Lady Bears win 11th district meet in a row
The La Vernia Lady Bears capped off another stellar season by winning their 11th consecutive district track and field team title -- the longest current varsity district wining streak in the LVISD athletic program. Over that time period, the program has averaged a whopping 249 points at district, and a 136.8-point margin of victory over its nearest competitors.
“Our athletes truly embrace the ‘team’ concept,” said Coach Richard Hinojosa. “Our strength has always been a strong work ethic, and this season was no different. We were honored to represent our school and community.”
Traditional track and field powers Cuero, Yoakum, Sam Houston, and Gonzales were no match for the Lady Bears, who outscored their nearest competitor by 97 points. The team won nine events, were second in two, and third in six more.
The junior varsity team was equally as impressive with its 13th consecutive district title.
High Jump: Catherine Reed- third, Valarie Moehrig- fifth.
Long Jump: Natalie Baker- first, Haley Bruner- third.
Triple Jump: Catherine Reed- fifth.
Pole Vault: Valerie Petry- third, Jackie Valdez- sixth.
Shot Put: Nadine Bonewitz- fifth, Courtnie Ybarra- sixth.
Discus: Courtnie Ybarra- fourth.
3,200-meter run: Bailee Vrana- first, Jessica Perry- third, Brianna Kruciak- fourth.
1,600-meter run: Brianna Kruciak- first, Bailee Vrana- fourth, Carly Barnes- fifth.
800-meter run: Xanthe Harston- first, Shaylee Trammell- fourth, Allison Freeman- fifth.
400-meter dash: Xanthe Harston- second, Gessica Huber- third.
200-meter dash: Mollie Wildenstein- fifth.
100-meter dash: Brittani Dear- first.
300-meter hurdles: Natalie Baker- first, Catherine Reed- fifth.
100-meter hurdles: Natalie Baker- first, Catherine Reed- second, Annalisa Calica- third.
4x400-meter relay: Amy Gastauer, Gessica Huber, Haley Bruner, Ashley Nanton- second.
4x200-meter relay: Amy Gastauer, Brittani Dear, Haley Bruner, Mollie Wildenstein- first.
4x100-meter relay: Amy Gastauer, Haley Bruner, Brittani Dear, Natalie Baker- first.
Long Jump: Kasey Reinen- fourth, Kelsey Rasmussen- fifth.
Triple Jump: Carli Moore- first, Samantha Perez- second.
Discus: Heather Sedlock- fifth, Morgan Mills- sixth.
3,200-meter run: Jordan Albert- first, Kassandra Arteaga- fourth.
1,600-meter run: Kassandra Arteaga- first, Jordan Albert- fourth.
800-meter run: Julie Imming- second, Mariel McFaddin- third.
400-meter run: Samantha Perez- first, Brianna Beach- fourth, Hanna Fohn- sixth.
200-meter dash: Carli Moore- second, Kelsey Rasmussen- third.
100-meter dash: Kristen Klein- sixth.
300-meter hurdles: Kasey Reinen- first.
100-meter hurdles: Karaline Campbell- second.
4x400-meter relay: Wendy Juarez, Mariel McFaddin, Brianna Beach, Samantha Perez- first.
4x200-meter relay: Wendy Juarez, Carli Moore, Karaline Campbell, Kasey Reinen- first.
4x100-meter relay: Wendy Juarez, Carli Moore, Karaline Campbell, Kasey Reinen- second.