Demonettes take third in Bushland, JV Demonettes dominate
By Tyler Anderson, Sports Editor
Apr 7, 2017, 15:30
As the 2017 season begins to head down the home stretch, the Dumas girls’ track and field teams have been constantly improving.
In their latest outing, the Bushland Relays held on March 31 at Falcon Stadium in Bushland, the Demonettes took home a third place at the meet. Dumas ended up with 120 points overall.
Bushland won their home meet with 180 points, followed by Dalhart’s 173 total points.
The junior varsity Demonettes powered their way to a first place finish, ending the day with a total of 271 points. Dalhart came in second with 116 points, followed by Perryton’s 87 points.
Matalee Fangman, Rosaly Chavira and Desirae Briseno carried the banner for the Orange and Black in the 400-meter dash. Fangman won the race with a time of 1:01.95, followed by Chavira’s second place finish and Briseno’s third place spot.
Joanna Trevizo continued to have a stellar season, placing second in the 200-meter dash, while Courtnee Mild took home fourth in the 100-meter dash.
Senior Bridgett Cadenhead earned third place in the 800-meter run and the 3200-meter run. Cadenhead also notched a fourth place spot in the 1600-meter run.
Inez Carrillo took fifth in the 800-meter run, while Brenda Mendoza battled to a sixth place finish in the 1600-meter run.
In the hurdles portion of the varsity meet, Kaitlyn Nevarez tabbed second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.43. Jadan Price was close behind with a third place finish, while Madelene Ithivingkham placed fifth.
The Demonettes also grabbed a pair of runner-up finishes, by crossing the finish line in second place in the 4x100-meter relay and placing second in the 4x400-meter relay.
Fangman, Trevizo, Chavira and Briseno represented both relay teams.
In the field events, Mild earned second in the high jump, with an overall height of four feet, eight inches. Raven Jones placed in both shot put and discus throw, tabbing sixth and fifth place spots respectively.
Fangman rounded out the varsity placers with a fifth place spot in the long jump competition.
In the junior varsity area of the meet, Francine Hernandez and Jazmin Rubio put on the jets, each winning the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash. Hernandez crossed the line with a time of 27.86, while Rubio crossed at the 1:06.04 mark.
Joanna Vera took third in the 400-meter dash, while Danny Duran placed fifth in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.
It was all JV Demonettes in the long distance competitions, led by Yaretsi Carbajal’s first place spots in the 1600-meter (time of 6:11.03) and 3200-meter runs (time of 13:21.80). Alycca Figueroa also won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:45.08.
The 1600-meter run was full of JV Demonettes, as Callie Gorham took third, Figueroa placed fourth and Samantha Oropeza earned fifth. Gorham also placed third in the 3200-meter run while Syma Mendoza fought to a fifth place finish in the 800-meter run.
The JV Demonettes dominated the 100-meter hurdles, as Nevarez won the competition with a time of 17.76. Monica Hernandez placed second, followed by Price coming in third, Ithivingkham landing in fifth and Zoey Lopez finishing in sixth place.
It was all JV Demonettes in the relay events, taking first in the 4x100-meter relay, 4x200-meter relay and the 4x400-meter relay.
Aylin Castillo, Duran, Bionda Castillo and Hernandez made up of the 4x100-meter relay team while Aylin Castillo, Bionda Castillo, Price and Francine Hernandez comprised of the 4x200-meter relay team.
Rubio, Aylin Castillo, Bionda Castillo and Monica Hernandez teamed up in the 4x400-meter relay.
The field events saw the same amount of success for the JV Demonettes, as Sierra McCutchan won the shot put competition with a distance of 30 feet, 6.75 inches. Lyssa Dunnam finished the event with a third place spot.
Jacqueline Vera showcased her abilities in the discus throw, winning the competition with a toss of 78 feet, 11 inches. McCutchan took home third in the event, while Mendoza placed sixth.
Ithivingkham led the way in the high jump, leaping to four feet, 10 inches. Duran and Sugey Grijalva rounded out the top three.
Naya Saenz won the pole vault competition, with a height of eight feet. Carbajal took second, Aylin Castillo tabbed fifth and Gorham rounded out the JV Demonette placers with a sixth place finish.
Ithivingkham also won the triple jump for the JV Demonettes, with a distance of 31 feet, six inches. Duran was close behind with a second place finish.
Lastly, Lopez posted a second place finish in the junior varsity long jump, leaping to a distance of 14 feet, two inches. Aylin Castillo took second, while Rubio placed sixth.
Next up on the schedule was the North Plains Relays, which was held this past Friday at Demon Stadium.
Results from the meet will be reported in next Sunday’s edition of the Moore County NewsPress.