Last Thursday the Junior High Track and Field teams had their district meet in Pearsall and the boys came out and performed well.
The 7th grade team had many top finalist in running and field events. Starting with Aleczavier Ybarra, who finished 3rd in the 800 M Run, David Silva, who finished 3rd in High Jump and 4th in Triple Jump, and Alexander Medina, who finished 6th in Discus.
The 8th grade team also competed well and came out with many District Champs in their events. Starting with Ryan Gomez, who finished 2nd in the 800 M Run and 4th in the 1600 M Run, Isael Andrade, who finished 3rd in the 800 M Run, Jose Cortez, who finished 3rd in the 1600 M Run, Cecilio Olivarri, who finished 3rd in the 110 M Hurdles, 4x100 M Relay Team, Elias Hernandez, Michael Tomlinson, Cort Haltom, and Zak Placido, finished 4th, Zak Placido, who finished 4th in High Jump, Cort Haltom, who finished 2nd in Shot Put and 1st in Discus and is now the back to back District Champ in Discus, and the event that the Pirates dominated in was the Pole Vault with Miguel Angel Lopez finishing 4th, Matthew Eldredge finishing 2nd, and Jeremiah Flores finishing 1st and is the District Champ in Pole Vault.
It was a great season and every track meet we participated in the athletes got better. We are proud of every single one of these young athletes who stuck it out, came to every single practice, and made themselves better every day. 7th grade athletes now have one year of athletic experience under them and now they know what to expect for next year. 8th grade athletes are now no longer junior high athletes and now need to get ready to compete with High School competition and I believe most of them are prepared and ready for that. I am excited to see how all these athletes future turns out. Track and field is not for every athlete and most athletes do not like participating in it but it makes every athlete better. The will to win means nothing if you have not the will to prepare. Thank you to everyone who supported these athletes all season long. Be excited for the future Pirate Nation and like always, GO PIRATES!!!