Lockhart dominates Tiger Relays
The Lockhart Lion track and field team blew away the competition Saturday at the Dripping Springs Tiger Relays, scoring 167 points while Jose Moctezuma set a meet record, 9:50.53, in winning the 3200 meter run.
The closest teams to the boys were district foes Dripping Springs, who had 107 points, and N.B. Canyon, who had 91.
Alex Contreras and Michael Spears both
placed for the Lions in the triple jump, with Contreras jumping a distance of41 feet, 4.5 inches for first place and Spears jumping 40 feet, 10 inches for third place. Peter Zapata jumped 19 feet, 2.5 inches for third place in the long jump.
Matt Owens and Alan Rodriguez both took third in the shot put and discus, respectively.
Owens tossed 46 feet, 3.75 inches and Rodriguez 140 feet.
Rounding out the field events, Dan Massey finished second in the pole vault, vaulting 13 feet.
Placing first in the hurdles were Joey Uker in the 300 and Kendal Daughtry in the in the 110.
Uker ran 41.08 in the 300, and Gil Pena was close behind, finishing third in 42.25. Daughtry clocked 15.08 in the 110 and Uker finished third in 15.45.
In the sprints, Rodrick Thompson and Rick Tison ran to third in the 100 and 200, respectively.
Thompson ran a 11.14 in the 100 and Tison a 23.51 in the 200.
The 4×100 relay team of Thomas Collins, Thompson, Ben Hailey and Tison clocked 44.22 to place first, and the 4×400 team of Seth James, Contreras, Hailey and Moctezuma ran 3:31.9 to finish third.
Running to top three finishes in the distance races were Joseph Gonzales and Hector Rodriguez in the 800. Gonzales was second in 2:04.15 and Rodriguez third in 2:06.07. In the 1600, Moctezuma and James placed back-to-back, Moctezuma second in 4:21.7 and James finished third in the time of 4:30.9.
Along with Moctezuma’s record setting time in the 3200, James was just under five seconds behind in 9:55.31 as he came in second.
For the ladies, who finished sixth with 54 points, Alyssa Mitchell had an outstanding meet as she had two first place and one second place finish.
Mitchell won the 200 in 26.65, the 400 in 21.67 and her second place finish came in the 100, where she ran a 12.42 to earn the ladies 28 points.
Kendell Loveday jumped 5 feet to earn second place in the high jump, and Audrey Hurley had a throw of 33 feet, 2 inches to take third place in the shot put.
In the JV competition, the boys team finished third with 111 points and the girls finished seventh with 42 points.
Mason Larkin took home two first place finishes for the JV, first in the 800 in 2:09.45, and next in the 1600 in 4:54.88.
The JV also placed runners second and third in the 1600, with Luke Sergent running just one-onehundreth of a second behind Larkin for second and Brian Fernandez running 5:03.50 for third.
Javier Perales finished behind Larkin for third place in the 800 in 2:11.08.
Willie Gomez also had two first place and one second place finishes for the JV, winning the 400 in 53.98, placing second in the 200 in 24.12, and teaming with John Silva, Michael Ellen and Sergent to win the 4×400 relay in 3:33.07.
Rounding out the scoring for the JV were Nick Moctezuma and Sammy Maciel in the 3200. Moctezuma was second in 11:13 and Maciel just behind him in third in 11:21.
For the JV girls, Montreail Simmons placed first in both the 100 and 200, and Andriea Stoglin finished third in the 100.
Simmons clocked 13.5 in the 100 and 28.62 in the 200, and Stoglin came home with a 13.74.
The Lockhart track and field team will next run in the Texas Relays in Austin on Friday and Saturday, and will host the district 26-4A meet April 9 and 10.