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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, April 1, 2002
Depth helps Eagles grab second at Crane Relays
The Pecos Eagle boys track team was almost able overcome the Crane Golden
Cranes' advantage in gold medals with their own advantage in depth Friday
afternoon, but the Cranes were able to pick up enough first place finishes
to come away with first place overall in their own Golden Crane Relays.
Crane won nine of the 16 events on Friday, which carried them to a 159-141
victory over Pecos, which won two events while earning several other second
and third place medals.
"It was a good meet overall for us, and we needed to run," said coach
Jerry Parent, after the Eagles struggled the previous weekend at the San
The Crane relays were the next-to-last ones for Pecos before District
2-4A competition on April 12-13 at Eagle Stadium, and were far smaller than
the field at the San Angelo Relays, which also helped Pecos add on to its
But Parent said that while the Eagles did pick up more medals than at
any other meet this season, they still need to cut their times in several
events, especially the 1600 meter relay. The Eagles finished second in that
race with a 3:41.10 time, 10 seconds up on third place Monahans but 13 seconds
"We ran 3:41 again. I just can't find a fourth quarter-miler," Parent
said. "We've got to have 52s and 53s (on each leg) and we just can't get
Pecos' wins came from Isaiah Juarez in the 3200-meter run and Jason Gonzales
in the 110 meter hurdles. Juarez ran an 11:23.28 to win the two-mile race,
and later was third in the 800 meter run with a 2:10.09 time, while Gonzales
won the 110 hurdles with a 15.63 time and later placed second in the 300
hurdles, with a time of 41.85 seconds.
Genaro Mendoza was third in the 3200 meters and second in the 1600 meter
run for Pecos, while Jack Bradley was third and John Parent fourth in the
110 hurdles, and Bradley was fourth and Parent fifth in the 300 hurdles.
The Eagles also picked up medals from Peter Juarez and Ricky Plummer,
who were second and third in the 400 meter dash, from Rashad Terry, third
in the 200 meters, and from the 400 meter relay team, which also placed third.
Other points in the running events came from Joshua Cobos, fifth in the 3200
meters; Terry, sixth in the 100 meter dash; and Allen Chappel, fifth in the
In the field events the Eagles' best finishes were a trio of third place
medals, from Tony Trjuillo in the shot put; Peter Juarez in the long jump
and Will Armstrong in the pole vault. Terry tied for fourth in the long jump,
while Parent was sixth in the discus and Peter Juarez was sixth in the long
jump for Pecos' other points.
The sprint races were run as times finals in order to end the meet quicker
due to the Good Friday holiday, but the relays were delayed for a half hour
midway through the running events due to lightning in the Crane area.
Monahans ended up third in the final team standings at the Golden Crane
Relays with 97 points, while McCamey was fourth with 51 points.
The Eagles' final meet before district competition is scheduled for this
Friday, at the Permian Basin Relays in Kermit. Pecos' girls took this past
weekend off, and will run in their final meet before district on Saturday,
when they compete at the Van Horn Relays.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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