Track Athletes Compete in Austin for State

At WTAMU on April 29th and 30th, Sundown’s Roughnecks and Roughettes track teams competed with the best athletes in Region I to qualify for state. 

On the girls side, Natalie Urias competed in long jump and came in eighth place with a jump of fifteen feet. Gabriella Peralta ran the 3200m and the 1600m. She placed 11th in the 3200m with a time of 13:41. The next day, she placed twelfth in the 1600m with a time of 6:00.83. Micaela Hernandez ran the 200m and placed seventh with a time of 27.08. The 4x100 girls relay placed fourth with a time of 50.83, which was their fastest time all year, but not good enough for a trip to Austin. The 4x200 girls relay finished 3rd with a time of 1:46.78, which earned them a trip to state by a “wildcard” invite. 

Koy Torres ran the 3200m and earned fifth place with a time of 11:09.34. He ran the 1600m and earned second place, qualifying for state for the second year in a row. Hunter Tindol threw the discus and earned 14th place with a 115-05” throw. Rickey Melendez earned 12th place in pole vault with a 10’ vault. The men’s 4x2 relay earned 6th place with a time of 1:32.49. 

The state track meet took place on Friday, May 13th at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. The girls 4x200 relay, Allie McCormick, Ariel Hernandez, Micaela Hernandez, and Natalie Urias,  placed 5th in the STATE with their fastest time of the year at 1:46.76. The time between 2nd and 5th Place was only 0.67 seconds. Congratulations on  competing at the highest level, ladies!

Finishing out the Roughneck sporting season for 2021-22, Junior Koy Torres had a 9th place finish in the 1600m run with a time of 4:48.24. As expected the field was competitive and Koy represented SHS with guts and grit. Way to go SHS!