By: JOHN CANNON
(MERCEDES) – Donna High’s Alexis Rodriguez and Irvin Madrigal proved on Tuesday morning that they can truly hang with the big boys.
Rodriguez competed against the best of the best in the Boys 3200-Meter Run and ended up advancing to the Area Meet thanks to a fourth place finish at the District 32-5A Track and Field Meet at Tiger Stadium.
The senior hit a personal record time of 10:01.35 and finished behind Donna North’s Daniel De La Cruz and Mercedes duo Jonathan Reyes and Dominic Cavazos who are three of the premiere runners in the event.
As for Madrigal, he also proved that he can hang as the freshman hit a PR mark of 10-06 which was good enough for fourth place in the Boys Pole Vault.
Now Rodriguez and Madrigal will prepare for the District 31 and 32-5A Area Meet which will take place at Sharyland next Thursday.
Here are the area qualifiers for Donna High:
Boys 3200-Meter Run: Alexis Rodriguez 10:01.35 (4th place) PR
Boys Shot Put: Gus Silva 41-09.50 (3rd place)
Boys Pole Vault: Irvin Madrigal 10-06 (4th place) PR
Girls High Jump: Melanie Arenas 4-10 (1st place)
Girls Pole Vault: Emerald Belmarez 8-06 (2nd place)