Warhorse and Arabian 2020 track season underway

A great start to the 2020 track season for the varsity and JV Warhorses as well as the varsity Arabians as all three teams brought home the championship plaques from Pearsall this past weekend. The JV Arabians placed third in their respective division.
Getting to shake the rust off from nine months off from track competition and rack up a lot of hardware along the way is a great way to start the season.
“I was pleased with all of our kids, actually,” stated Head Coach Lon Cozby. “We have good veteran leadership among our runners and throwers who are showing the younger ones the ropes. I am looking forward to seeing each of the Arabians and Warhorses improve as we make our way through the season.”
Several athletes stood out as eleven members were recognized as top athletes in their respective division. For the varsity boys Christian Gerlach (3rd-28 points) and Lokey Aguero (4th-21) while varsity Arabians Neenah Guerrero (3rd-25), Aaliyah Terrazas (4th-24), Kennedy Duncan (5th-22), Avery Cruz (8th-18), Kristina Morales (9th-17), and Bailey Oropeza (10th-16) took six of the top 11 total-points places.
JV Warhorse Noah Fernandez was the sole member of the club finishing 4th with 20 points. JV Arabians Khali Key (5th-20) and Cecilia Martinez (8th-16) locked up two of the top spots among their competitors.
Varsity boys’ team rankings: 1st-Devine-134, 2nd-Antonian-102, 3rd-Pearsall-90, 4th-Poteet-82, 5th-Crystal City-46, 6th-Sabinal-40, 7th-Dilley-23, 8th Carrizo Springs-8.
Varsity Warhorses: 100m Dash-7th-Zachary Alvarez-12.12, 8th-Hayden DuBose-12.14; 200m Dash—4th-DuBose-24.65; 400m Dash-7th-DuBose-59.59;1600m Run—3rd-Xavier Garza-4:59; 3200m Run—5th-Garza-10:04; 110m Hurdles—1st-Christian Gerlach-17.37; 300m Hurdles—2nd-Gerlach-47.0; 4x100m Relay—2nd-Gerlach, Isaiah Oropeza, Brady Hackebeil, Buddy Santos-44.96; 4x200m Relay—1st-Lokey Aguero, Oropeza, Jayce Hackebeil, B. Hackebeil-1:36.53; 4x400m Relay—2nd-Aguero, B. Hackebeil, J. Hackebeil, Oropeza-3:46.1; Shot Put—3rd-Gerlach-38’10 ½”, 5th-Hunter Nowicki-37’11”; Discus—1st-Evan Priest-125’5”, 4th-Jacob Barron-100’6”, 5th-Joel Hernandez-98’6”; High Jump—3rd-Aguero-5’6”; Pole Vault—1st-Jacob Featherly-12’6”, 2nd-Alvarez-10’6”, 3rd-Aguero-8’0”.

Varsity girls’ team rankings: 1st-Devine-183, 2nd-Pearsall-100, 3rd-Carrizo Springs-84, 4th-Antonian-64, 5th-Dilley-28, 6th-Sabinal-24, 7th-Poteet-21, 8th-Crystal City-8.
Varsity Arabians: 100m Dash—3rd-Chasity Reyes-13.58, 6th-Hannah Stolzman-14.11; 200m Dash—2nd-Avery Cruz-28.27, 3rd-Neenah Guerrero-28.36, 7th-Shelby Joslin-30.31; 400m Dash—3rd-Kristina Morales-1:06; 800m Dash—2nd-Espi Mendoza-2:42; 100m Hurdles—2nd-Bailey Oropeza-17.96, 4th-Kennedy Duncan-18.37, 5th-Darian Alvarez-18.74; 4x100m Relay—2nd-Guerrero, Aailyah Terrazas, Reyes, Cruz-53.56; 4x200m Relay—1st-Joslin, Terrazas, Guerrero, Cruz-1:49; 4x400m Relay—1st-Mendoza, Terrazas, Brooke Runyan, Morales-4:26; Long Jump—1st-Terrazas-15’3”, 3rd-Morales-14’4 ½”, 6th-Cruz-13’11”; Shot Put—5th-Gillian Estala-30’3”, 6th-Brooke Schott-30’2”; Discus—1st-Duncan-29’4”, 4th-Mackenzie Schneider-28’8”; High Jump—3rd-Oropeza-4’4”, 4th-Reyes-4’2”; Pole Vault—1st-Guerrero-7’6”.
JV boys’ team rankings: 1st-Devine-136, 2nd-Pearsall-128, 3rd-Antonian-118, 4th-Crystal City-66, 5th-Dilley-54, 6th-Carrizo Springs-23.
JV Warhorses: 100m Dash—2nd-Marcus Rodriguez-12.65; 200m Dash—6th-Rodriguez-25.90; 400m Dash—3rd-Kristofer Aguirre-1:01; 7th-Dakota Beamish-1:17; 800m Run—7th-Arturo Diaz-2:35; 1600m Run—4th-Michael Reichel-5:44, 6th-Thomas Mendoza-5:49; 110m Hurdles—2nd-Noah Fernandez-18.78, 3rd-Aaron Saenz-18.87; 300m Hurdles—3rd-Saenz-47.40, 4th-Fernandez-47.43; 4x100m Relay—2nd-Blain Davis, Gus Puente, Wyatt Spivey, Jordan Rodriguez-49.40; 4x200m Relay—2nd-Davis, Enrique Midobuche, Puente, Rodriguez-1:45; 4x400m Relay—2nd-Aguirre, Saenz, Davis, Midobuche-4.04; Long Jump—3rd-Reichel-16’4”, 5th-Rodriguez-15’7”, 6th-Midobuche-15’1”; Shot Put—3rd-Geoffery Seal-34’10 ¼”, 5th-Davis-32’7 ½”; Discus—3rd-Seal-89’2 ½”, 5th-Davis-83’7”; Triple Jump—2nd-Fernandez-35’3”, 3rd-Reichel-33’11 ¾”, 4th-Midobuche-33’7”.
JV girls’ team rankings: 1st-Antonian-138, 2nd-Pearsall-99, 3rd-Devine-90, 4th-Carrizo Springs-56, 5th-Poteet-40, 6th-Crystal City-33.
JV Arabians: 100m Dash—7th-Hunter Moss-15.87; 400m Dash—Cassandra Elias-1:18; 300m Hurdles—4th-Aleyna Gerlach-1:01; 4x100m Relay—1st-Allison Stevens, Jackie Schreck, Leslie Manzanares, Missy Salazar-58.97; 4x200m Relay—1st-Stevens, Schreck, Manzanares, Salazar-2:08; Shot Put—1st-Khali Key-25’5”, 2nd-Cecilia Martinez-25’1”, 3rd-Madison Pike-23’9 ¼”; Discus—1st-Key-76’6”, 2nd-Martinez-62’11”, 4th-Pike-58’8”.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer