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TRACK AND FIELD
In the most competitive meet of the season, Pearsall sent athletes to the Border Olympics in Laredo last week and saw athletes garner medals against strong Class 6A and 5A competition.
Weston Hurst nabbed a gold medal, taking first in the pole vault while Joey Ramirez finished second in the triple jump. Curtis Saenz was third in the 100m dash while the sprint relay team also placed third at the event.
“We are very excited about our athletes’ performances at the Border Olympics this weekend,” PHS Boys’ Track Coach Julian Hernandez said. “It was a large meet with some great competition and we wanted to see where we stand at this point of the season against the larger schools.
“We were really impressed with how all our athletes didn’t shy away from that competition and came away with some PR’s (personal records) and some medals.”
Despite only placing in four events, the Mavericks finished eighth overall out of 21 teams competing at the event.
Del Rio took first place overall with 84 points. Pearsall tallied 36 points at the meet.
Results from the event are as follows: 100m dash, third, Curtis Saenz, 11.16 prelims, 11.54 finals; 400m relay, third, Leon Martinez, Joey Ramirez, Nathaniel Rodriguez, Curtis Saenz, 43.56 prelims, 43.15 finals; triple jump, second, Joey Ramirez, 42’10”; pole vault, first, Weston Hurst, 12′.
The Mavericks return home this week as they play host to the annual Edye Lea Relays at Mack Laxson Field on Saturday morning, March 11. The event is scheduled to begin with field events at 9 a.m.
Teams in contention at the event will include Eagle Pass, Eagle Pass CC Winn, Uvalde, Devine and Pearsall.