Pirates runner-up at district track meet

JoseCarlos Hernandez was 2nd in the 3200M Run.

The Lytle Pirate track team was within earshot of a district championship last week in Jourdanton finishing only twelve points behind Poth for the first place spot 112 to 100. The Pirates beat third place Natalia by eleven points as the Mustangs finished the two-day competition with 89 points.
Winning gold medals for the Pirates was Cort Haltom in Discus and Matt Eldredge in Pole Vault. Silver went to Robert Wagner, JoseCarlos Hernandez, and Alex Medina while Wagner, Hernandez, Israel Aguinaga, Damien Garcia, Carson Aldridge, Malakai Castro, Mark Cantu, and Brandon Adkins took bronze.
Coach speak
“The varsity will have four discus throwers in the area meet and two shot putters,” stated throwers coach Hadley Foster. “Robey Harold completed his throwing career for Lytle by throwing his PR of 41’1″ and tying for fourth but the boy from Poth’s second best throw was better than Robey’s.We did a good job of making our first throws put pressure on the other throwers.Cort Haltom would have won the discus with his first throw of 129′ but he relaxed and threw well.”
Looking back, Foster thanked two of his athletes who will be moving on to bigger and better things at the conclusion of this school year, “I appreciate Robey Harold and James Black for throwing with me for six years and wish them well as Robey attends Trinity and James pursues medicine at Baylor.”
Team rankings
1st Poth 112, 2nd Lytle 100, 3rd Natalia 89, 4th Dilley 79, 5th Poteet 76, 6th Karnes City 74, 7th Jourdanton 65, 8th Cotulla 22.
Pirate results
4x100m Relay—4th Carson Aldridge, Malakai Castro, Mark Cantu, Brandon Adkins 45.94 4x200m Relay—3rd Aldridge, Castro, Cantu, Adkins 1:35.77 4x400m Relay—3rd Robert Wagner, Israel Aguinaga, Damien Garcia, JoseCarlos Hernandez 3:44.50 100m Dash—4th Adkins 11.54 800m Run—2nd Wagner 2:06.32, 7th Aguinaga 2:15.88 1600m Run—2nd Hernandez 4:42.79, 4th Gregorio Alcorta 4:44.00, 5th Jose Cortez 4:49.90 3200m Run—2nd Hernandez 10:09.07, 6th Alcorta 10:41.94 110m Hurdle—8th Donavon Cortez 19.61 Shot Put—5th Robey Harold 41’1”, 6th Cort Haltom 40’4” Discus—1st Haltom 137’5”, 2nd Alex Medina 128’2”, 6th James Black 108’2” Triple Jump—7th Preston Edge 39’1¾” High Jump—6th Jacob Ulrich 5’6” Pole Vault—1st Matt Eldredge 11’6”.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer