Tarpons second at 32-3A meet

Special to the PRESS

track and fieldThe Port Isabel Tarpons track and field team gave it all they had Thursday, April 11, and took second place in the District 32-3A track meet at Tarpon Stadium.

The Tarpons won two relay events, the 1600-meter run, and the 300-meter hurdles. Those wins, along with a number of other high finishes, earned Port Isabel a total of 168 points, which was 13 less than La Feria, who finished with 181 points.

In the 4×100-meter sprint relay race, the quartet of LB Bennett, Jacob Losoya, Jaime Gonzalez, and Andrew Holland got the win with a time of 44.23 seconds. Holland, Bennett, Luis Aguilera, and Ryan Vasquez combined to take the 4×200-meters in the time of 1:33.46.

Saul Ochoa had a pretty good night. He won the 1600-meter event in 4:34.68 and came home third in the 3200-meters, stopping the automatic timer in 10:36.84.

“It was a real good race overall,” Ochoa said. “At the start you can’t get boxed in and that’s what I was trying to avoid. This was the best race I’ve run all year.”

In the 4×400-meter relay Bennett, Jason Schrank, Marco Colorado, and Jaime Gonzalez worked together for a third-place finish with a time of 3:34.99.

Schrank was the other individual gold medallist as he was victorious in the 300-meter hurdles race with a clocking of 40.15 seconds. Schrank was also third in the 110 hurdles in the time of 16.36 seconds.

In the 110-meter hurdles Juan Herrera was fourth in 17.31 seconds and Juan Aguillon got sixth with a time of 17.69.

The highest finish of the night in field events was recorded by Jacques Guillot in the discus throw. With a toss of 150-01 Guillot took second place. “It was only my second meet of the year,” Guillot said afterwards. “I’ve been dealing with some back problems and I only had a couple weeks of practice…threw it 150 feet for a personal best.”

LB Bennett turned in a silver medal-winning effort in the long jump with a best jump of 20-02.00. Bennett also got fifth in the high jump with a leap of 5-06. And Raul Villareal was second in the shot put with a best effort of 45-00.00.

In other running events, Jacob Losoya collected two silver medals with second-place efforts in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes with times of 11.26 sec. and 23.14 sec. respectively. Third place in the 100-meters, with a time of 11.31 was Andrew Holland.

Other top six finishes in field events were turned in by; Marco Colorado, third, high jump, 5-08; Pedro Gonzalez, fourth, pole vault, 10-06; Mark Benavides, fourth, shot put, 44-02.00, and Jimmy Hernandez, sixth, 43-09.00; Juan Aguilera, fourth, discus, 143-09, and Raul Villareal, 120-04.

“The kids did awesome tonight,” head Tarpon track coach Jake Hofstetter said Thursday night. “We won two of the three relays. We were just a few kids short.”

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