Warhorse track wins sixth meet in a row

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Devine’s varsity track team has literally run away from the competition at each of the six meets it has participated in this season. Thursday, March 30th at Somerset’s Pre-District Invitational, the Warhorses loaded up the bus once more with a Championship plaque in hand.
“This was a great tune-up meet for us to prepare for district competition,” stated Head Track Coordinator Lynn Cozby. “We had many runners, jumpers, and throwers show improvement. We are definitely ready for District.”
Devine’s 153 1st place points outdistanced 2nd place finisher Pearsall. Host Somerset was next with 104 points. Leading in individual points for the Warhorses was Dillon Ricord with 28 followed by Trent Laughlin’s 20 points and Jack Zimmerle’s 18. Isaiah Johnson of Living Rock led all individual point totals with 32.
The JV Warhorses had another strong showing scoring 129 points, second to Lytle’s 134 points which claimed the Pirates 1st place. Behind Devine was 3rd place finisher Floresville with 72 points.
Remaining team results: St. Mary’s Hall (43), Living Rock (32), Falls City (4) 4x100m Relay-King Cantero, Grant Collins, Guido Zapata, Butters Hernandez-2nd-45.15 800m-Darren Morales-3rd-2:07, Colin Rogers-4th-2:08 110m Hurdles-Trent Laughlin-1st-15.62, Guido Zapata-3rd-15.90, Brady Harrell-5th-17.39 100m-Dillon Ricord-1st-10.58 400m-Luke Torres-6th-54.15 300m Hurdles-Laughlin-2nd-41.88, Brady Harrell-3rd-42.30, Guido Zapata-4th-42.48 200m-Isaiah Oropeza-4th-23.63 1600m-Rogers-4th-4:51 4x400m Relay-Hernandez, Collins, Torres, Laughlin-4th-4:24 Long Jump-Ricord-1st-20’8” Triple Jump-Ricord-2nd-41’ 0 ½” Shot Put-Jack Zimmerle-1st-50’8 ½”, Corben Boggs-2nd-42’7 ¼”, Tristin Ortiz-4th-41’7 ½” Discus-Zimmerle-142’1”, Boggs-3rd-140’3”, Dakota Wofford-5th-119’5” Pole Vault-Javi Torres-1st-11’0”.
Remaining JV team results: Somerset (92), St. Mary’s Hall (53), Falls City (28), Pearsall (18), Living Rock (12) 4x100m Relay-Deme Monreal, Juan Sic, Phillip Ramos, Noah Brogdon-4th-48.12 800m-Ismael Vera-2nd-2:15, Roy Gutierrez-5th-2:26 4x200m Relay-Sic, Monreal, Chad Lawson, Joey Seguin-4th-1:41 400m-Jace Hackebeil-2nd-55.74, Donovan Camacho-3rd-56.00 200m-Seguin-1st-24.28, Sebastian Lopez-6th-25.42 4x400m Relay-Camacho, Gutierrez, Monreal, Hackebeil-1st-3:48 Triple Jump-Aiden Daniel-5th-34’4 ½” Shot Put-Quinton Schott-1st-38’11”, Tanner Hardcastle-2nd-35’8 ½” Discus-Nathan Quick-1st-104’5”, Joseph Ramirez-3rd-94’2” Pole Vault-Sulton Yess-1st-9’6”, Nolan O’Neal-2nd-9”0’, Jacob Fraga-7’6”.
Devine hosts the District Track Meet this Wednesday and Thursday at Warhorse Stadium. The schedule is listed in this edition of The Devine News.
Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer