JV Arabian track wins district by 50 points over 2nd place Somerset

The JV Devine Arabian track team rolled their 164-point district outing into the 29-4A championship as they easily topped second place Somerset who finished with 114 points.
Gold medals went to Brynlea Byrd, Leslie Manzanares, Camryn Darby, Kate Featherly, Missy Salazar, Aleyna Gerlach, and Cece Martinez while silver medal winners were Manzanares, Featherly, Ainsley Buvinghausen, and Cassandra Elias. Taking bronze was Salazar and Hunter Moss.
As you will see in the final individual point totals at the bottom of the article, the JV Arabians had eight individuals that scored in the top ten point totals for all combined events in which that athlete competed.
Kate Featherly led Devine with 28 total points followed by Aleyna Gerlach, Camryn Darby, and Cece Martinez who tied with 20 points apiece. Leslie Manzanares posted 18 points and Brynlea Byrd tallied 15 points.
With results like that, expect a handful of these Arabians to contribute at next week’s Area competition.
Team rankings
1st Devine 164, 2nd Somerset 114, 3rd YWLA 104, 4th Fox Tech 2.
Arabian results
4x100m Relay—1st Brynlea Byrd, Leslie Manzanares, Camryn Darby, Kate Featherly 56.81 4x200m Relay—1st Missy Salazar, Manzanares, Featherly, Darby 2:04.61 100m Dash—1st Byrd 14.54, 3rd Hunter Moss 15.72 200m Dash—1st Darby 29.49, 2nd Manzanares 30.79, 3rd Salazar 31.97 400m Dash—2nd Cassandra Elias 1:15.88 100m Hurdles—1st Aleyna Gerlach 19.60, 2nd Featherly 19.65 300m Hurdles—1st Gerlach 57.92 Shot Put—1st Cece Martinez 30’2”, 2nd Ainsley Buvinghausen 22’10½”, 4th Samantha Vara 20’8½” Discus—1st Martinez 77’6”, 4th Raquel Girtz 54’5”, 5th Buvinghausen 53’4½” Triple Jump—1st Featherly 27’6”.
Top 10 point totals
1st Arwen Garza-Somerset 30, 2nd Lauren Fowlks-YWLA 29, 3rd Kate Featherly-Devine 28, Tie 4th Aleyna Gerlach-Devine, Camryn Darby-Devine, Cece Martinez-Devine 20, 7th Leslie Manzanares-Devine 18, 8th Megan Rodriguez-YWLA 17, 9th Carolyn Green-Somerset 16, Tie 10th Brynlea Byrd-Devine, Jolene Lechuga YWLA 15.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer