By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
Armando Fierro won both the 800-meter and 1600-meter runs at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Regional Track and Field Championships in McAllen on Saturday. In so doing he qualified for the Games of Texas Championships in Waco next week.
Fierro’s times in both events set Region II summer records. His time in the 1600-meters was 4 minutes 29 seconds and in the 800-meter run he hit the tape with a time of 2:02. Both times were about five seconds off his personal best times in each event.
The TAAF is the governing body for the summer track and field program in Texas. Events are conducted in seven different age groups ranging from the “Tiny Tots” division, for athletes four and five years old, up through the “Seniors” group, for those competitors 17 and 18 years of age. Fierro, as an incoming senior at Port Isabel High, competes in the Senior division.
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