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EDYE LEA RELAYS
PEARSALL DOMINATES FIELD IN TAKING DECISIVE TEAM VICTORY AT ANNUAL TRACK MEET
Pearsall dominated in nearly every aspect of competition in earning the team title at the annual Edye Lea Relays on Saturday at Mack Laxson Field.
The Mavericks finished with 191-1/2 points to top second place Eagle Pass, who had 169-1/2 points. Devine was third with 101 points.
Pearsall’s Lady Mavs finish third in their field, coming in behind Eagle Pass and Devine.
“We performed very well. It was a hot day, so our athletes ran a lot of personal records,” Pearsall Boys’ Track Coach Julian Hernandez said. “We had a lot of guys step up onto the varsity level and compete very well.
“We are very proud of all our athletes and their performances going into Spring Break.”
The Mavericks took first in seven different events and had multiple athletes place in numerous events as the team racked up the points.
Joey Ramirez spearheaded the Pearsall scoring as he took first in three different events.
Boys’ results are as follows: 100 m dash, first, Curtis Saenz, 11.19, third, Nathaniel Rodriguez, 11.45, fourth, Leon Martinez, 11.49, eighth, Eduardo Martinez, 11.89; 200m dash, fourth, Eduardo Martinez, 23.69, fifth, Jaidan Ortiz, 23.78; 400m dash, third, Gilbert Marquez, 53.96, fourth, Ayden Rodriguez, 55.83; 800m run, fourth, Gilbert Marquez, 2:06.83, eighth, CJ Garza, 2:16.82; 1,600m run, fifth, Romeo Vega, 5:05.51, seventh, Jonathan Viesca, 5:13.37; 3,200m run, fifth, Jonathan Viesca, 11:00.70, eighth, Romeo Vega, 11:55.80; 110m hurdles, third, Jovonnie Robledo, 17.71, sixth, Elijah Luna, 19.19; 300m hurdles, first, Elijah Luna, 43.81, third, Jovonnie Robledo, 47.59; 400m relay, first, Leon Martinez, Nathaniel Rodriguez, Joey Ramirez, Curtis Saenz, 43.36; 800m relay, third, 1:34.30; 1,600m relay, second, 3:38.25; long jump, first, Joey Ramirez Pearsall 21-05.50, second, Leon Martinez, 19’9″, fifth, Jovonnie Robledo, 18’4-1/2″, seventh, Alvaro Abrego, 18’1/14″; triple jump, first, Joey Ramirez, 42’4″, fifth, Marcus Woodard, 37′ 2-1/2″, pole vault, first, Weston Hurst, 12’9″, third, Jesus Leal, 10′, fourth, Steven Herrera, 8′; discus, first, Gabriel Gutierrez, 133’7″; shot put, first, Gabriel Gutierrez, 49’9″, fifth, Samuel Navarro, 36’6″.
Although Jezzie Leal garnered Pearsall’s only gold medal on the girls’ side, several athletes earned silver and gold medals in numerous events as the Lady Mavs kept pace with Eagle Pass and Devine.
Leal won the high jump by tying her personal best in the event at 5’4″. She was also second in the 100m and 300m hurdle events.
Girls’ results are as follows: 100m dash, second, Anisty Martinez, 13.82, sixth, Malayna Gandara, 14.30; 200m dash, eighth, Malayna Gandara, 30.06; 400m dash, sixth, Gezlynn Wolfe, 1:08.88; 800m run, seventh, Lorena Trevino Pearsall 2:59.23; 1,600m run, fifth, Makayla Smart, 6:32.86, seventh, Emma Hernandez, 6:40.03, eighth, Tori Ortiz, 6:42.96; 3,200m run, second, Makayla Smart, 13:45.42; fourth, Emma Hernandez, 14:52.56, fifth, Tori Ortiz, 15:33.23; 100m hurdles, second, Jezzie Leal, 18.59, third, Iliana Camacho, 19.03; 300m hurdles, second, Jezzie Leal, 54.71; 400m relay, third, 55.98; 800m relay, fourth, 2:01.48; 1,600m relay, third, 4:40.53; high jump, first, Jezzie Leal, 5’4″; long jump, second, Anisty Martinez, 15’3″; triple jump, third, Natalie Ortegon, 29′ 8″, fifth, Iliana Camacho, 29′ 6-1/2″, eighth, Karicia Garcia, 28′ 6″; discus, seventh, Jesslyn Gutierrez, 76′ 10″, eighth, Lorena Trevino, 72′ 9″; shot put, second, Jesslyn Gutierrez, 29′ 5″, fifth, Kristen Morales, 28′ 7″.
“First, on behalf of the PHS and PJH Track and Field programs, we want to thank our coaches, parents, administrators, maintenance staff and volunteers for helping to put on a great track meet,” Coach Hernandez said. “It went very smooth.”
Pearsall’s junior varsity teams were both third in action at the event.
Boys’ JV results are as follows: 100m dash, third, Kingston Martinez, 12.31, fifth, John Davis Kelley, 13.05; 200m dash, eighth, Michael Rodriguez, 26.97; 400m dash, fifth, Brynden De Leon, 57.68, seventh, Jorge Riojas, 59.76; 800m run, sixth, Aiden Lucio, 2:33.06; 1,600m run, fifth, Jevan Torres, 5:48.85; 3,200m run, fifth, Jevan Torres, 12:43.19; 110m hurdles, seventh, Jaiden Ortiz, 21.24, eighth, Martin Rosales, 21.34; 300m hurdles, fifth, Jaiden Ortiz, 51.47; sixth, Martin Rosales, 53.62; 400m relay, second, 46.85; 800m relay, second, 1:39.39; fourth, 4:13.34; high jump, second, Ethan Vela, 17’10-1/2″, fifth, Jares Hernandez, 14′ 7-3/4″, sixth, Davian Santos, 13’8″; triple jump, second, Jaiden Ortiz, 34′ 1-1/2″, fifth, Martin Rosales, 30′ 1″; shot put, second, Jacob Velasquez, 34’9″.
Junior varsity girls’ results are as follows: 100m dash, second, Kaley Briseno, 14.58, third, Sariah Longoria, 14.84, seventh, Jayda Morales, 15.48; 200m dash, fourth, Sariah Longoria, 31.30, sixth, Jezlyn Leal, 32.01; 400m dash, first, Kalista Gutierrez, 1:10.79, third, Shalynn Vera, 1:14.73, fifth, Nevaeh Quezada, 1:16.10; 800m run, second, Izaely Ovalle, 2:59.38; 1,600m run, fifth, Izaely Ovalle, 7:46.09; 300m hurdles, third, Summer Rodriguez, 1:01.75; 400m relay, third, 56.94; 800m relay, third, 2:01.32; 1,600m relay, second, 5:14.23.
Pearsall will return to action on Wednesday, March 22 at the Warhorse Relays in Devine.