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Monday, November 17, 2003
Eagles set four records, win Pecos Invitational
By JON FULBRIGHT
The Pecos Eagles swim team set four new meet records and swept both
the boys and girls division titles over the weekend at the Pecos
Invitational, their final home meet of the 2003-04 season.
Pecos' girls beat the former record in the 400-yard freestyle by
five seconds in winning that event, while Max Key set new records in
his two individual events and Michael Juarez set a new record on
Friday, in winning the 1-meter diving competition.
The boys scored 327 points overall to beat out District 3-4A rival
Big Spring, which finished with 203 points. Odessa High was next with
143 points and Andrews finished fourth, with 1311/2 points.
The girls' winning margin was even wider, as they took their
division with 350 points to 165 for Andrews. Odessa High again placed
third, with 144 points, and Monahans was fourth, with 125 points.
In the 400 relay, Catherine Minjarez, Jessica Minjarez, Ashley
Horsburgh and Susan Moore won with a 4:05.36 time, five seconds better
than the former record and 16 second ahead of runner-up Lubbock
Monterrey. However, coach Terri Morse said the relay would have to
improve on Saturday's result by the time the district and regional
"They need to go under four minutes. Right now, they're not anywhere
near where they need to be, but they're getting there, slowly but
Monterrey just edged out the Pecos 'B' relay team of Teddie Salcido,
Ashley Mendoza, Amie Reynolds and Lindsey Shaw for second place, while
in the 200 freestyle relay, Horsburgh, Reynolds, Moore and Betsy Lujan
just edged out Andrews for first place by .05 second, coming from
behind to with a 1:53.49 time. The 'B' relay team of Jessica Minjarez,
Mendoza, Amanda Contreras and Cynthia Marmolejo placed eighth.
The Eagles had only one team in the 200 medley relay, which Salcido,
Shaw, Catherine Minjarez and Lujan won with a 2:07.23 time.
Key won the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard breaststroke with new
meet records. He took the 50 free with a 22.34 time and later won the
breaststroke in 1:03.66.
"I don't think Max is anywhere near where he's going to be at
district, and I didn't rest him for this meet, either," said Morse.
Meanwhile, Juarez scored 197.95 points to set the new meet record in
1-meter diving, in his first meet back after suffering a facial cut
three weeks ago. Teammate T.J. Hardwick finished second with a 132.60
Overall the girls won eight events of 12 events at the meet, with no
Pecos entry in the diving competition.
Catherine Minjarez was first with a 2:27.23 time in the 200
individual medley, with Shaw in second and Mendoza fifth, and she later
took the 100 yard butterfly with a 1:07.38 time, with Contreras 10th.
Moore won the 50 free with a 26.63 time, with Lujan seventh and
Reynolds 10th, and then took the 100 yard freestyle with a 59.59 time,
with Horsburgh third and Lujan sixth. The other victory was by Shaw,
who took the 100 yard breaststroke with a 1:17.54 time, with Reynolds
In the other races, Salcido finished second to Odessa High's
Marjorie Gipson in the 200 yard freestyle, with Jessica Minjarez fourth
and Marmolejo 19th; and Gipson also beat out Salcido for first in the
500 free, with Minjarez third, Mendoza fifth and Marmolejo 15th.
Horsburgh was fourth and Contreras 14th in the 100 backstroke, which
was won by Lubbock High's Jamie Tidwell, with Big Spring's Jessica
Hughey second and Monahans' Mackenzie Miles third.
That was the only race where the Eagles were beaten out by any of
their district rivals. On the boys' side, Pecos was also beaten out by
a couple of 3-4A swimmers in the backstroke, where Monahans' Zac Vaughn
won, Fort Stockton's Vishal Chopra was second and Eagles' freshman Kyle
Winkles placed fourth.
Senior Will Oglesby, who had been swimming the backstroke, was moved
to the 500 freestyle for Saturday's meet, where he placed first with a
5:18.74 time. He also won the 100 yard fly with a 55.71 time, with Matt
Elliott finishing second and Matthew Oglesby sixth.
Pampa's Joe Johnson, who was second in the 500 free, beat out Pecos'
Daniel Quintana in the 200 free by .15 second. In the 200 individual
medley, K.W. Winkles edged Midland Christian's Matthew McKinney for
first with a 2:11.44 time, with Matthew Oglesby third. Winkles was
second to Key in the 100 breaststroke, while Elliott was sixth behind
Key in the 50 free. Kyle Winkles was sixth in the 100 free and Alonzo
Garcia was 17th in the 100-yard breststroke for the Eagles' other
In the relays, Will Oglesby, K.W. Winkles, Elliott and Quintana won
the 200 medley with a 1:48.28 time, while the 'B' relay of Kyle
Winkles, Matthew Oglesby, Garcia and Juarez were seventh; in the 200
free relay, Key, Elliott, Juarez and Will Oglesby won with a 1:37.14
time; and in the 400 free relay, Quintana, Key and both Winkles took
first place with a 3:34.39 time.
While Saturday's meet was the final one at home for Pecos' swimmers,
Morse said the Eagles' divers will be competing at home one more time,
this coming Friday as part of the Monahans Invitational.
"Monahans is having problems with their board, so they're going to
hold the diving over here," she said. The diving will be at 4:30 p.m.
on Friday, while the remainder of the meet will be at the Monahans High
School pool on Saturday.
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