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March 29, 2001
Eagles get district seedings before going to Crane meet
PECOS, March 29, 2001 - The District 2-4A Track and Field Championships
are still eight days away, but Eagle coaches Lily Talamantez and Jerry
Parent set their lineups for each event and got a look at the times, heights
and distances of their district rivals on Wednesday, during a scratch meeting
held in Canutillo.
The district's coaches determined seedings and lane assignments for
the April 6-7 meet in Canutillo this week, though the Eagles still have
one more meet to go before 2-4A competition, this Saturday at the Golden
Pecos girls have one relay and one individual seeded first going into
the district meet, while the boys have one individual No. 1 seed. The girls'
800 meter relay team, which qualified for regionals as the second place
finisher a year ago, is seeded first, as is Jesena Natividad in the 300
meter hurdles, while Daniel Terrazas, who won the 400 meter dash at district
the past two seasons, is seeded No. 1 again this year, "but not by much,
about two-tenths of a second," coach Jerry Parent said.
Parent said Clint is favored to win this year's district meet, and go
in with senior D.J. Shepard seeded first in three events _ the 100 meter
dash, long jump and triple jump _ while the Lions also go into the meet
ranked No. 1 in the 400 and 1600 meter relays.
"If we can hold our own we'll be right there with Clint in the relays,"
Parent said. The 400-meter relay team is seeded No. 2 by about half a second,
while the 1600-meter relay team is seeded third.
Parent said Joe Navarrete is seeded second in the discus and Tony Trujillo
is third in the shot put, while Jason Gonzales is in the middle of the
field in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles and Abel Lopez, Jacob Mora and Ricky
Plummer are seeded towards the top in the 800 meter run.
Aside from Clint, Mountain View also looks strong on the boys' side,
thanks to their distance race entries, while on the girls' side, the Lions
and Lobos also figure to be the Eagles' toughest competition.
"When I totaled up the points (based on seedings), Clint has us by about
10 points in the running events, so hopefully we can get some more points
there," Talamantez said. "Mountain View looks pretty strong in the field
events. I just hope we can pick up some points."
Talamantez said earlier she was thinking about focusing on the 800 and
1600-meter relays at district, but with the 400-meter team seeded second
and the 1600-meter team third going in, she may change things up. "I may
just put Tiana (Terry) out there and run her only in the 100, because in
the 200 she's seeded about eighth," she said.
Terry is seeded second in the 100-meter dash, while Mari Martinez is
seeded second in the 3200 meter run. Kelsey Holt is seeded third in that
race and Jessica Martinez is fifth, while Mari Martinez is seeded fourth
in the 1600 meters, Marissa Mendoza is fifth in the 100 meters, Michelle
Saenz and Christina Arenivas are fifth and sixth in the 800 meter run and
Yvette Barreno is seeded sixth in the 400 meter dash.
Both coaches said they planned to run their teams at Crane as close
as possible to what they'll have at Canutillo next week, though Parent
said he would be without Terrazas for most of the day on Saturday. "He
has to take his SATs, so I won't have him until the afternoon. He probably
won't run the quarter (400), but I'll have him as an alternate in the relay,"
The Golden Crane Invitational will begin preliminaries and field event
finals around 9 a.m. Saturday, and the running finals are scheduled for
3 p.m., though Parent said they may starter earlier if the prelims end
ahead of schedule.
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