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Hondo senior Marquis Martinez wins the 100m dash, hitting the finish line a split second ahead of Devine’s Joe Guerrero. The area meet will be held today at Poteet.



Andi Theis will represent HHS track in four events at today’s area meet, to be held at Poteet High School.


Hondo track sends 14 to area meet

Devine -- Both Hondo varsity track teams placed fifth last weekend in the District 29-AAAA meet, held Wednesday and Thursday at Warhorse Stadium.

The boys’ team scored 85 points, while the girls’ had 52.

Fourteen Owls earned the right to advance to the area meet, for Districts 29-4A and 30-4A, which will be held Thursday, Aproil 23, at Poteet’s Aggie Stadium. The top four finishers in each event at district qualify for the area meet. The area meet begins at 9 a.m. with the 3200-meter run and field events. Running events, originally scheduled to begin at 3:30, have been pushed back to a 5:30 p.m. start time.

The top four finishers in each event at the area meet will then advance to the Region IV-4A meet, Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, at Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Javelina Stadium.

Fredericksburg won the girls’ team championship, while Devine was the boys’ team winner. Fredericksburg also claimed first in both the JV girls’ and JV boys’ divisions.

Hondo had three individual district champions in the varsity portions of the district meet, with all of them occurring in the boys’ division.

Willie Keilman won the long jump, covering 20’2.25”, for a two-inch victory over runner-up Dillon Ricord of Devine.

Carson Stoner was the champion of the pole vault, clearing a height of 13’0”, three inches higher than Seth Levy, also of Devine.

Marquis Martinez won the 100-meter dash, sprinting a time of 11.27 seconds, which placed him just ahead of another Devine athlete, Joe Guerrero, who ran an 11.31.

Martinez was also second in the 200-meter dash (22.66 seconds), where the three fastest times were separated by just three-hundreds of a second.

Junior Alfaro qualified for area by placing third in both the long jump and the 400-meter dash. Keilman added an area appearance in the triple jump with a fourth place showing at district, and Matt DeLeon advanced to area with a third place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at district.

Hondo also had a runner-up finish in the 4x100 meter relay, where Garrett Van Damme, Martinez, Brian Dominguez and Keilman teamed to run a 44.22.

In other events for the Hondo boys, Santiago Rodriguez was sixth in the pole vault, Keilman was sixth in the 100-meter dash, and Enrique Morales was sixth in the 400-meter dash. The 4x200 meter relay team of Garrett Van Damme, Brad West, Jacob Theis and Brian Dominguez placed fifth, while the 4x400 meter relay team, consisting of Morales, Rodriguez, Keilman, and Alfaro, place sixth.

In the girls’ division, all three relay teams will advance to area.

In the 4x100, the team of Andi Theis, Krisann Bendele, Tammy Ramirez and Eli Simpson ran a 52.17 to place third.

The other two relays will advance to area with a fourth place finish at district. The 4x200 relay, with Simpson, Bendele, Ramirez and Anhai Renteria, will run today, as will the 4x400 relay, with Theis, Ameyali Sanchez, Clare McNiel and Renteria on the four legs.

In the girls’ triple jump, Theis and Simpson placed second and third to move on to area. Theis will also go to area in the 400-meter dash, where she placed fourth.

Also for the Hondo girls, Lucy Mendoza placed fifth in the shot put, while Simpson was fifth in the long jump and the 200-meter dash.

Teams competing in the area meet include the six from 29-4A, Hondo, Devine, Lytle, Bandera, Boerne and Fredericksburg, plus the six from 30-4A, Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, Pearsall, Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Poteet.




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