Natalia Jr. High competes in District track meet

Members of the NJHS track teams paused to pose for a picture after competing in district.

The Junior High Natalia Mustangs had their district track meet Tuesday, April 3rd. The 7th girls and boys teams came in 5th place with Cole coming in first place. It was a great track meet for all the athletes, with the 7th boys team scoring 96 team points and the 7th girls scoring 53 team points. Both 8th grade teams placed 6th with the boys team scoring 13 points and the girls scoring 31.
7th grade boys results: 100M Dash – 2nd Elijah Banda 12.17and 4th Daniel Tristan 12.89; 400M Dash – 2nd Brandon Adkins 1:04.14; 800M Run – 4th Silvester Gutierrez 2:40.82; 1600M Run – Silvester Gutierrez 6:00.05; 110M Hurdles – 1st Gianni Rios 18.84; 4x100M Relay – 1st Gianni Rios, Daniel Tristan, Brandon Adkins, and Elijah Banda 49.51; 4x200M Relay – 4th Joshua San Miguel, Devin Chapa, Brandon Jasso, and Luis Rodriguez 2:07.71; 4x400M Relay – 1st Brandon Adkins, Daniel Tristan, Elijah Banda, and Gianni Rios 4:04.57; Long Jump – 4th Elijah Banda 15’ 2.5”; Shot Put – 4th Dustin Cruz 28’ 7.5”; Pole Vault – 3rd Austin Sutton 6’ 0”.
7th grade girls results: 100M Dash – 4th Alondra Medina 14.13; 200M Dash – 4th Alondra Medina 29.40; 400M Dash – 5th Hailey Rizo 1:14.97; 100M Hurdles – 6th Dominique Banda 21.78; 300M Hurdles – 4th Dominique Banda 1:02.02; 4x100M Relay – 5th Dominique Banda, Myra Albarado, Destiny Vasquez, and Alandra Medina 1:00.17; 4x200M Relay – 6th Mariah Castro, Myra Alarado, Jocelyn Garcia, and Angelina Dunes 2:14.98; 4x400M Relay – 5th Jasmine Riso, Jocelyn Garcia, Mariah Castro, and Hailey Riso 5:13.03; Long Jump – 3rd Alondra Medina 12’ 8.5”; Shot Put – 1st Mikayala Gonzales 27’ 6” and 2nd Marina Billalobos 24’ 10”.
8th grade boys results: 100M Dash – 5th Ryan Rizo 12.81; 4x100M Relay – 6th Chris Saldana, Ryan Rizo, Matthew Martin, and Gaylen Garcia 52.46; 4x400M Relay – 6th Bo Ottinger, Matthew Martin, Noah Gilkey, and Destin Perez 4:36.06; Discus – 4th Gaylen Garcia 92’ 3.5”; High Jump – 6th Matthew Martin 4’ 10”; Pole Vault – 6th Roberto Hernandez 6’ 6”.
8th grade girls results: 200M Dash – 3rd Meg Martinez 29.07 and 6th Angelia Padilla 30.76; 4x100M Relay – 4th Christina Fulton, Geneses Perez, Meg Martinez, and Liberty Gilkey 58.57; 4x200M Relay – 6th T. Alvardo, Isabela Martinez, Angelica Padilla, and Micayla Ruiz 2:13.02; 4x400M Relay – 6th Briana Paredes, T. Alvarado, Katie Curiel, and Genesis Perez 5:08.00; Shot Put – 3rd Angelica Padilla 30’ 2”; Pole Vault – 3rd Meg Martinez 6’ 0”.
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer