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Apr 29 2011

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Port Isabel Athletes Prep for regional meet

 By LARRY GAGE

Port Isabel High track and field athletes are hard at work this week prepar­ing for the Region IV meet at Corpus Christi Callallen next week.

Four Tarpons have qual­ified for regional competi­tion in individual events. Two additional athletes will team up with two of the aforementioned to run the 4×400-meter relay. For the Lady Tarpons, a total of 13 competitors will be ready to go in 10 different events.

At a recent practice at Tarpon Stadium head Tar­pon track coach Jake Hof­stetter briefed the PRESS on the problems of decid­ing who will make up the metric mile four-man team. “We’re not there yet,” he said. “Blake (Sapp) and C.J. (Boyd) are the two fastest, but they have other events. We have five guys shooting for the other two spots.”

The scheduling of events is a big factor, of course, in deciding who competes in which events. “Blake Sapp will run the 110 hurdles…the 300 hurdles. Then, af­ter the 300 hurdles, there’s the 200-meter run and the mile run. That will give him the opportunity for a little rest.” With the time that those two races will consume, Sapp should be sufficiently revived for the 4×400 relay.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Apr. 28 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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