Mustangs tie for second in own track meet

MARBLE FALLS — Capitalizing on their performance at the Wimberley Texans Relays, the Marble Falls High School boys track team tied for second at its own Marble Falls Invitational Wednesday.

The Mustangs and Lampasas each scored 116.5 points. Fredericksburg won the meet with 126.

Head coach Kyle Futrell said he gave the plague to Lampasas and noted the Marble Falls baseball coaches complimented him on the finishes.

Several Mustangs set new personal bests, he said.

“We’re excited our kids ran well,” the coach said. “It was the best finish we’ve had in two or three years.”

Sophomore Anjel Guerrero finished second in the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 21.95 seconds, three seconds faster than his previous best. Senior Jesùs Manzano was third in 10:27.83.

Guerrero placed second in the 1,600 in 4:43.85 and set a new personal record.

“Anjel knocked 11 seconds off his time,” the Mustangs skipper said.

Manzano won the 800 in 2:04.29, while sophomore Johnny Garcia was fourth in 2:07.40.

Both set new personal bests, Futrell said.

Senior Willie Nelson finished second in the 300 hurdles in 41.65 seconds, and fifth in the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.96.

“Willie fell in the hurdles,” the coach said.

Senior Cooper Bowen won the 200 in 23.02 seconds.

“He ran really well,” Futrell said. “He just did a great job.”

Junior Tarron Machen came in fifth in the 400 in 54.56 seconds.

“I thought Tarron was pretty exciting, to come through the way he did,” Futrell said.

Junior Cyril Lemon won the shot put with a heave of 50-11 3/4.

Senior Thomas Crawford finished sixth in the discus with a toss of 119-10.

Junior Shane Minnick placed fifth in the high jump by clearing 5-8.

Sophomore Zed Woerner was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 19-8.

Junior Dominic Downey came in fifth in the pole vault by clearing 11-6.

Junior Ralph Woods finished eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 38-0, a new personal best. Sophomore Aaron Hinojosa was 10th with a jump of 36-10.

The 4×100 relay team of sophomore Hinojosa, Bowen, junior Stephen Castillo and Machen came in third in 44.89 seconds.

“It was their best time of the year,” the coach said.

The 4×200 relay team of Castillo, Woods, Hinojosa and Nelson placed third in 1:35.04.

The 4×400 relay team of Castillo, Woods, junior Michael Rowsey and Garcia was second in 3:35.69.

The Lady Mustangs scored 22 points to finish seventh. Fredericksburg came in first with 222 points.

Freshman Whitney Ulbricht finished second in the 100 in 12.67 seconds, which is a new personal record. Ulbricht also placed fourth in the 200 in 27.50 seconds.

“We’re trying to figure out exactly where to put her,” Futrell said.

Ulbricht was seventh in the 400 in 1:04.48, while sophomore Priscilla Martinez was 10th in 1:08.57.

Martinez finished fifth in the high jump by clearing 4-10.

“She’s trying so hard,” Futrell said. “She’s working hard. She keeps doing it, and she’ll be OK.”

Freshman Katelyn Corley was fifth in the 3,200 in 13:15.68 and sixth in the 1,600 in 5:59.96.

Junior Whitney Pittard was seventh in the 800 in 2:43.05.

Junior Amber Lecates finished third in the pole vault by clearing 8-0.

The Lady Mustangs junior varsity finished sixth with 40 points. Fredericksburg won the meet with 201 points.

Sophomore Sara Holden was fourth in the 800 in 2:43.16.

Freshman Katy Bartels was sixth in the 100 in 13.95.

Freshman Stephanie Garcia was fifth in the 400 in 1:00.00, while junior Gloria Angel was sixth in 1:08.81.

Freshman Jessica England placed third in the 300 hurdles in 1:00.10.

The 4×100 relay team of freshmen Tori Robertson, Chelsea Bauers, Garcia and Bartels was third in 53.98.

“It was their best time of the year,” Futrell said.

The 4×400 relay team of Bauers, Robertson, Garcia and Angel placed third in 4:30.99.

“They ran their best time in the 4×4

The Mustangs junior varsity team finished fifth with 57 points. Lake Travis won the team title with 190 points.

Sophomore Cody Miller won the discus with a throw of 130-1.

“He set  a new personal best,” Futrell said. “He improved 22 feet.”

Junior Shiloh Ribera and freshman Cody Schulz placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 18-9. The marks are new personal bests for both jumpers, the coach said.

Junior Crockett Savage was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 16.69.

Junior Michael Villas finished third in the 100 in 11.65 and sixth in the 200 in 24.85.

Junior Crockett Savage placed sixth in the 300 hurdles in 45.49.

The 4×100 relay team came in fifth in 47.28.

“They ran well,” the coach said.

The 4×200 relay team placed fifth in 1:40.25.

The 4×400 relay team finished fifth in 3:52.02.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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