Mustangs sprint relay team advances to Regionals

Natalia competed in the Class 3A Area Track and Field Meet last week at both Randolph and Judson High Schools. When the competitive day of action ended, Natalia advanced their boys Sprint Relay team on to the Regional Meet.
“We did a great job of competing and had twelve kids competing at Area,” Coach Martin Alvarez said. This year’s track team has set the foundation for many years to come for Natalia Track and Field.”
Natalia advanced the sprint relay (4X100) consisting of Oscar Alvarez, Ray Rizo, Diego Zapata, Gabriel Figueroa to Regional’s at Judson this coming Friday April 28th.
Natalia finished in 4th place with a time of 45.28 which trailed Cole (43.86), Poth (44.39) and Lago Vista (44.44). The Mustangs did finish ahead of Comfort, Blanco and Jourdanton.
In the 100 M. Dash Natalia’s Ray Rizo medaled in 6th place with a time of 11.80. This trailed stiff competition including Area Champ Steven Flores of Blanco (11.54).
We are graduating only two seniors and will have a strong young core for next season.
Our 4X100 relay qualified for regionals and am excited to see them compete for a chance at state next week at Judson.
The only other Mustangs who medaled was Dustin Richardson in the High Jump. He finished with a 5’8” which trailed Area Champ Jake Lamberth of Poth 6’4” and a pair of 5’10”s.
On the girl’s side of things, Natalia’s Regina Garza medaled in the 100 M. Dash and the 200 M. Dash.
In the 100, she finished in 6th with a time of 13.56 which trailed Area Champion Alexandra McFarland of Georgetown Gateway (12.40) along with four others.
In the 200, she finished in 5th with a time of 27.81 which trailed Gateway’s McFarland (25.61), Blanco’s Srackangast (26.76), Cole’s Small (26.91) and Florence’s Deleon (27.41).
Regional Meet
The Natalia Mustang Spring Relay team will compete at Judson ISD’s Rutledge Stadium this Friday at 3 pm in the Region IV Track and Field Meet.
“We are graduating only two seniors and will have a strong young core for next season in our program,” Alvarez said.
By Eric Smith
Staff Writer