Donna High Qualifies for Regionals in Eight Events at Area

By: JOHN CANNON

RGV Athletes.com

(SHARYLAND) – It appears that quite a few members of the Donna High Track and Field Team will be heading up North next Friday.

Seven tracksters and one relay team fared well enough at the District 31 and 32-5A Area Meet on Thursday afternoon that they will now prepare for the Region IV-5A Meet which will take place at Alamo Stadium.

Melanie Arenas wasn’t ready to hang up her shoes just yet as the senior qualified in both the Girls 300-Meter Hurdles and in the Girls High Jump thanks to her second and fourth place finishes respectively.

As for the boys, the 4 x 100 Meter-Relay team came in fourth with a time of 43.48 and that was enough to send them to regionals.

Here are the Area qualifiers for Donna High:

Girls 100-Meter Dash: Yliana Beltran   13.12 (2nd place)

Girls 400-Meter Dash: Yvonne Sanchez   1:01.48 (2nd place)

Girls 300-Meter Hurdles: Melanie Arenas   48.44 (2nd place)

Girls High Jump: Melanie Arenas   4-08 (4th place)

Girls Pole Vault: Emerald Belmarez   9-06 (2nd place)

Boys 400-Meter Dash: Cosme Ibarra   50.45 (2nd place)

Boys 110-Meter Dash: Josh Mata   16.40 (4th place)

Boys 4 x 100-Meter Relay:   Donna High 43.48 (4th place)