Donna High Runners Punch Their Tickets to Area Meet

By: JOHN CANNON

RGV Athletes.com

(MERCEDES) – The Donna High Track and Field Team will have quite the representation at next week’s Area Track Meet in Sharyland.

After qualifying in five events on Tuesday, Donna High added 12 more to the mix on Thursday in the running portion of the District 32-5A Track and Field Meet which was held at Tiger Stadium.

The relay teams highlighted the day as all six of them are heading to the Area Meet. The boys’ teams took second in the 4 x 100 relay, third in the 4 x 200 Relay and second in the 4 x 400 Relay.

As for the girls’, they took third in the 4 x 100, 4 x 200 and fourth in the 4 x 400 Relay.

Here are the Area qualifiers for Donna High from Thursday’s events:

Girls 100-Meter Dash: Yliana Beltran   13.16 (2nd place) PR

Boys 400-Meter Dash: Cosme Ibarra   50.15 (2nd place) PR

Girls 400-Meter Dash: Yvonne Sanchez   1:01.87 (2nd place) SR

Boys 1600-Meter Run: Alexis Rodriguez   4:35.76 (4th place) PR

Boys 110-Meter Hurdles: Josh Mata   16.58 (2nd place)

Girls 300-Meter Hurdles: Melanie Arenas   48.87 (2nd place) PR

Girls 4 x 100 Relay: Donna High   51.63 (3rd place)

Boys 4 x 100 Relay: Donna High   43.67 (2nd place)

Girls 4 x 200 Relay: Donna High   1:49.42 (3rd place)

Boys 4 x 200 Relay: Donna High   1:34.14 (3rd place)

Girls 4 x 400 Relay: Donna High   4:26.09 (4th place)

Boys 4 x 400 Relay: Donna High   3:32.25 (2nd place)