The Natalia Mustang Track and Field team took a very young but talented group of athletes to the Area Track and Field Meet last week at Judson ISDs Rutledge Stadium. When all was said and done, three Mustangs have qualified for the Region IV Meet which will be held this weekend at the same location.
Thirteen Mustangs competed at the Area Track and Field Meet last week including the 4X100 M. Relay team and the 4X400 M. Relay team.
The 100 M. Relay team consisted of Ray Rizo, Diego Zapata, Xavier Vasquez and Jacob Jass. They were able to claim 7th place amongst stiff competition.
The 400 M. Relay team consisted of Jared Stallworth, Enrique Martinez, Dustin Richardson and Donovan Hawkins and they were able to finish in 8th place.
In the 800 M. run, Julien Armendariz finished in 5th place as Diego Zapata finished in 5th in the 100 M. Dash.
Marcus Perez was able to finish 5th in the High Jump and Stallworth finished in 8th place in the 300 M. Hurdles.
Advancing to Regionals will be Dustin Richardson who finished 2nd in the High Jump, Uriel Arrellano who finished 3rd in Discus and Ray Rizo who claimed 3rd in the 100 M. Dash.
Best of luck to these three young men this weekend at the Region IV Meet.
By Eric Smith