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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Eagles look to catch Wylie running at Angelo Relays
For the past decade, the San Angelo Relays has been the first of two
hoped-for trips annual to San Angelo for the Pecos Eagles boys' track team.
The second would be for the Region I-4A Track and Field Championships at
Angelo State University in April, for those earning spots at district competition.
With the move down to Class 3A this year, the Eagles' potential trip
to regionals will be far shorter - only to Ratliff Stadium in Odessa - but
Pecos would like to make their lone trip to San Angelo a successful one
this weekend, when they face nine other 3A teams at the two-day meet.
Pecos ran at Ratliff two weeks ago in the West Texas Relays, placing third
with 91 points. Monahans won the meet with 127, but the Loboes won't be
in San Angelo this weekend. However, second place Abilene Wylie win, and
the Eagles will be hoping to make up the nine-point gap between themselves
and the Bulldogs at Odessa.
Wylie is the defending 3A champ at San Angelo, while District 4-3A rivals
Kermit and Greenwood also will be there. Dalhart, Gatesville, Perryton,
Sweetwater and Ingram Tom Moore (Kerrville) are the other 3A teams entered,
and San Angelo Central's junior varsity team will also run in the Class
Pecos runners took four firsts at Odessa - two by Rashad Terry in the
100 and 200 meter dash and by Isaiah Juarez in the 800 meter run and Jack
Bradley in the 110 meter high hurdles. The Eagles also had a pair of second
place finishes, including the 400 meter relay, where coach Jerry Parent
plans to make one change this week.
"In the 400, I'll probably have Peter Juarez run the first leg this time,"
he said, after the Eagles had to rally from seventh place to just finish
behind Monahans for second at the finish.
The other second place finisher, pole-vaulter Justin Lara, is questionable
for this week's meet due to a knee injury, Parent said.
Overall, Parent is hoping to get a few more points out of the field events
this week, after the Eagles managed just 19 points there at Odessa, Pecos
will have Will Armstrong in the pole vault, Terry in the high jump, Jack
Bradley in the high jump and long jump, Jason Sanchez and Jayson Hinojoz
in the long jump and triple jump, Abel Lopez in the high jump, Peter Juarez
in the triple jump, Tony Trujillo in the shot put and discus, John Parent
and Chad Evans in the discus and Eric Fuentes in the shot put.
Parent said while most of the Eagles would be going to San Angelo, some
others would be heading north to Hobbs on Saturday. "I'm going to send the
JV team over there, that way three or four of our baseball players can go
compete in the track meet," he said, adding that the group will include
some seniors off the varsity squad.
Pecos has both varsity and junior varsity baseball games scheduled on
Friday against Kermit, which will keep those players from participating
in the San Angelo meet.
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