Arabians sprint past Carrizo Springs for District 29-4A title

Varsity Arabian Jenna Sadler finished 2nd in Shot Put behind teammate Paige Cote. Browse more photos in our online gallery!

The Devine Arabian track team won its first District Track Championship since 2009, scoring 215 points to 2nd place finisher Carrizo Springs’ 170. Pearsall came in 3rd place with 97 points while 4th place finisher Crystal City had 74 and 5th place Lytle had 45.
Needless to say, Head Track Coordinator Lynn Cozby was excited about the amount of points scored by his Arabian team and by the number of different competitors that achieved those points.
“Wow 215 points! We have 17 girls that qualified for area. They were amazing,” said Cozby. Many Arabian runners, throwers, and jumpers set personal marks during this competition. They seemed focused and determined to win a 1st place, District Championship plaque back in the trophy case at DHS where it rightfully belongs.
Combine the 17 Arabians with the 12 Warhorses adds up to 29 total track members making the short trip to Poteet on April 19th. No other team in district can stake that claim.
The schedule for that meet as well as a more detailed account of Coach Cozby’s history with the Devine Track program will be in next week’s Devine News.
Top 4 advance to the Area Meet to be held in Poteet on Wednesday, April 19. Devine athletes are italicized. 100m Dash: 1st-Velasquez-Carrizo-13.32, 2nd-Sydney Rendon-Devine-13.44, 3rd-Macie York-Devine-13.56, 4th-Ortiz-Pearsall-13.66 200m Dash: 1st-Velasquez-Carrizo-27.12, 2nd-Owolabi-Carrizo-27.36, 3rd-Ortiz-Pearsall-27.68, 4th-Rendon-Devine-28.04, 5th-Andrea Gomez-Devine-28.09 400m Dash: 1st-Sanchez-Carrizo-1:03.24, 2nd-Espi Mendoza-Devine-1:03.89, 3rd-Parsons-Pearsall-1:03.98, 4th-Mari Murillo-Devine-2:35.46 800m Run: 1st-Mendoza-Devine-2:29.55, 2nd-Moreno-Pearsall-2:31.16, 3rd-Gomez-Lytle-2:31.79, 4th-Murillo-Devine-2:35.46 1600m Run: 1st-Murillo-Devine-5:31.27, 2nd-Godina-Lytle-5:31.72, 3rd-Cantu-Lytle-5:40.07, 4th-Moreno-Pearsall-5:47.67 3200m Run: 1st-Murillo-Devine-12:28.91, 2nd-Godina-Lytle-12:37.62, 3rd-Cantu-Lytle-12:51.86, 4th-Garza-Carrizo-13:11.69 100m Hurdles: 1st-B. Duck-Carrizo-16.73, 2nd-Owolabi-Carrizo-17.13, 3rd-Taylor Rice-Devine-17.34, 4th-A. Duck-Carrizo-17.82, 6th-Celine Samaripe-Devine-18.70 300m Hurdles: 1st-Owolabi-Carrizo-48.89, 2nd-A. Duck-Carrizo-49.30, 3rd-Rice-Devine-50.09, 4th-B. Duck-Carrizo-51.35, 6th-Caimee Fowler-Devine-53.40 4x100m Relay: 1st-Carrizo-52.12, 2nd-Crystal-52.46, 3rd-Devine-Caroline Anderson, Taylor Carr, Rendon, York-58.45, 4th-Pearsall-58.54 4x200m Relay: 1st-Carrizo-1:47.34, 2nd-Crystal-1:50.38, 3rd-Devine-York, Dana Aaron, Anderson, Gomez-1:50.83, 4th-Pearsall-1:54.69 4x400m Relay: 1st-Devine-Anderson, Harlie Walker, Mendoza, Gomez-4:19.74, 2nd-Pearsall-4:21.95, 3rd-Crystal-4:24.62, 4th-Carrizo-4:41.51 Long Jump: 1st-Rendon-Devine-16’0”, 2nd-Contreras-Crystal-15’7 ½”, 3rd-Sanchez-Carrizo-15’3 ¾”, 4th-Rios-Pearsall-15’1 ¾”, 6th-Alissa Stehle-Devine-14’10 ¾” Shot Put: 1st-Paige Coté-Devine-34’7 ¾”, 2nd-Jenna Sadler-Devine-33’10 ½”, 3rd-Leal-Pearsall-33’0”, 4th-Olveda-Crystal-31’4 ½” Discus: 1st-Stephanie Campos-Devine-123’11”, 2nd-Tori Martin-Devine-113’0”, 3rd-Coté-Devine-109’0”, 4th-Olveda-Crystal-107’2” Triple Jump: 1st-Sanchez-Carrizo-33’4 ½”, 2nd-Anderson-Devine-33’2 ½”, 3rd-Stehle-Devine-32’6 ¾”, 4th-Fraga-Lytle-32’4 ½” High Jump: 1st-Owolabi-Carrizo-5’0”, 2nd-Moreno-Pearsall-4’10”, 3rd-Chesney Friesenhahn-Devine-4’8”, 4th-Walker-Devine-4’6” Pole Vault: 1st-Parsons-Pearsall-8’6”, 2nd-Maycee Howard-Devine-8’0”, 3rd-Jaylyn Stewart-Devine-8’0”, 4th-Garay-Carrizo-7’6”.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer