In their final sporting event of the 2017-2018 school year, the Dumas Junior High School girls’ track and field teams dealt with quite a bit of adversity.

The Junior Demonettes battled through tough competition and chilly weather at the Panhandle Junior High Athletic League district track meet on March 7 at the Canyon Soccer and Track Complex.

With the conclusion of the meet, the eighth graders will become incoming freshmen while the seventh graders will have another year to hone their skills in junior high athletic competitions.

At the meet, the 8th A girls placed sixth overall while the 8th B girls took third place in their side of the meet.

The seventh graders fared better, as the 7th A team recorded the highest finish of the four squads with a third place showing, while the 7th B team tabbed first in their respective division.

Canyon won the 7th A and 8th A divisions of the PJHAL district meet, while Westover Park finished first in the 8th B side of the event.

Vanessa Martinez fared well for the 8th A-team, placing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.74 seconds. Vanessa then placed eighth in the 300-meter hurdles, sixth in the high jump and ninth in the long jump

Shantel Ramos took home a pair of ninth place finishes in the 400-meter dash and in the 800-meter run, while Aliah Jenkins posted a ninth place spot in the 100-meter dash.

Tori Harris took seventh in the 2400-meter run and 10th in the 1600-meter run.

The A-team – made up of Jazlynn Shugars, Mackenzie Johnson, Janelly Lozoya and Daniela Ortiz – placed fourth in the 4x200-meter relay and fifth in the 4x100-meter relay. Lozoya, Jenkins, Johnson and Ortiz represented the A-team in the mile relay, recording a fifth place finish.

Paulina Bernal was solid in the shot put, placing fourth with a distance of 30 feet, six inches. Kylee Parks rounded things out for the A-team with a ninth place finish in the discus.

Sarah Stovall and Denisia Garcia led the way for the B-team, as Stovall placed fourth in the 400-meter dash while Garcia took fourth in the shot put. Emory Buchenau also took fifth in the 400-meter dash.

Emilie Rios recorded a sixth place finish in the 100-meter dash, followed by Stovall. Rios then tabbed seventh in the 200-meter dash, followed by Esmee Vasquez’s eight place spot and Buchenau’s ninth place finish.

Valissa Trejo led the way for the 7A Demonettes, finishing third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 57.16 seconds. Valissa also placed 10th in the 100-meter dash.

Brooklyn Sianez had top 10 finishes in two events, taking home a pair of seventh finishes in the 100-meter dash and in the 200-meter dash. Johanna Hernandez recorded a 10th place finish in the 400-meter dash, while Rocio Mendoza finished 10th in the 1600-meter run.

The 7A relay team – comprised of Maris Rodriguez, Kamryn Cox, Brianna Vargas and Kira Fiero – recorded fourth place finishes in the 4x100-meter relay, the 4x200-meter relay and the 4x400-meter relay.

Azelia Herrera led the 7th A Demonettes in the shot put, with a third place finish and a distance of 27 feet, six inches. Vargas also placed in the pole vault, taking home a fourth place spot and clearing a height of five feet, six inches.

Sarai Chavez placed sixth in the high jump, while Rodriguez tabbed sixth in the long jump.

Kyliena Kaewkhoonmuang paced the 7th B-team, winning the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:14.67 and winning the pole vault with a clearance of six feet, six inches. Kaewkhoonmuang then placed third in the 200-meter dash, and recorded second place finishes in the long jump and triple jump

Karyme Castillo won the 200-meter dash with a time of 32.39 seconds, followed by Jocelyn Dominguez’s sixth place finish. Xaida Mendoza finished third in the 100-meter dash, followed by Jessica Lopez’s fourth place showing and Desi Gutierrez’s fifth place finish.

Andrea Parra placed fourth in the 400-meter dash, followed by Brooklyn Cox’s fifth place finish.

Brooklyn fared well in the 800-meter run, placing second with a time of 2:59.03. Maria Galves turned in a fourth place finish, while Halie Coon came away with a fifth place finish.

Halie did well in the 1600-meter run, crossing the finish line with a second place finish and a time of 6:58.04. Brianna Acosta took third, followed by Galves’ fourth place showing.

Acosta took second in the 2400-meter run, with a time of 11:07.79, while Saleth Orozco led the way in the 100-meter hurdles with a third place finish.

Karyme Castillo followed Orozco with a fourth place showing in the race, before winning the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 57.59 seconds. Frida Valles tabbed a third place spot in the event.

Jessica Lopez won the shot put, followed by Gabby Marquez’s second place finish. Desi Gutierrez won the jump, and placed third in the triple jump.

Halie Coon then won the triple jump, with a distance of 26 feet, 6.25 seconds.

In the discus, Alexia Ortiz placed third. Marquez finished fifth, followed by Lopez’s sixth place showing.

PJHAL District Meet

8th A

1. Canyon               235

2. Westover Park                  185

3. Plainview Estacado       62

4. Plainview Coronado     54

5. Hereford            48

6. Dumas                33

8th B

1. Westover Park                  246

2. Canyon               47

3. Dumas                11

7th A

1. Canyon               199

2. Westover Park                  194.5

3. Plainview Coronado     93.5

4. Hereford            81

5. Dumas                43

6. Plainview Estacado       9

7th B

1. Dumas                190

2. Westover Park                  171 

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