teams out of the water with the fourth place team, Mansfield High, scoring 159 points.

On the girl's side, host Abilene High won with 344 points, while San Angelo Central followed with 326 points. Pecos finished seventh with 130 points, behind five 5A schools and one of the Eagles' District 3-4A rivals, Abilene Wylie. The Bulldogs tied for fifth place with Midland High, with 152 points.

The girls had to scratch their entry in the first event, the 200-yard medley relay because of the missing swimmers but was able to place seventh in the 200-yard freestyle relay with the Pecos `A' team of Kelsey Holt, Lauren Wein, Jessica Minjarez and Rachelle Eisenberg.

The Pecos `B' team of Betsy Lujan, Chyloe Martin, Tina Grice and Rebecca Reynolds placed 21st.

The Pecos `A' team of Holt, Minjarez, Lara Weinacht and Eisenberg were able to move up to fourth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay behind Abilene, Wylie and Central.

The Pecos `B' team of Ashley Carrasco, Grice, Rebecca Reynolds and Lujan placed 17th.

Eisenberg placed seventh in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:47.09 and fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:18.79.

Carrasco placed 22nd in the latter event and 15th in the individual medley.

Holt placed 28th in the 50-yard freestyle and 20th in the 100-yard freestyle.

Martin placed 44th in the 100-yard freestyle and 62nd in the 50 while Weinacht placed 96th in the same event and 67th in the 100.

Minjarez placed 10th in the 200-yard freestyle while Grice placed 23rd and later finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:14.70. Minjarez was ninth and Lauren Wein eighth in the 500, while she placed 17th in the 100-yard backstroke. Lujan, who placed 13th in the 500-yard freestyle, placed 19th in the backstroke

Rebecca Reynolds was the lone Pecos girl to swim in the 100-yard butterfly, placing 15th. She also placed 27th in the 100-yard breaststroke.

For the boys, the Pecos `A' team of Tye Edwards, Jason Lopez, Will Oglesby and Cortney Freeman placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:48.13 ahead of San Angelo Central's 1:49.47 finish and Lubbock's 1:50.22.

In the same event the Pecos `B' team of Gary Garcia, K.W. Winkles, Patrick McChesney and Eddie Matta placed seventh.

The Pecos `A' team of Grant Holland, Randall Reynolds, Lopez and Freeman fell short placed fourth with a time of 1:39.21 while the `B' team of John Parent, Garcia, Daniel Quintana and Mata placed 12th.

The Pecos `C' team of Max Key, Adrian Puertas, Michael Juarez and Trey Edwards placed 18th.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay Tye Edwards, Reynolds, Winkles and Holland placed third with a time of 3:39.51 behind Central's 3:30.04 and Abilene's 3:34.32. The `B' team of Oglesby, Quintana, Parent and McChesney placed 10th while the `C' team of Key, Puertas, Juarez and Trey Edwards placed 14th.

Reynolds placed 10th in the 200-yard freestyle and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle while McChesney placed seventh in the 500 and 14th in the 200.

Quintana also swam in the 200 and 500-yard freestyles placing 17th. Trey Edwards' was 16th in the 200 free and 14th in the 500, while Juarez placed 23rd and 30th in the 200.

Winkles placed third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:18.60. He later placed 16th in the 100-yard freestyle, just ahead of Freeman's 17th place finish. Freeman earlier had finished sixth in the 50-yard freestyle.

Holland was fifth in the 200-yard individual medley and third in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:10.19 just behind Lopez who placed first with a time of 1:05.70.

Lopez also placed 10th in the 100-yard butterfly just ahead of Oglesby who placed 11th. He also placed 32nd in the 50-yard freestyle.

Wesley Roberts just out-touched Oglesby in the 50-yard freestyle placing 31st. Roberts later was sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Garcia finished 13th in both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard backstroke where Tye Edwards placed third with a time of 59.61 behind Alex Weidemann from Mansfield who finished with at time of 57.79 and Lubbock's Chris Tredennick's 59.26. Edwards also placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly

Key placed 19th in the 100 fly and was 18th in the 100-yard backstroke. Parent placed 17th in that event and 15th in the 200-yard individual medley. Mata finished 27th in the 50-yard freestyle and 23rd in the 100-yard freestyle where Puertas finished 29th.

This week the Eagle Swim Team will be swimming in the Pecos Invitational at the Pecos High School Natatorium.

Morse said they should have a full team this week and they would probably do even better because they are swimming at home.

Diving starts at 6 p.m., on Friday with swimming beginning at 11 a.m., on Saturday.

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