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Thursday, March 25, 1999

Track squads seek improved results

PECOS, Mar. 25 -- The Pecos Eagle track teams are hoping to
get a few people back from church activities, a few back
from injuries and a few back from grades this weekend, as
the boys compete in the San Angelo Relays and the girls at
Crane's Golden Crane Relays.

The boys' meet will be a two-day event, starting at 2:30
p.m. Friday with field event finals and running
preliminaries, and continuing at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the
remaining field events, followed by the running finals. The
Crane Relays will start with field events and running
prelims at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, and the 3200 meter run
at 11 a.m. Other running finals will begin about 2:30 p.m.

Both Eagle teams struggled last week, with the boys scoring
16 points at the West Texas Relays in Odessa and the girls
getting five at the Mustang Relays in Andrews.

Pecos has managed just one gold medal so far this season,
by Jacob Esparza in the triple jump at the Permian Basin
Relays on March 5. He had to pull out of that event last
Saturday because of stiffness in the knee, but did run in
the 400 meter relay.

This week, coach Vance Washington is hoping to get hurdler
Lucio Flores out for the first time this season. The senior
just missed a regional berth in the 300 meter low hurdles
last year, and Washington said he'll also run on the 1600
meter relay team.

"Lucio will definitely help there. We ran a 3:30 (at
Odessa) and with him out there, we should be able to run at
least a 3:26 in a couple of weeks," Washington said.

Pecos' girls were minus over half their team last week due
to other activities and injuries, and will again be minus a
couple of people on Saturday due to the Eagles' District
2-4A softball game in Pecos, but coach Lily Talamantez said
"We'll have most of them back."

"I've got three in softball and two of them will be doing
the (church) retreat because they missed it last week," said
Talamantez, who will get hurdler Shaye Lara back from a
hamstring injury.

Greenwood's girls figure to be favored to win the girls'
division at Crane, while San Angelo Lake View, Fredricksburg
and Lubbock Estacado will be among the favorites at San
Angelo. The meet is the next-to-last one for both teams
before the District 2-4A in Clint on April 16-17. They'll go
to the Sandhills Relays a week from today.

Teams get 2nd, 3rd at Jr. High meet

PECOS, Mar. 25 -- Pecos' seventh and eighth grade girls
place third and fifth this past weekend at the Sandhills
Junior Relays in Monahans, while Pecos' eighth grade boys
were second and the seventh graders sixth in the
eight-school track meet.

Andrews won both division titles on the boys' side, beating
Crockett out in the eighth grade division by a 216-90«
margin. The Zavala's boys scored 30 points in their
division, won by Andrews with 213« points.

Pecos' eighth grade girls scored 37 points at Monahans,
while Greenwood won the title with 176 points. Andrews won
the seventh grade title with 202 points, while the Eagles
scored 73 in their third place finish.

Zavala's girls got two victories in the field events, from
Stephanie Herrera in the discus and shot put, with throws of
70-feet and 28-foot-2. Also winning medals for the seventh
grade girls was Leslie Rodriguez, who took first in the 1200
meter run with a 4:47.5 time and was second in the 600 meter
run, and Marissa Mendoza, third in both the 100 meter and
200 meter dashes. The girls' 400 meter relay team also
placed third.

Rodriguez also was fifth in the shot put, while Afrika
Franklin was fourth in the triple jump, Kaci Harrison was
sixth in the 1200 meters and the 1200 meter relay team
placed fifth.

Zavala's boys got a second place finish from Justin Lara in
the pole vault for their only medal of the day. Jose Reyes
and Danny Lujan were fourth in the discus and shot put, the
seventh graders' regular and weight man 400 meter relays and
1200 meter relay all finished fifth, John Parent was fifth
in the 600 meter run and Alex Orosco and Michael Howard were
fourth and fifth in the 1200 meters.

Crockett got a first place finish from Eddie Mata in the 200
meter dash, with a 24.7 time. Earlier, Mata was second in
the 100 meters and long jump and third in the high jump.
Patrick Fuentes was third in the long jump and Tony Trujillo
was third in the shot put and the 1200 meter relay team also
took third.

Other points came from Tony Aguilar, fourth in the 600 meter
run, Robert Carrasco, sixth in the 200 meter low hurdles,
Will Armstrong, fourth in the pole vault, and the 400 meter
relay team, which also placed fourth.

The eighth grade girls got a second place from Mindi
Harrison in the 600 meter run while she also placed third in
the triple jump and fifth in the long jump. Tiana Terry was
fifth in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, Sarah Marquez was
sixth in the 600 meters, the 600 meter relay team was fourth
and the 1200 meter relay team placed sixth.

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