Varsity Mustangs win Pirate Relays

The Natalia Varsity Mustang Track and Field team won their second meet of the season last week at Walter Joyce Stadium. Natalia was able to combine for 167 team points which fueled the boys in blue to the 1st place finish out of five schools in attendance.
“I was very pleased with how our teams went to Lytle and competed in very tough competition,” Coach Jason Reynolds said. “Our boys won the team title again and I could not be happier.”
Natalia finished ahead of Karnes City (128), Lytle (114), Cotulla (82) and Dilley (37) to win the event in Atascosa County.
The team of Jacob Jass, Xaviera Vasquez, Ryan Juarez, and Diego Zapata won Gold in the 400 M. Relay with a time of 45.81. Jared Stallworth, Donovan Hawkins, Brad Martin, and Zapata won gold in the 1600 M. Relay with a time of 3:45.71.
Other Finishes: 100 M. Dash- Diego Zapata 2nd-12.05, Felix Iniguez 3rd-12.09, Jacob Jass 5th- 12.19. 400 M. Dash- Donovan Hawkins 2nd-54.91, Evy Curial 3rd-56.89. 300 M. Hurdles- Jared Stallworth 2nd-46.57. 200 M. Dash- Xavier Vasquez 5th-25.42, Ryan Juarez 6th-25.44. 1600 M. Run- Juilliard Hernandez 5th05:07.87. Shot Put- Matthew Manka 3rd-37’7”. Discus- Uriel Arellano 2nd-140’1”, Paul Billalobos 6th-100’00”. Long Jump- Zapata 3rd-19’5.5”, Vasquez 4th-19’2.5”. Triple Jump- Jared Stallworth 3rd-38’4.5”. High Jump- Marcus Perez 2nd-5’10”. 800 M. Run- Julian Armendariz 2nd-2:14.12, Christopher Flores 2nd-2:16.58. 110 M. Hurdles- Oscar Martinez 2nd-18.07, Stallworth 3rd-18.31.
JV Mustangs
The Natalia JV Mustangs were able to finish in 4th place out of five in Lytle thanks to 64 team points. Natalia finished ahead of 5th place Dilley-35, but behind meet champion Karnes City-93, 2nd place Cotulla-85 and 3rd place Lytle-75.
The JV Stangs 400 M. Relay team of Adrian Vasquez, Ryan Rizo, Nate Banda, and Felix Iniguez won Gold with a time of 48.11. The 1600 M. Relay team of Coltin Richardson, Enrique DeOsio, Tanner Crone, and Ryan Rizo also won Gold, with a time of 4:01.40.
Other Finishes: 100 M. Dash-Adrian Vasquez 2nd-12.29, Enrique DeOso 4th-12.66. 800 M. Relay- Natalia 2nd-1:43.94. 400 M. Dash- Coltin Richardson 2nd-57.91, Tanner Crone 3rd-58.47. 200 M. Dash- Crone 2nd-26.00, Reese McDolle 5th-27.00. Shot-Put- Michael Martinez 3rd-32’5 1/4”, Nicholas Vasquez 4th- 31’5”, Isaiah Sanchez 6th- 30’11.5”. Discus- Nicholas Vasquez 5th- 93’6”. Long Jump- McDole 6th-15’5 3/4”. Triple Jump- Crone 2nd-35’10”. High Jump- DeOso 2nd-5’4”, Richardson 3rd- 5’2”. 800 M. Run- Noah Gilkey 3rd-2:31.77, Roberto Hernandez 4th-2:37.62.
This coming Thursday, Natalia travels to Frio County to compete in a non-district meet at Gosch Field at 4:00 p.m.
By Eric Smith