Aztec's Frosh/Soph boys take 2nd at final East Sierra meet

By Andrea Camarena

The East Sierra League held their final track meet last Wednesday and Farmersville High School varsity boys put up a big performance to take third place overall.

The team excelled in the field events where Richard Chavez took first in the high jump, and third in both the long and triple jumps.

In the high jump, Chavez leaped 5-6 over the bar. In the long jump, he reached 16-11. Pedro Garcia also capped off the season with a bang at the league meet. He took third in the 100 meter dash to finish in 12.6. He followed it up with a fourth place finish in the 400-meter dash in 57.8.

The frosh-soph boys team took second place at the meet. They were just seven points behind first place McFarland. McFarland had 19 boys competing against Farmersville's seven.

Gilbert Herrera, Rigo Moran, Rudy Jara and Macario Gonzalez took first in both the four by 100-meter relay and the four by 400-meter relay.

Gonzalez gathered two more first place finishes at the meet. He finished the 100-meter relay in 11.6 seconds for first and was followed by Jara and Miguel Patino who took second and third with times of 11.7 and 12.3.

Gonzalez and Jara also dominated the 200-meter dash taking first and second. Gonzalez ran the race in 26.3 seconds while Jara followed on his heels at 26.7 seconds.

Patino and Esteban Cervantes took over the jumping events to take first and second in both the long and triple jumps. Patino reached 16-2 in the long jump and 35-5 in the triple to take first in both. Cervantes took second in both events jumping 13-7 in the long.

In the mid-distance events, Moran took second in the 800-meter run (2:21) and third in the 1600-meter run (5:19).

Gilbert Herrera, also a mid-distance runner, finished third in the 800 in 2:25 and fourth in the mile in 5:21.

In the varsity girls competition, freshman Marisol Jiminez finished up the season with yet another personal best in the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run.

"She is just a freshman ready to pack a punch," Farmersville Coach Marion Reneau said.

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