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Monday, November 18, 2002

Eagle girls win at Monahans; missing event cost boys

Staff Writer

With their divers having to earn all their points as swimmers,  the Pecos Eagle boys found themselves finishing just behind the San  Angelo Central Bobcats on Saturday at the Monahans Invitational.

San Angelo was able to rally for a 264-251 win over Pecos, while on the girls' side the Eagles had the depth to pull away from Central and win their third straight invitational meet title, with 349 points to 236½ for the Bobcats.

Eagles' coach Terri Morse had a couple of swimmers in different races on the boys' side at Monahans, compared with Pecos' previous meets in Odessa, Big Spring and at home the previous Saturday. But she said the problems with Monahans' diving board that led to the cancellation of the 1-meter event hurt her team more in the final points standings.

"If Monahans had had diving, we would have won. That hurt us more than anything else," she said. "We got another 30 points in diving at our meet. We might not have gotten that in Monahans, but Michael (Juarez) would have gotten first or second, and we'd have gotten at least 20 points to offset the 40 to 50 points San Angelo got at the end of the meet."

Juarez and the other divers _ Andrew Grant and Miguel Estrada _ swam as part of two relay teams and in individual races. They placed ninth in the 400-yard freestyle relay, swimming with Paul Parker as the fourth leg of the race, and were 13th in the 200 medley relay, teamed with Matt Elliott. The highest individual finish was from Juarez, who was 11th in the 200-yard freestyle.

The boys did pick up three first place medals in the meet, from the `A' 200 medley relay team of Gary Garcia, K.W. Winkles, Will Oglesby and Max Key, and from Oglesby in the 100-yard butterfly and Key in the 100-yard breaststroke. The relay team won with a 1:47.53 time, while Oglesby took the 100 fly in 55.45 and Key edged out Winkles in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:05.58 time.

Oglesby also swam in the 200 individual medley this week instead of the 100-yard backstroke, and placed second to Midland High's Jared Mills, while Winkles swam the 500 free instead of the 200 medley and finished fourth in that event. Garcia was second by .12 second to Big Spring's Michael Carrasco in the 100 backstroke and earlier placed fourth in the 200 medley, while Key finished third in the 100-yard freestyle.

Oglesby, Winkles, Key and Daniel Quintana were second in the 400-yard freestyle relay, and Quintana took second in the 200 freestyle and was fifth in the 100 free, as was the 200 freestyle relay team of Quintana, Garcia, Parker and Elliott. Other finishes for the boys included a third place finish by Elliott in the 100 fly and a seventh in the 100 backstroke; a sixth place by Parker in the 200 free and a seventh in the 500 free; 42nd, 50th and 52nd place finishes by Grant, Estrada and Roger Quintana in the 50 free; an 18th by Juarez and a 48 th by Estrada in the 100 free; and a 21st by Grant in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The girls picked up four first place medals while winning their division, two coming in the relays. Catherine Minjarez, Betsy Lujan, Kelsey Holt and Susan Moore win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:49.30, and Lujan, Holt, Teddie Salcido and Jessica Minjarez took the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:09.73. Salcido and Jessica Minjarez also finished 1-2 in the 500 freestyle, with Salcido's 5:56.17 time winning by just over one second, and Catherine Minjarez took the 100 butterfly with a 1:07.98 time.

She, Moore, Lindsey Shaw and Lauren Wein were second in the 200 medley relay, and the `B' relay team of Salcido, Chyloe Martin, and Rebecca and Amie Reynolds were seventh. Salcido was third, Jessica Minjarez Ashley Horsburgh was 10th in the 200 free; Catherine Minjarez was third, Shaw fourth, Martin eighth and Ashley Mendoza was 10th in the 200 medley; Moore was second, Holt seventh and Amie Reynolds 20th in the 50 free; Rebecca Reynolds was ninth and Ashley Carrasco was 11th in the 100 fly; Moore was fourth, Lujan seventh, Holt eighth, Horsburgh ninth and Wein 21st in the 100 freestyle; Mendoza was fifth in the 500 free; Wein was seventh and Martin 11th in the 100 backstroke and Shaw was second, Amie Reynolds sixth, Rebecca Reynolds eighth and Carrasco 13 th in the 100 yard backstroke.

Horsburgh, Martin, Amie Reynolds and Jessica Minjarez were fourth as the Eagles 200 yard freestyle `B' relay team, and the 400 `B' relay of Horsburgh, Rebecca Reynolds, Wein and Shaw placed seventh.

Andrews placed third in both the boys and girls divisions of the meet, finishing with 147 points on the boys' side and 167 in the girls division.

Saturday was the last invitational meet for Pecos before the Thanksgiving break, but the Eagles will go to Fort Stockton for a dual meet this week. Morse said the meet original was scheduled for Saturday but has been moved up to Thursday evening.

Loboes, Bucks claim regional volleyball titles

Two area volleyball teams will be advancing to the state tournament in San Marcos later this week, while a third just missed out on a trip to state following this past weekend's regional tournament competition.

District 4-3A champion Monahans, which didn't lose a game in any of their matches while going 10-0 during 3-4A play this past season, rallied for a 14-16, 15-7, 15-13 over District 3-3A winner Denver City in Lubbock on Saturday.

The Loboes, 35-6, will be trying to win their first state title since taking the Class 4A championship in 1984 when they face Pleasant Grove in one of Friday's two semifinal matches, starting at 2:45 p.m.

Alpine, meanwhile defeated their former Class 3A district rival, Crane, in the Region I-2A title game to advance to the state tournament. The Bucks, District 1-2A champs, downed the Cranes, District 3-2A winners, by a 15-10, 8-15, 15-6 score on Saturday in Abilene.

Wink was the third area team seeking a trip to Austin, but the Wildcats came up short in their Region I-A final, losing to five-time defending state champion Windthorst, 12-15, 16-14, 15-13.

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