Girls 8th Grade Track · Running Down our Dreams! Eagles dominate at Norman Borth Relays!


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Pleasanton High School 1st 200

Fuego! Fuego! Your 8th grade lady eagles are on fire! On Thursday, March 5th the 8th grade girls track team traveled to Jourdanton, Texas to compete in the Norman Borth Relays. Even though 100% of the eagle squad was not available to compete in this meet, they still went into the track meet with, as the New Kids on the Block would refer to as, “The Right Stuff!” Here are a few highlights of last night’s event:
100 M Dash:
Andraela Thompson: 2nd -13.3
You wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but Andraela can “run like the wind blows.”
Kinsley Barker: 3rd – 14.25
Harmony Young: 5th – 15.24
200 M Dash:
Felicia Lopez: 6th – 32.92
McAda Rutherford: 5th – 37.25
This was Mcada’s first time competing in the 200 M Dash. She was nervous going into the race but still managed to finish 5th place. Not bad for a first timer.
400 M Dash:
Ciarah Garcia: 3rd – 1:08
Reagan Hollis: 3rd – 1:10
Harmony Young: 1st – 1:14
800 M Run:
Ciarah Garcia: 4th – 2:51
Miranda Butler: 5th – 2:57
Evelyn Caraway: 8th – 3:03
1600 M Run:
Alexandra Alvarez: 2nd – 6:35
Evelynn Caraway: 4th – 6:50
Miranda Butler: 6th – 7:05
The big 3 did a great job dominating the mile run. Each runner came away with buckets, or in track terms, points. You can’t stop the big 3, you can only hope to contain them.
2400 M Run:
Alexandra Alvarez: 3rd – 10:30
You can call Coach Aguirre, Tonto, because Alexandra was the Lone Ranger in this race. Alexandra managed to give her team that 3 piece with a side of fries, no drink, “I have a water.”
4X100 M Relay:
Kinsley Barker, Alexandria Balderas, Kiley Wiechring, Andraela Thompson: 3rd – 55.56
4X200 M Relay:
Kinsley Barker, Alexandria Balderas, Kiley Wiechring, Andraela Thompson: 2nd – 1:58
4X400 M Relay:
Harmony Young, Alexandria Balderas, Reagan Hollis, Ciarah Garcia: 3rd – 4:45
High Jump:
Alexandria Balderas: 4’6 -4th
Kylie Wiechring; 4’4
This was the first time Kylie competed in the high jump and let me tell you, she really rose to the occasion. She is what you call a true team player and did what she had to do to help her team.
Alexandria Balderas was on the verge of breaking records in the high jump. She did not have any scratches during the entire event after clearing 4’6. Her royal airness had to leave for a few minutes to complete in the 4×200 relay because she is like a young Carl Lewis. While she was running, Jourdanton saw this as an opportunity to continue the high jump without her and have someone else win. If Alexandria was given the opportunity to finish the high jump she would have finished first and everyone would be competing in the first annual Alexandria Balderas Relays in Jourdanton, Texas next year.
Everyone who competed in the meet did extremely well and continues to improve. Even the coaches, they were properly fed at this track meet and had no reason to grab a Snickers. Come out Thursday, March 19th to Devine, Texas to support your lady Eagles. Remember, Aloha means goodbye. Pride Pride…