Sunray track teams compete at Comanche Relays
By Tyler Anderson, Sports Editor
Apr 7, 2017, 15:31
With the District 1-2A meet looming ahead, the Sunray track and field teams took to the Palace of the Plains to compete in a loaded Comanche Relays last weekend in Stinnett.
The Bobcats and Ladycats both reeled in eighth place finishes at the meet, as the boys finished the meet with 44 overall points while the girls totaled 37 points.
Canadian won the boys’ side of the meet with 101 points, while the Panhandle Pantherettes won the girls’ meet with 136 points. Canadian also won the junior varsity boys’ portion of the meet.
Miguel Castellanos carried the blue and gold banner for the Bobcats, winning the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:08.96. Xavier Jiminez had a strong showing with a third place spot in the 110-meter hurdles and tabbing fourth place in the 300-meter hurdles.
Before the long distance and hurdle events, Wyatt Henry came away with a fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash.
The Bobcats finished in the top six in both the 4x400-meter relay and the 4x200-meter relay. The 4x400-meter team – represented by Jiminez, Carlos Amaya, Bryan Mendoza and Rodrigo Gonzales – took home a third place finish.
Amaya, Henry, Mendoza and Gonzales teamed up in the 4x200-meter relay, where they finished fifth.
In the field events, Mendoza notched a fourth place spot in the triple jump.
Hope Castillo and Geraldine Trejo paced the Ladycats in the varsity girls’ side of the meet, as Castillo battled to a second place finish in the 200-meter dash while Trejo took second in the 400-meter dash.
The 400-meter dash also saw Olivia Grasse and Sandra Arroyo in action. Grasse crossed the finish line in sixth place, with Arroyo close behind in the seventh place spot.
Yaritza Villarreal then tabbed a sixth place finish in the 3200-meter run.
The Ladycats were competitive in the relays, placing third in the 4x100-meter relay and fourth in the 4x400-meter relay. Trejo, Grasse, Hope Castillo and MaKenzie Mortion made up of the 4x100-meter relay team.
The 4x400-meter relay team had Faith Castillo, Hope Castillo, Trejo and Grasse represent the Ladycats.
In the junior varsity boys’ portion of the Comanche Relays, Junior Balderamma fared the best in the 200-meter dash, crossing the line with a time of 24.27.
Erik Gaspar paced the JV Bobcats in the long distance events, closing the 3200-meter run with a fourth place finish.
In the 800-meter run, Pedro Enriquez hauled in a fifth place finish while Cody Jones finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.
The JV Bobcats relay team took home sixth place in the 4x100-meter relay. The Sunray 4x100-meter team consisted of Tommy Espino, Balderamma, Zack Tims and Chris Lugo.
The Bobcats and Ladycats were in action at the North Plains Relays this past Friday in Dumas. Results from Sunray’s venture to Demon Stadium will be reported in next Sunday’s edition of the Moore County NewsPress.