By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
The Lady Tarpons totaled 170 points as a team and finished 11 points behind team champion San Benito. La Feria was third with 124 points, followed by Rio Hondo in fourth with 44 points.
Port Isabel collected four gold medals on the day. Helena Loya won the long jump with a leap of 16 feet 2 and three quarters inches, Alexandria Martinez took first in the pole vault with a best effort of eight feet, six inches, and Daniella Murchison got her second double gold of the season by winning the shot put (37 ft., 11 in.) and the discus (129 ft., 1 in.).
“I’m very pleased with the overall effort…of the team,” head girls track coach Sylvia Torres said this week. “The girls fell short of beating San Benito, but with two members missing it’s still pretty impressive.”
Final Results; Top Six Finishes by P.I.H.S. Athletes
100-meter dash: 2nd, Taylor Torres, 13.46 sec.; 4th, Wynona Garza, 13.81; 5th, Ashley Zarate, 13.97
200-meter dash: 5th, Xerenna Maldonado, 28.87 sec.; 6th, Alyssa Samaniego, 29.02
400-meter run: 4th, Helena Loya, 1:04.26
800-meter run: 3rd, Alexandria Martinez, 2:33.30
1600-meter run: 2nd, Ione Rodriguez, 6:00.05
3200-meter run: 2nd, I. Rodriguez, 12:54; 5th, Casey Flores, 14:04
4×100-meter: Port Isabel, 2nd, 52.03
4×200-meter: P.I., 3rd, 1:58.34
4×400-meter: P.I., 3rd, 4:34.36
100-meter hurdles: 4th, Alexis Gutierrez, 18.54 sec.; 5th, Ashley Garcia, 18.55; 6th, Kristina Aguilar, 18.92
Pole vault: 1st, Alexandria Martinez, 8 feet 6 inches; 5th, Alejandra Lopez, 6 ft. 6 in
High Jump: 1st, Xerenna Maldonado, 4 ft. 10 in.; 5th, Nelenie Reyna, 4 ft. 6 in.; 6th, Ashley Garcia, 4 ft. 2 in
Long Jump: 1st, Helena Loya, 16 ft. 2 ¾ in.; 4th, Alexandria Martinez, 15 ft. ¼ in
Triple Jump: 2nd, H. Loya, 33 ft. 11 ¾ in
Shot Put: 1st, Daniella Murchison, 37 ft. 11 in.; 3rd, Kelcie Swink, 32 ft. 9 in.; 5th, Tiffany Ochoa, 30 ft. 6 ½ in
Discus: 1st, Daniella Murchison, 129 ft. 1 in.; 4th, K. Swink, 104 ft. 1 in.; 5th, T. Ochoa, 99 ft. 3 in
The girls’ and boys’ track and field teams are off this weekend but will return to competition next week in the Meet of Champions. The preliminaries will go off at Raymondville on Friday, March 22, and the finals will take place at Weslaco on Saturday, March 23.
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