Warhorse track claims 4th, Arabians 5th at Bulldog Relays

The Devine Warhorse and Arabian track team got their share of medals this past Saturday at the Bulldog Relays in Bandera. The meet was the third on the year for both squads and each will compete in La Vernia Thursday.
The Warhorses had top six finishes in 13 of the 17 events including a first place by Guido Zapata in the 110m Hurdles and a third place in the 300m Hurdles. Tristan Ortiz won Shot Put while feller shot putter Tanner Hardcastle finished third. Jacob Featherly finished third in Pole Vault. The 4×1 and 4×2 Warhorse relay teams each finished second and the 4×4 relay came in third.
The Arabians finished 8½ points behind fourth place San Antonio Cornerstone. Highlights for the Arabians included a second place finish for Alissa Stehle in Triple Jump, a third place for Harlie Walker in the 400m Dash, and a third place for Mari Murillo in the 3200m Run. The Arabian 4×2 relay team also finished third, only two seconds and some change away from getting the gold.
Coach Speak
Hard work continues to pay off for the high school throwers as I continue to see improvements at all levels. On the boy’s side, I have to give a big shout out to Tristan Ortiz for throwing a personal record of 50’0” and to Tanner Hardcastle for his 43’11” throw. For the ladies, a big shout out to Jessie Ramirez and to Analea Brooks for the nice throws that they recorded.—Coach Devin Rotramel.
The pole vaulters had a great weekend setting new PRs ranging from 8’0” to 12’6”.They are making progress every meet and working hard to accomplish their goals for the season.—Coach Hannah Thompson
The distance athletes had a great week. We are reaching personal records early in the season. With big goals still in mind matched with the effort and attitude they are bringing to practice and meets, I am convinced this will be a rewarding season for them. I am excited each week to watch them make new goals and meet them. They have the right mind set right now and they just need to keep thinking in this positive manner.—Coach Kim Lane
Girls’ team rankings: 1st-Del Rio-158, 2nd-Fredericksburg-154.5, 3rd-Bandera Blue-75.5, 4th-San Antonio Cornerstone-70.5, 5th-Devine-61, 6th-St. Mary’s Hall-46.5, 7th-Hondo-30, 8th-San Antonio Antonian-16, 9th-Castle Hills-5, 10th-Bandera White-2.
Arabians: 400m Dash—3rd-Harlie Walker-1:05.28, 8th-Brianna Bowyer-1:08.61, 800m Dash—6th-Espi Mendoza-2:32.98, 3200m Run—3rd-Mari Murillo-12:21.02; 100m Hurdles—14th-Darian Alvarez-18.94, 16th-Kennedy Duncan-20.02; 300m Hurdles—14th-Duncan-56.26, 16th-Alvarez-58.46; 4x100m Relay—6th-Aailyah Terrazas, Dana Aaron, Walker, Alissa Stehle-52.25 (-2.33); 4x200m Relay—3rd-Andrea Gomez, Aaron, Terrazas, Stehle-1:51.05 (-2.33); 4x400m Relay—5th-Walker, Mendoza, Stehle, Gomez-4:25.52 (-18.14); Long Jump—5th-Terrazas-14’0”, Shot Put—10th-Clarissa Ybanez-27’3½”, 12th-Madison Mata-26’6½”, 17th-Khali Key-24’4”; Discus—6th-Analea Brooks-87’3½”, 15th-Aaron-65’4¾”, 17th-Key-64’8”; Triple Jump—2nd- Stehle-33’1”, 9th-Duncan-30’0½”; Pole Vault—4th-Maycee Howard-8’6”, 5th-Bowyer-7’6”.
Boys’ team rankings: 1st-Del Rio-142, 2nd-San Antonio Cornerstone-121, 3rd-Fredericksburg-117, 4th-Devine-112, 5th-St. Mary’s Hall-48, 6th-Bandera Blue-27, 7th-Hondo-26, 8th-San Antonio Antonian-24, 9th-Castle Hills-1.
Warhorses: 100m Dash—8th-Isaiah Oropeza-12.04, 9th-Justin Contreras-12.11, 10th-Bobby Spicer-12.14; 200m Dash—6th-Aaron Terrazas-23.91, 11th-Oropeza-24.50, 16th-Bobby Spicer-24.86; 400m Dash—2nd-Donavon Camacho-52.80, 6th-Jayce Hackebeil-53.84, 15th-Roy Gutierrez-58.28; 1600m Run—8th-Xavier Garza-4:53.16; 3200m Run—7th-Garza-10:38.47; 110m Hurdles—1st-Guido Zapata-14.74, 7th-Christian Gerlach-18.48; 300m Hurdles—3rd-Zapata-41.63, 6th-Gerlach-46.25; 4x100m Relay—2nd-Xsavior Martinez, Zapata, Aaron Terrazas, Grant Collins-43.96 (-.4); 4x200m Relay—2nd-X. Martinez, Collins, Terrazas, Oropeza-1:33.33 (-.68); 4x400m Relay—3rd-Collins, Hackebeil, X. Martinez, Camacho-3:32.27 (-5.14); Long Jump—5th-Justin Contreras-19’4”, 11th-Brady Cardenas-18’1½”, 21st-Gerlach-14’10”; Shot Put—1st-Tristan Ortiz-50’0”, 3rd-Tanner Hardcastle-43’11”, 14th-Hackebeil-36’0”; Discus—4th-Dakota Wofford-127’2”, 6th-Ortiz-120’3”, 9th-Evan Priest-111’9½”; Triple Jump—4th-Contreras-39’4”, 5th-Damian Martinez-38’7½”; High Jump—3rd-Cardenas-6’0”, 7th-D. Martinez-5’6”, 12th-Contreras-5’2”; Pole Vault—3rd-Jacob Featherly-12’6”, 9th-Zachary Alvarez-9’0”.
Up next: At La Vernia, Thursday March 7.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer