By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
Omar Silva had the fastest times in the prelims of both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdle races on the first day of the District 32-4A track and field meet at La Feria on Tuesday.
He ran in the finals of both events on Thursday.
His time in the 110’s was a personal best 15.98 seconds, and he timed in at 40.21 seconds in the 300s.
The field event finals were all completed on Tuesday and Trey Mock was third in the shot put with a throw of 44 feet 10 inches and second in the discus with a best effort of 146-10. He advances to next week’s area meet in Kingsville as a top-four finisher in the two events.
When Tuesday’s events were concluded, the Tarpons were shown in sixth place with 20 points. La Feria led the team standings with 65 points and Rio Hondo was second with 40 points. Progreso was next with 37 points, followed by Hidalgo Early College with 22 points, Raymondville with 21, Port Isabel, and RGC Grulla bringing up the rear with 12 points.
Here are all other Tarpon finishers in Tuesday’s events: 100-meter dash: Dylan Athanas, 16th-12.29 seconds (first, Elijah Pitones, 11.40); 200-meter dash: Daniel Gonzalez, sixth – 24.13; Dylan Athanas, 16th-25.55. (Alfonso Vela, La Feria, 23.16); 400-meter dash: Jose Atkinson, eighth -55.98. (Carlos Rodriguez, La Feria, 51.40); high jump – Final: Juan Muniz, third, 5-06. (Isaac Galpin, La Feria, 5-08).
The Tarpons were entered in all three relay races in Thursday’s finals.
Head Tarpon coach Ryan Stanage reports this week that, “We’ve pulled up on a lot of the running the last couple of weeks to let them get healthy. We’ve done a lot of stuff on grass just to kinda’ get their feet back under them and, hopefully, get a little spring in their legs.”
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