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for Pecos Country of West Texas
March 27, 2001
Eagle teams fourth, 12th at Kermit, San Angelo
PECOS, March 27, 2001 - Running against teams that may be their future
district rivals, the Pecos Eagle girls placed fourth on Saturday at the
Permian Basin Relays in Kermit, while Pecos' boys, running against teams
they hope will be their regional rivals next month, had a tougher time
in San Angelo on Friday and Saturday, placing 12th in Division
II at the San Angelo Relays.
Midland Greenwood won the girls division at Kermit going away with 196
points, while the Eagles were third among four teams bunched within eight
points of each other. Pecos finished with 88 points, to 93 for Monahans,
90 for Fort Stockton and 85 for Kermit,
"We cut our times, and everybody worked real hard. I think what hurt
us was we didn't have anybody in the hurdles," said coach Lily Talamantez.
The girls got two first place finishes in the meet. Nicole Payne won
the 1600 meter run with a 6:21.9 time, seven seconds ahead of teammate
Christina Arenivas, who was second, while Michelle Sanez took the 800 meter
run with a 2:37 time.
Placing second was Kelsey Holt in the 3200 meter run, with a 14:08 time,
while the Eagles' 800 meter relay team of Saenz, Yvette Barreno, Jessica
Rodriguez and Tiana Terry also took second, in 1:53.3. Barreno, Rodriguez,
Saenz and Mindy Harrson later placed third in the 1600 meter relay, and
Terry had a pair of individual third place finishes, in the 100 and 200
"We finally got Christina Arenivas out there. She had missed the last
two meets and I used her in the mile and she got second. Hopefully I'll
put her in some relays at Crane," Talamantez said. "Also Rebecca Wein just
came out and threw the discus and got third, and that helped."
Aside from Wein, the Eagles only picked up five other points in the
field events, on a fourth place finish by Stephanie Herrera in the shot
put and a sixth from Harrison in the triple jump.
"We're still working on the field events, and we should have a couple
of other girls who can help us there," Talamantez said.
Holt also took fifth in the 1600 meter run, Marissa Mendoza was fifth
in the 100 meters Jennifer Horton was sixth in the 3200 meters and Barreno,
Rodriguez, Mendoza and Harrson were sixth in the 400 meter dash.
The boys sent part of their team to compete in the junior varsity division
at Kermit, while the rest went to San Angelo, where the Eagles ended up
with seven points, all from Daniel Terrazas, who placed third in the 400
meter dash in 52.20 and sixth in the 100 meters with an 11.83 time.
"Daniel ran a sub-11 time in the prelims. He ran a 10.9, but then (on
Saturday) it got awful cold," said coach Jerry Parent. Terrazas also had
a faster time on Friday in the preliminaries of the 400 meter dash, running
Parent said the next best effort for Pecos was an eighth place in the
3200 meter relay, which is run at San Angelo but is not yet a UIL state
event. "We ran our youngsters in the two mile and they ran a 9:36," he
said. "Overall, most of our kids improved their times, and that's what
we're looking for."
Parent said his team would again be shorthanded for this weekend's Golden
Crane Invitational, the last meet for Pecos before the District 2-4A meet,
on April 6-7 at Canutillo.
Eagles head to Wildcats' den, girls hosting Mountain View
PECOS, March 27, 2001 - The Pecos Eagle baseball and softball teams face
the two teams today that gave them their most unpleasant surprises in District
2-4A play last year, when the boys travel to Fabens to face the Wildcats
while the girls are at home to take on the El Paso Mountain View Lobos.
The girls face Mountain View, weather permitting, at 4 p.m. at Martinez
Field, while the boys are scheduled to take on Fabens starting at 5 p.m.
on the Wildcats' field.
Both Pecos and Fabens won their district baseball openers this past
Friday, the Eagles by an 8-5 score over Clint and the Wildcats by an11-2
margin over Canutillo. George Sanchez picked up the victory for the Wildcats,
while sophomore Tury Cleto went 4-for-5 in the victory.
Today, the Eagles figure to see Carlos Sanchez on the mound. He combined
with Beto Nunez on a six hitter in the teams' last meeting a year ago,
when the Wildcats beat the Eagles in Pecos by a 9-2 score.
The Eagles were expecting to face Fabens in the finals of the Alpine
Tournament on March 17, but the Wildcats were surprised by host Alpine
in the tournament semifinals, then were beaten in the third place game
by Greenwood, after the Rangers had fallen to the Eagles by a 9-3 score.
Bareny Rodriguez got the win in that game to improve to 2-0 this season,
and Eagles' coach Bubba Williams said he would start on the mound this
afternoon against Fabens.
While Fabens and Pecos fight for at least a share of first in the 2-4A
baseball standings, the Eagle girls will try to remain alone in first in
the district softball standings, after improving to 3-0 on Friday with
a 15-0 win over Canutillo.
Mountain View, meanwhile, desperately needs a victory, after dropping
to 0-3 on Friday with a 19-10 loss to Clint. The Lobos battled back from
a 4-0 deficit to take a 5-4 lead after four innings, only to see Clint
score nine times in the fifth, and their six more times in their last two
at-bats to get the win.
Last year, the Lobos handed the Eagles their only loss in district,
winning in El Paso by a 6-5 score. So far this season, Pecos has had to
rally twice in district to get victories, but had an easy time on Tuesday
as Stephanie Herrera tossed a one hitter against Canutillo. Herrera has
now allowed only one run and three hits in 13 innings of pitching in district
The first half of district closes for Pecos on Friday with a trip to
San Elizario, which is tied for second with Fabens after losing to the
Wildcats this past Friday by a 4-3 score.
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