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REGIONAL TRACK & FIELD
PEARSALL, DILLEY AND COTULLA SPRINTERS HIGHLIGHT SLEW OF LOCAL ATHLETES IN ACTION AT REGIONAL TRACK MEETS THIS WEEK IN KINGSVILLE AND SEGUIN
Dorian Aranda was crowned a five-time area champion, winning all five of his events and is one of 13 Dilley athletes advancing to regional track and field competition this week in Seguin.
Aranda and his teammates finished fourth overall at the area meet in Jourdanton last week, only 30 points shy of Lytle despite competing with only nine male athletes at the event.
“We’re extremely proud of our athletes,” DHS Head Coach Victor Flores said. “We know we don’t have the numbers of some of these other schools but our kids compete with the best of them.”
Aranda was the District 27 & 28 3A Top Male Scorer with 50 points as he took first in each of his five events, the 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump and mile relay.
Esai Lozano, Jacob Lopez and Jorge Herrada were also area champions in the mile relay. Lozano was a two-time champion, winning the 400m dash, as well. Juan Garcia III finished fourth overall in the pole vault.
“I’m extremely proud of these young ladies,” DHS Girls’ Track Coach Gus Torres said. “We took eight girls in six events to the area meet and every girl in every event qualified for the regional meet.
“There were multiple personal records set during the meet and that’s a testament to their hard work and dedication.”
Chloe Rodriguez was an area champion in the 400m dash as the Lady Wolves finished fifth out of 11 teams at the event.
Dilley regional qualifiers include Aranda, Lozano, Herrada, Lopez, Garcia III, Rodriguez, Alyssa Perez, Dakota San Miguel, Jazlynn Bradshaw, Janae Galindo, Jenasys Flores, Makayla Molina and Reyna Martel.
Boys’ area results are as follows: 100m dash, first, Dorian Aranda, Dilley, 11.62; 200m dash, first, Dorian Aranda, Dilley, 22.96, seventh, Esai Lozano, Dilley, 24.49; 400m dash, first, Esai Lozano, Dilley, 51.78, fourth, Jacob Lopez, Dilley, 53.94, eighth, Gavin Hernandez, Dilley, 57.62; 400m relay, third, Jose Gonzalez, Oscar Charo, Kristopher Jonas, Dadrian Deleon, Cotulla, 44.89, seventh, Jayden Gonzales, Juan Garcia III, Jorge Herrada, Jacob Lopez, Dilley, 45.65; 1,600m relay, first, Dorian Aranda, Esai Lozano, Jorge Herrada, Jacob Lopez, Dilley, 3:34.28; long jump, first, Dorian Aranda, Dilley, 20’8-1/4″; triple jump, first, Dorian Aranda, Dilley, 43’4-1/2″; pole vault, fourth, Juan Garcia III, Dilley, 10’6″.
Girls’ area results are as follows: 400m dash, first, Chloe Rodriguez, Dilley, 1:00.53; 400m relay, fourth, Reyna Martel, Makayla Molina, Alyssa Perez, Jenasys Flores, Dilley, 53.17; shot put, third, Janae Galindo, Dilley, 35’7-3/4″, fourth, Dakota San Miguel, Dilley, 34’9-1/2″; discus, second, Dakota San Miguel, Dilley, 95’; triple jump, second, Alyssa Perez, Dilley, 33’7-1/4″, third, Jazlyn Bradshaw, Dilley, 33’3-1/4″; high jump, third, Jazlyn Bradshaw, Dilley, 4’10″.
The Region IV 3A Track and Field Championships are on April 28 and 29 at Seguin’s Matador Stadium.