On this blog you will find weekly profiles on runners of all levels and ages, top 10 high school cross country boys and girls teams along with the top 25 times. You will be able to find schedules and results for high school cross country and track, the USA Track & Field Border Association meets and the many road races in El Paso.
There were three city-best times set at the Franklin and El Dorado Invitationals last week.
Coronado sophomore Luis Pastor raced to a city best 4:25.58 in the 1,600-meter run at the Franklin Invitational.
Eastlake’s Adam Herrera set a city-best 22.24 in the 200 meters at the El Dorado Invitational at Socorro’s Activities Complex.
Franklin’s 800-meter relay team of Aman Verma, Stephen Carreto, Julian Mars, Chris Martinez ran a city best 1:30.75 at the Franklin Invitational.
Americas won the El Dorado Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex with 143 points followed by Riverside (105), Eastlake (68), Montwood (63), Pebble Hills (55), El Dorado (53), Tornillo (30) and Socorro (24).
Franklin won the Franklin Invitational with 207 points followed by Coronado (96), Burges (85), Andress (70), Canutillo (60), Jefferson (27), Chapin (25) and Clint (21).
Parkland won the Ted Sisneros Invitational at Bel Air with 172 points followed by Del Valle (109), Bel Air (91), Eastwood (90), Mt. View (60), Horizon (54) and Ysleta (33).
Cathedral won the Cathedral Invitational at Bowie High School with 137 points followed by Austin (132), Fabens (71), Irvin (69), Bowie (16) and El Paso Classical Academy (16).
This week’s schedule is as follows:
District 1-6A at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex (unless otherwise noted): Tuesday, March 30 – 1 p.m. pole vault finals at Franklin High School; Wednesday, March 31- 8:30 a.m. field events, 10:20 a.m. 3,200 finals, 11 a.m. running prelims; Thursday, April 1- 4:30 p.m. running finals.
District 1-5A at Austin High School. March 30 to April 1. No event times provided.
District 2-5A at Hanks High School: Tuesday, March 30 – 1 p.m. field events, 2 p.m. running prelims, 3:30 p.m. 3,200-meter finals; Wednesday, March 31 – 8 a.m. field events, 9 a.m. running prelims; Thursday, April 1 – 6 p.m. running events (finals).
District 1-4A at Riverside High School. March 30 to April 1. No event times provided.
Here the top 10 track and field male athletes in each track and field event after week 8:
Shot put: 1, Juan Alvarado, Socorro, 50 feet, 8 inches; 2, Alec Marenco, Burges, 48-9; 3, Efren Ruvalcaba, Eastwood, 47-8.5; 4, Jacob Morales, Burges, 46-6; 5, Tony Holguin, San Elizario, 45-11.5; 6, Gabriel Olivas, Pebble Hills, 45-8; 7, Xavier Aguero, Eastlake, 44-9.5; 8, Jaime Loya, Riverside, 44-6.55; 9, Jorge Vargas, Americas, 44-4; 10, Julian de Lucio Dorsett, Franklin, 44-1; 10, Cooper Parkinson, Franklin, 44-1.
Discus: 1, Esteban Pena, Mt. View, 144 feet, 0 inches; 2, Tony Holguin, San Elizario, 143-5; 3, Logan Villalva, Eastlake, 143-1.5; 4, Julian De Lucio Dorsett, Franklin, 140-7.5; 5, Armando Juarez, Clint, 140-6; 5, Elijah Munoz, Andress, 140-6; 7, Juan Alvarado, Socorro, 139-8.5; 8, Aaron Esparza, Clint, 137-3; 9, Kole Pellerit, Pebble Hills, 136-8; 10, Andrew Duarte, Andress, 135-9.
High jump: 1, Ricardo Leyva, Horizon, 6 feet, 4 inches; 2, Dezmond Gonzalez, El Dorado, 6-2; 2, Evan Chisolm, Americas, 6-2; 4, Dominic Britton, Chapin, 6-0; 4, Adrian Parra, Horizon, 6-0; 6, Michael Vela, Riverside, 5-10; 6, Will Perry, Austin, 5-10; 6, Jason Valdez, Eastwood, 5-10; 6, Demarion Crest Daniels, Parkland, 5-10; 6, Ian Vasquez, Riverside, 5-10; Armando Reyes, Canutillo, 5-10.
Pole vault: 1, Austin Lara, Del Valle, 14 feet, 0 inches; 2, Alejandro Gandara, Del Valle, 13-0; 3, Mark Romero, Del Valle, 12-0; 3, Luis Holguin, Burges, 12-0; 5, Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 11-6; 5, Daniel Larios, Coronado, 11-6; 5, Isaac Quinones, Franklin, 11-6; 8, Mont Packer, Franklin, 11-3; 9, Connor Bryant, Montwood, 11-0; 9, Jose Diaz, Mt. View, 11-0; 9, Eric Lopez, Riverside, 11-00; 9, Andres Cardoza, San Elizario, 11-0.
Long jump: 1, Caleb Stewart, Americas, 23-feet, 1.75 inches; 2, Patrick Leak, Irvin, 21-10.5; 3, Jy’monii Kennedy, Pebble Hills, 21-3; 4, Darren Teagle, Franklin, 21-0.5; 4, Misael Alarcon, San Elizario, 21-0.5; 6, Curtis Murrillo, Eastwood, 20-11.75; 7, Gael Ochoa, Pebble Hills, 20-8; 8, Evan Chisolm, Americas, 20-5; 9, Maurice Jenkins, Chapin, 20-1.5; 10, Demarion Crest Daniels, Parkland, 20-0.5.
Triple jump:1, Patrick Leak, Irvin, 45 feet, 11 inches; 2, Caleb Stewart, Americas, 44-3; 3, Maurice Jenkins, Chapin, 43-5; 4, Darren Teagle, Franklin, 42-7; 5, Evan Chisolm, Americas, 42-6.5; 6, Miguel Vazquez, Austin, 42-5; 7, Demarion Crest Daniels, Parkland, 42-2; 8, Angel Munoz, Riverside, 41-11; 9, Misael Alarcon, San Elizario, 41-9; 10, George Garcia, Eastwood, 41-9.
100 meters: 1, Aaron Jackman, Austin, 11.16; 2, Derrik Workmen, Burges, 11.19; 3, Malachi Do, Andress, 11.20; 4, Wlices Ramos, Eastwood, 11.24; 5, Julian Mars, Franklin, 11.26; 6, Adam Herrera, Eastlake, 11.28; 7, Patrick Leak, Irvin, 11.31; 8, Angel Jurado, Franklin, 11.32; 9, Aaron De La O, Irvin, 11.35; 10, Charlie Bass, Andress, 11.40.
200 meters: 1, Adam Herrera, Eastlake, 22.24; 2, Sir Drennan, Americas, 22.39; 3, Angel Jurado, Franklin, 22.55; 4, Malachi Do, Andress, 22.71; 5, Charlie Bass, Andress, 22.76; 6, Aaron Jackman, Austin, 22.78; 7, Barry Cummings, Burges, 22.82; 8, Adam Reyes, Chapin, 22.85; 9, Patrick Leak, Irvin, 22.86; 10, Christian Rosales, Burges, 22.99.
400 meters: 1, Adam Herrera, Eastlake, 49.62; 2, Christian Rosales, Burges, 50.53; 3, Bryan Lopez-Villarreal, Franklin, 50.96; 4, Miguel Vazquez, Austin, 51.25; 5, Yamil Oaxaca, Montwood, 51.38; 6, Dylan De La Fuente, Pebble Hills, 51.50; 7, Micah Galaviz, Canutillo, 51.55; 8, Joshua Gonzalez, Mt. View, 51.59; 9, Jesus Rocha, Clint, 51.85; 10, Ethan Davila, Eastwood, 51.88.
800 meters: 1, Kenneth Golston, Parkland, 1:57.00; 2, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 1:57.86; 3, Jared Laverty, Americas, 1:58.25; 4, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 1:58.30; 5, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 1:58.31; 6, Carmelo Corral, Americas, 1;59.16; 7, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 1:59.45; 8, Corey Dubrule, Coronado, 1:59.91; 9, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 2:00.20; 10, Israel David, Eastlake, 2:00.43.
1,600: 1, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 4:25.58; 2,Jared Laverty, Americas, 4:26.72; 3, Omer Ibrahim, Pebble Hills, 4:26.85; 4, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 4:27.84; 5, Israel David, Eastlake, 4:28.43; 6, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 4:29.98; 7, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 4:31.73; 8, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 4:32.91; 9, Edwin Gomez, San Elizario, 4:33.64; 10, Chris Moreno, San Elizario, 4:34.48.
3,200: 1, Luis Pastor, Coronado, 9:29.55; 2, Isaac Mendoza, Eastwood, 9:30.70; 3, Sergio Leon Cuartas, Eastwood, 9:34.99; 4, Aaron Perez, Eastwood, 9:43.79; 5, Andres Gurrola, Eastwood, 9:46.86; 6, Israel David, Eastlake, 9:48.37; 7, Angel Torres, Tornillo, 9:51.50; 8, Devon Paez, Eastwood, 9:57.94; 9, Dilan Sanchez, San Elizario, 9:58.72; 10, Joaquin Ortega, Chapin, 10:01.32.
El Paso distance runners represented well at the Texas Distance Festival in Southlake over the weekend.
Franklin senior Eva Jess set an El Paso record and personal best 17.00.06 in the Elite 5K division, placing second behind Denton Guyer’s Brynn Brown (15:56.89). Brown committed to North Carolina and Jess will run for Texas next fall.
Eastwoood senior Sergio Leon Cuartes ran the second fastest El Paso 5K of all time – behind former Trooper and current Furman runner Daniel Bernal – racing to a 14:47.99. Bernal’s 5K city record of 14.29 was set in 2017.
Cuartes finished 8th overall followed by teammates Isaac Medina (14th, 15:09.56), Aaron Perez (40th, 15:49.73) and Victor Parra (57th, 16:16.30). San Elizario’s Edwin Gomez finished in a time of 16:21.45.
Parkland senior Kenneth Golston Jr. re-set his own city-best time in the 800 racing to a 1:56.77, good for fourth place behind The Colony’s Wesley Gibbs’ 1:55.51.
Also setting a season, city-best time was Eastwood junior Lauren Walls-Portillo who posted a 5:06.32 in the 1,600-meter run. Her teammate, Victoria Ovalles, also had a season best 5:25.90, good for third in the city.
Parkland senior Angelina Lujan-Marrufo had a fourth-place finish in the 800, racing to a 2:16.26. Flower Mound’s Emma Hoang won the event in 2:12.35.
In the boy’s 3,200-meter run, Eastwood’s Andres Gurrola posted the city’s fifth fastest time this season, placing 24th in9:46.86 and Devon Paez’s 9:57.94 was good for 8th in the city and 42nd at the meet.
Eastwood’s Amber Martin ran a 12:15.59 two mile, good for 7th in the city.
Five city-best records were accomplished at the Pebble Hills and the Julius Lowenberg invitationals.
Eastlake’s Adam Herrera improved on his own time in the 400 meters to post a city-best 49.95 at the Pebble Hills Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex.
Americas’ Jared Laverty turned in a city best 1,600-meter time of 4:26.72 at the Pebble Hills Invitational.
Americas’ Caleb Stewart improved on his city best leap in the long jump, flying 21-feet, 11 inches at the Pebble Hills Invitational.
Chapin senior Dominic Britton posted a city best 39.75 in the 300-meter hurdles at the Julius Lowenberg Track and Field Invitational Friday at Canutillo High.
Irvin senior Patrick Leak surpassed the 45-foot mark in the triple jump leaping 45 feet, 4 inches at the Julius Lowenberg Track and Field Invitational.
Americas won the team title at the Pebble Hills Invitational at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex with 117 points followed by Eastlake (106), Pebble Hills (102), Horizon (89), El Paso High (88), Clint (36) and Socorro (29).
Franklin won the team title at the Julius Lowenberg Track and Field Invitational with 203 points followed by Chapin (122), Riverside, (100), Jefferson (51), Hanks (49), Irvin (40) and Canutillo (33).
Eastwood won the Fred Loya Invitational with 195 points followed by San Elizario (111), Montwood (93.5), Burges (75), El Dorado (71), Bel Air (58), Del Valle (42), Ysleta (15.5), Cathedral (8) and Tornillo (7).
Parkland won the Coronado Invitational with 159 points followed by Coronado (126), Andress (112.5), Austin (81.5), Mt. View (80), Fabens (28) and Cathedral (20).
This week’s schedule is as follows:
Montwood Invitational: 8 a.m. Friday, at Socorro’s Student Activities Complex. Montwood, El Dorado, Eastwood, Americas, Socorro, Pebble Hills, Franklin, Eastlake.
Bowie Invitational: Friday at Bowie High School.Bowie, Canutillo, Ysleta, Horizon, YWLA/Anthony, Riverside, Austin, El Paso.
Fabens Invitational: Friday at Fabens High School.Fabens, Clint, Del Valle, Irvin, San Elizario, Tornillo, Mt. View, Coronado.
Parkland Invitational: Saturday at Parkland High School. Parkland, Andress, Bel Air, Cathedral/Loretto, Hanks, Jefferson, Chapin, Burges.
Here the top 10 track and field male athletes in each track and field event after week 5:
Shot put: 1, Juan Alvarado, Socorro, 50 feet, 8 inches; 2, Tony Holguin, San Elizario, 45-11.5; 3, Gabriel Olivas, Pebble Hills, 45-8; 4, Jacob Morales, Burges, 45-5; 5, Efren Ruvalcaba, Eastwood, 44-10; 6, Xavier Aguero, Eastlake, 44-9.5; 7, Jaime Loya, Riverside, 44-6.55; 8, Julian de Lucio Dorsett, Franklin, 44-1; 9, Cooper Parkinson, Franklin, 44-1; 10, Alec Marenco. Burges, 43-2.
Discus: 1, Esteban Pena, Mt. View, 144 feet, 0 inches; 2, Tony Holguin, San Elizario, 143-2; 3, Julian De Lucio Dorsett, Franklin, 140-7.5; 4, Armando Juarez, Clint, 140-6; 5, Aaron Esparza, Clint, 137-3; 6, Juan Alvarado, Socorro, 136-5; 7, Elijah Munoz, Andress, 136-3; 8, Jaime Loya, Riverside, 130-0; 9, Julian Venegas, Pebble Hills, 129-10; 10, Roshown Thomas, Montwood, 129-1.
High jump: 1, Ricardo Leyva, Horizon, 6 feet, 4 inches; 2, Dezmond Gonzalez, El Dorado, 6-2; 2, Evan Chisolm, Americas, 6-2; 4, Dominic Britton, Chapin, 6-0; 4, Adrian Parra, Horizon, 6-0; 6, Michael Vela, Riverside, 5-10; 6, Will Perry, Austin, 5-10; 6, Jason Valdez, Eastwood, 5-10; 9, Fabian Talavera, Americas, 5-8; 9, Diego Marquez, El Paso High 5-8; 9, Nathan Mercer, Del Valle, 5-8; 9, Edgerrin Mejia, Eastwood, 5-8; 9, Demarion Crest Daniels, Parkland, 5-8; Nathan Hernandez, Eastwood, 5-8.
Pole vault: 1, Austin Lara, Del Valle, 13 feet, 8 inches; 2, Alejandro Gandara, Del Valle, 12-0; 2, Mark Romero, Del Valle, 12-0; 4, Irvin Vazquez, San Elizario, 11-6; 4, Daniel Larios, Coronado, 11-6; 6, Mont Packer, Franklin, 11-3; 7, Isaac Quinones, Franklin, 11-0; 7, Connor Bryant, Montwood, 11-0; 7, Jose Diaz, Mt. View, 11-0; 7, Eric Lopez, Riverside, 11-00.
Long jump: 1, Caleb Stewart, Americas, 21-feet, 11 inches; 2, Patrick Leak, Irvin, 21-10.5; 3, Jy’monii Kennedy, Pebble Hills, 20-6; 4, Misael Alarcon, San Elizario, 20-0; 5, Jacob Romero-Morales, Hanks, 19-10.5; 5, Maurice Jenkins, Chapin, 19-10; 5, Gael Ochoa, Pebble Hills, 19-10; 5, Derrik Workmen, Burges, 19-10; 9, Rudy Valenzuela, Riverside, 19-9.5; 10, Kelby Brannon, Pebble Hills, 19-7.5.
Five city-best times and marks were accomplished last weekend at the Fred Loya, Burges and El Dorado invitationals.
Hanks senior Michael Abeyta earned a personal best 1:52.64 in the 800-meter run at the Fred Loya Invitational at Eastwood.
Franklin senior Leon Smith Jr. tossed the shot put for a personal – and city – best 47-feet, 11-inches at the at the Fred Loya Invitational at Eastwood.
Parkland senior Aaron Dreher reached a personal best and tied two others (Evan Chisolm, Americas and Dayton Jamierson, Pebble Hills) with a city-best 6-feet, 2-inches in the high jump at the Fred Loya Invitational at Eastwood.
Del Valle senior Austin Lara improved on his own pole vault mark with a personal best 13-7 at the Fred Loya Invitational at Eastwood.
The Pebble Hills 400-meter relay team of James Hadnot, Isaiah Davis, Sebastian Ochoa, Jamari Williams took over top honors in the city with a time of 42.52 at the El Dorado Invitational.
For complete results of the Fred Loya Invitational, click here
For complete results of the Burges Invitational, click here
For complete results of the El Dorado Invitational, click here
This week’s schedule is as follows:
Riverside Invitational (Boys/Girls): March 13-14. YWLA, Bel Air, Ysleta, Eastwood, Hanks, Riverside, Parkland, Del Valle, Coronado, Austin, Horizon, El Paso, Canutillo, Harmony, Bowie Montwood.
Cotton Relays (Boys/Girls): March 13-14 at Fabens High School. Fabens, Mt. View, Clint, Tornillo, San Elizario, Cathedral, Austin.
Andress Invitational (Boys/Girls): March 13-14. Andress, Chapin, Jefferson, Burges, Loretto, Anthony, Bowie, Irvin, El Dorado.
Southlake Carrol Invitational: March 13-14. Socorro, Americas.
Here the top 10 track and field male athletes in each track and field event after the first week of the season:
Shot put: 1, Leon Smith Jr, Franklin, 47-feet, 11-inches; 2, Juan Alvarado, Socorro, 47-8; 3, Efren Ruvalcaba, Eastwood, 46-7; 4, ZaVeion Anderson, Eastwood, 45-5; 5, Cyrus Zachary Pomele, Pebble Hills, 44-7; 6, Esteban Pena, Mt. View, 44-5; 7, Andrew Bristol, Franklin, 43-11; 7, Noe Moreno, Canutillo, 43-11; 9, Brandon Mojica, Burges, 43-5; 10, Cooper Parkinson, Franklin, 43-00.
Discus: 1, Juan Alvardo, Socorro, 144-10; 2, Leonardo Chavez, Irvin, 144-9; 3, Andrew Bristol, Franklin, 141-10; 4, ZaVeion Anderson, Eastwood, 138-7; 5, Julian De Lucio Dorsett, Franklin, 138-5; 6, Esteban Pena, Mt. View, 137-9; 7, Elijah Munoz, Andress, 135-2; 8, Tony Holguin, San Elizario, 133-1; 9, Ethan Chestnut, Franklin, 132-10; 10, Cyrus Zachary Pomele, Pebble Hills, 130-8.
On a weekend where El Paso athletes won six medals – four of them gold – at the UIL State Track and Field Championship, five track and field athletes turned in city-best performances.
On the boy’s side, Franklin junior Etiwe Omajuwa won gold in the Class 6A 400-meter run in a city-best time of 46.51, which is also the fifth fastest high school time in the United States.
A pair of Coronado seniors – Grant Levesque and Liam Walsh – accomplished city-best marks, in the pole vault for Levesque (16-feet, 6-inches) and in the 1,600-meter run for Walsh (4:16.47).
Levesque won gold in the Class 6A pole vault and was was 9th in the 110-hurdles in a time of 14.75.
Walsh’s 1,600-meter time was good enough for sixth place in Class 6A. He also finished 4th in the 800-meter run in 1:53.81.
Coronado senior Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy won gold in the Class 6A 800-meter race, finishing in 2:07.40 and Chapin senior Meghan Tualamalii won silver in the Class 5A shot. She threw a season best 41-feet, 4.75 inches.
Other state medalist:
*San Elizario sophomore Edwin Gomez won gold in the Class 4A 800 in 1:56.32. He also earned two bronze medals – in the 3,200 (9:31.46) and in the 1,600 meters in 4:17.57.
*Burges senior Joshua White who earned a bronze medal in the Class 5A 400-meter run. He finished the race in 49.00.
*Hanks junior Michael Abeyta earned a bronze medal in the Class 5A 1600-meter run in 4:16.59. He was fourth in the Class 5A 800-meter in 1:55.10.
*Eastlake sophomore Makeia Ray won bronze in the high jump. She leaped 5-feet, 5-inches.
Other state athlete finishes:
*Parkland junior Donta Hayes who finished 7th in the triple jump in Class 5A. He jumped 45-feet, 8.5 inches.
*Tornillo junior Ofir Ortega finished 8th in the Class 3A 3200-meter run in 10:04.81.
*Burges senior Christian Matamoros placed 7th in the Class 5A high jump with a 6-feet,4-inch leap.
*Parkland sophomore Angelina Lujan-Marrufo was 5th in the Class 5A 800-meter run. She ran a 2:17.04.
*Eastlake senior Aeriel Garcia finished the season 9th in the state in the 1600-meter run. She finished the race in 5:31.15.
TAPPS 6A Championship
Cathedral senior Brandon Seagreaves won the 3200-meter TAPPS state championship in a state-record time of 9:16.25 and the 1,600-meter in 4:29.48.
Leo Gerardo won the 800-meter run for the Irish in 1:58.10.
Cathedral’s 1,600-meter relay team of Leo Gerardo, Juan Pablo Lopez, Githin Johny and Brandon Seagreaves took fifth place in 3:27.39.
Here the top 10 track and field male athletes in each race and field event after the state championship:
Discus: 1, Devean Deal, Pebble Hills, 165-feet, 4-inches; 2, Esteban Pena, Mt. View, 161-1; 3, Daniel Espinoza, Ysleta, 159-05; 4, Johnny Cerros, Franklin 158-0; 5, Misael Oriz, Socorro, 157-4; 6, Andrews Bristol, Franklin, 154-4; 7, David Moreno, Jefferson 153-9; 8, Zachary Cyrus Pomele, Pebble Hills, 150-4; 9, David Moreno, Coronado, 149-2; 10, Enrique Medina, Ysleta, 146-5.
Shot put: 1, David Moreno, Jefferson, 53-5.5; 2, Misael Ortiz, Socorro, 53-1.5; 3, Jonathan Lopez, Montwood, 52-11.5; 4, Garrett Strokes, Burges, 52-11; 5, Arturo Jimenez, Horizon, 51-2; 5, Johnny Cerros, Franklin 48-4; 7, Nick Kim, Americas, 48-3.5; 8, Andrew Bristol, Franklin, 48-00.50; 9, Alex Freeman, Burges, 47-10; 10, Dominque Valera, Coronado, 47-7;
High jump: 1, Caleb Gerber, Pebble Hills, 6-8; 2, Christian Matamoros, Burges, 6-7; 2, Evan Chisolm, Americas, 6-4; 4, Adrian Donacio, Eastlake, 6-2; 4, Ethan Villa, Austin, 6-2; 5, Bryan Suarez, Chapin, 6-0; 5, Alec Villa, Hanks, 6-0; 5, Ozzy Araiza, Ysleta, 6-0; 5, Matthew Flowers, Canutillo, 6-0; 5, Dayton Jamierson, Pebble Hills, 6-0; 5, Ivann Alvarez, Americas, 6-0.
Pole vault: 1, Grant Levesque, Coronado, 16-6; 2, Keith Rodriguez, Eastlake, 14-6; 3, Matthew Sanchez, Coronado, 13-8; 4, Evan Perez, Hanks, 12-6; 4, Armando Villa, Americas, 12-6; 4, Daniel Larios, Coronado, 12-6; 4, Daniel Cardenas, Mt. View, 12-6; 8, Luis Holguin, Burges, 12-0; 8, Austin Lara, Del Valle, 12-0; 8, Angel Escalera, Parkland, 12-0; 8, Peter Fogel, Chapin 12-0.
Fourteen area track and field athletes will compete for state titles at the 2019 UIL Track and Field State Meet at the Mike A. Myers Track Complex in Austin.
Four athletes, Coronado seniors Liam Walsh and Grant Levesque, Hanks junior Michael Abeyta and San Elizario’s Edwin Gomez will compete in multiple events.
In Class 6A, Walsh enters the boy’s 800-meter run with a 1:54.42 in what looks to be one of the tightest races of the meet with five runners within 10th of a second of each other. Walsh will also race in the 1600-meter championship. His qualifying time was 4:21.23.
Walsh finished seventh at state in the 800 last year in a time of 1:55.17.
The 800 is scheduled to begin around 5:25 p.m. Saturday and the 1600 at 8:35 p.m. also on Saturday.
Levesque will attempt to earn a medal in the 110-meter hurdles. His regional time was 14.27. He will also compete in the pole vault where he is the top seed (16-feet, 3 inches).
The pole vault is at noon Saturday and the 110-hurdles is at 5:35 p.m. the same day.
He earned a bronze medal in the pole vault last year with a personal and school record mark of 16 feet, 9 inches.
Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy, a Coronado senior, enters the 800-meter race with a regional time of 2:08.93, tops in the state. Lewisville Flower Mound senior Anastaysia Davis is second with a 2:09.26 and Keller’s Isabel Van Camp comes in with the third fastest regional time of 2:10.44.
She earned a bronze medal in the 800 meters at last year’s state meet. Her time was 2:12.73.
That race will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Franklin junior Omajuwa Etiwe is the top seed in Saturday’s 400-meter run. He ran a 46.95 to win the regional meet. His race is at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.
In Class 5A, Abeyta will race in the 800-meter run where he posted a state-best 1:53.54 at regionals and the 1600-meter run. His qualifying time was 4:23.68.
Abeyta won gold in the 800-meter run last year in 1:53.38 and finished second in the 1600 in 4:16.53.
The 800 begins at 5:25 p.m. Friday and the 1600 is at 8:55 p.m. also on Friday.
Parkland sophomore Angelina Lujan-Marrufo will make her UIL championship debut in the 800-meter run. She comes in with a 2:16.80. That race is at 5 p.m. Friday.
Burges senior Joshua White will race for a medal in the 400-meter run. His regional 48.01is second fastest in the state. That race begins at 7:15 p.m. Friday. He was 8th last year with a time of 49.60 seconds.
Eastlake senior Aeriel Garcia will test her talents in the 1600-meter run. Her qualifying time was 5:19.21. The 1600 is at 8:55 p.m. Friday.
Eastlake sophomore Makeia Ray comes into the girl’s high jump competition with the second-best jump in the state, soaring 5-feet, six inches. The high jump begins at 7 a.m. Friday.
Burges senior Christian Matamoros leaped 6-feet, 7-inches at regionals in the high jump, placing him tied for second in the state. The boy’s high jump is at 7 a.m. Friday.
Chapin senior thrower Meghan Tualamalii seeks a medal in the shot put. Her regional mark was 40-feet, 11 inches. The first throw is at 9 a.m. Friday.
Donta Hayes, a junior at Parkland will compete in the triple jump. He leaped to a silver medal at regionals with a 46-feet, 5-inch jump. It begins at 3:45 p.m. Friday.
In Class 4A, San Elizario sophomore Edwin Gomez will race in the 3200-meter run. He ran a 9:54.19 at regionals. He will also race in the 800-meter run where he comes in with a 1:55.70, the state’s fastest time. In addition to that, he will race in the 1600-meter race where his regional time is 4:30.21.
He won state gold in 1,600 (4:23.14) and 3,200 meters (9:38.79) last year.
His races are Saturday starting at 8 a.m. (3200), 5 p.m. (800) and 8:35 p.m. (1600).
In Class 3A Tornillo junior Ofir Ortega made the championship meet as a wild card, meaning his 3200-meter run time of 9:57.24 was the fastest of all the third-place finishers in the four regions. His race will be at 8 a.m. Friday.
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El Paso’s boys track and field athletes saved their best for last as nine city-best marks and times were set at the Region 1-6A and Region 1-5A meets.
Coronado senior Grant Levesque set two city-best marks – racing to a 14.27 in the 10 hurdles, good for silver at the Region 1-6A championship, and vaulted 16-feet, 3-inches, good for a regional gold medal.
Other top performances were:
*Michael Abeyta, Hanks, 1:53.54 in the 800 at the Region 1-5A championship, good for a regional gold medal.
*Infante Jones, Parkland, 39.12 in the 300 hurdles at the Region 1-5A championship. He placed third at regionals.
*Donta Hayes, Parkland, 46-feet, 11 inches in the triple jump at the 5A regional. He won silver at regionals.
*Omajuwa Etiwe, Franklin, 46.95 in the 400 at the Region 1-6A meet. He won gold.
*Brandon Seagreaves, Cathedral, 9:16.25 at the TAPPS 6A State Championship where he won gold.
*Franklin’s 800-meter relay team of Chris Martinez, Angel Jurado, Joshua Massaquoi and Ian Tharp, 1:28.45 at the Region 1-6A meet.
*Franklin’s 1600-meter relay team of Ian Tharp, Ethan Bustillos, Fernando Morales, Omajuwa Etiwe), 3:19.42 at the regional meet.
Triple jump: 1, Donta Hayes, Parkland, 46-11; 2, Gabriel Stonewall, Franklin 46-3; 3, Kamuel Sloan, Franklin, 45-1.75; 4, Takeem Thomas, Eastwood, 44-11.5; 5, Julian Hinojos, Americas, 43-10; 6, Daniel Rivera, Horizon, 43-3.50; 7, Gavin Hidalgo, Eastwood, 43-1.50; 8, Quayvon Jones, Chapin, 42-5; 9, Mario Gould, Franklin, 42-4; 10, Alec Marenco, Burges, 41-11.Elizario sophomore Edwin Gomez won three gold medals at the Class 3A Championship. He won the 800 (1:55.70), 1600 (4:30.21) and the 3200 (9:54.19). He will race for state medals on Friday in Austin.
100 meters: 1, Caleb Gerber, Pebble Hills, 10.81; 2, Omajuwa Etiwe, Franklin, 10.86; 3, Oscar Lozano, Franklin, 10.92; 4, Abel Cervantes, Americas, 10.93; 5, Fred Hernandez, Socorro, 11.03; 6, Cedric Haynes, El Dorado, 11.07; 7, Chris Ramos, Montwood, 11.08; 8, Deion Hankins, Parkland, 11.16; 8, Obed Garcia, Mt. View, 11.16; 10, Isaiah Davis, Pebble Hills, 11.19; 10, Elias Medel, Ysleta, 11.19.