Mustang track 5th in Pleasanton

Natalia’s varsity and JV track teams competed at the Brush Country Relays last week. Several Mustangs returned to Natalia with a medal in hand.
Noah Gilkey won the 800m and 1600m races to rack up 20 points for Natalia. Joseph Gonzales placed second in the 3200m and Austin Sutton vaulted his way to eight points as well with his second place finish in Pole Vault. Dustin Cruz earned a bronze medal in Discus.
Varsity team rankings
1st Pleasanton 218, 2nd Devine 139, 3rd Poteet 91, 4th Jourdanton 82, 5th Natalia 70.
Varsity Mustang results
4x100m Relay-4th AJ Zapata, Elijah Banda, Jacques Gonzales, Jaedon Burford 46.56 4x200m Relay-5th RJ Velasquez, David Rodriguez, Darrin Garcia, Felix Martinez 1:38.03 4x400m Relay-4th Joshua San Miguel, Austin Sutton, Joseph Gonzales, Ja. Gonzales- 3:53.40 100m Dash-6th Banda 12.02 800m Run-1st Noah Gilkey 2:07.84 1600m Run-1st Gilkey 4:52.52 3200m Run-2nd Jo. Gonzales 11:53 Shot Put-5th Dustin Cruz 34’11.5 Discus-3rd Cruz 104’2, 6th Steven Saldana 97’7.5 Pole Vault-2nd Sutton 10’6.
JV team rankings
1st Pleasanton 249, 2nd Jourdanton 166, 3rd Devine 105, 4th Natalia 38, 5th Poteet 21.
JV Mustang results
4x100m Relay- 3rd Elias Deluan, Nestor Lopez, Matthew Helton, Simon Garcia 49.34 4x200m Relay-4th Garcia, Lopez, Deluan, Dominic San Miguel 1:45.56 4x400m Relay-3rd Devin McDole, Matthew Helton, Aiden Martine, Esteban Rodriguez 4:12.56 Pole Vault-3rd Helton 7’0.
Up next
Natalia competes in the Owl Relays on Wednesday, March 10 in Hondo. Field events begin at 4:00pm and the 3200m Run at 4:15pm. Running events are tentatively scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.
Location & Parking
The new track is located on the west side of McDowell Middle School. Please park on the south side of the track in the grass lot near the apartments. If this lot is full or if it is wet, there is additional parking available to the west side of the track near the little league fields.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer