Track post season recap

Joey Cooper starting the 4x400 relay.
By Michael Noriega

Track and Field has reached the end of its season and three athletes competed all the way to the end! Sean Keller won the Javelin with a state record throw of 227-11. E’Lon Mack placed seventh in the 200m, running a 22.8 from lane 1. Tee Tee Martin ended up 9th overall running a 12.41 in the prelims…a good time, but a tough group of girls kept her out of the finals.

District and Regional results.
Day one of the Districts meet Guadalupe Mendoza took control of the discus and threw 118-5. Also Guadalupe made a 35’-5” in the shot put. TeeTee Martin ran a fantastic 100m with a time of 12.52. and also placing 2nd in the 200m. The girls 4×400 finished 4th with a time of 52.01. Abby Knight placed 4th with 3200m she got passed on the last lap placing Abby in 4th place with a running time of 11:47.0.
E’lon Mack dominated in the 100m boy’s final winning with a time of 10.57. Mack also earned 1st place in the 200m clocking in at 22.37. He also competed in a 4x400m relay with teammates Joey Cooper, James Breen, Keaton Spiller, and they finished in 3rd place with a time of 44.31. Spiller ran 800m coming in 5th with 200m finishing in 3rd he set a new freshman record time of 2:00.7. Cooper had a 1½’ PR in the triple jump placing him in 3rd at 41’-6”. Sean Keller placed 1st in the javelin with a throw of 220-0. Devin Scott placed 2nd in the long jump with a jump of 20-0. Zach Hall finished 2nd for his discuss throw of 137-6.

Other competitors were Joe, Gandadillas (4×100) Victor, Duran (4×100) Houston, Dillard (shot put) Daniel, Gray high jump (4×100 alt) Julia, Agarkov (4×1000 Mesha, Branch (4×100) Rachel, Montoya (4×100).
It was a roller coaster weekend at the Regional Track and Field Championships. Three athletes qualified to move on and three just missed qualifying by one place.

Keller set a new meet record winning the javelin with a throw of 231-2. Mack placed 3rd in the 200m with a time of 22.41. Martin placed 5th in the 100m, missing 4th by .01 seconds.

Those just missing out were Mack in the 100 by .03 seconds. Houston Dilard threw a PR in the shot with a distance of 46-8.5 finishing 9th. Devin Scott long jumped a PR with 20-5, placing 9th by 2 inches.