La Vernia track athletes compete well at area meet
The La Vernia High School varsity track and field team fared well at the Area Championships April 14-16, and advanced nine athletes in eight events on the girls side. Junior Olivia Hinojosa and freshman Peyton Ford were gold medalists in their respective events, the 3,200 meters and 100 meters. On the boys side, eight different athletes will advance in 10 events.
“Our kids did a solid job of competing at Area,” said Head Coach Richard Hinojosa. They were still leg-weary from the district meet only days before and prom two nights before, but they really came through.”
Regionals were scheduled to be held April 25-26 at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The top two athletes in each event advance to the UIL State Championships held at the University of Texas at Austin.
Individual results are as follows. The top four finishers in each event advanced to the regionals.
Peyton Ford-1st, 12.51.
Ashton Swize-5th, 27.85.
Paige Vajdos-5th, 1:01.90; Elizabeth Moczygemba-8th, 1:05.33.
Dakota Guerrero-5th, 2:29.91 (advances to regional); Elizabeth Moczygemba-7th, 2:35.64.
Olivia Hinojosa-2nd, 5:27.07; Bailee Vrana-4th, 5:35.77; Dakota Guerrero-7th, 6:07.63.
Olivia Hinojosa-1st, 11:59.57; Bailee Vrana-4th, 12:09.41; Jessica Perry-8th, 13:35.85.
Victoria Elizondo-8th, 18:63.
Victoria Elizondo-8th, 52:10.
Ashland Newberg, Peyton Ford, Ashton Swize, Lilia Novatnak-4th, 51.75.
Ashland Newberg, Peyton Ford, Ashton Swize, Ashley Nanton-4th, 1:48.06.
La Vernia-6th, 4:18.46.
Allegra Holifield-3rd, 5-00.00; Morgan Yarbrough-6th, 4-10.00.
Peyton Ford-5th, 16-05.00.
Peyton Ford-6th, 33-02.00.
Courtnie Ybarra-5th, 32-06.50.
Courtnie Ybarra-4th, 105-09; Skylar Wilson-7th, 95-00.
Colton Parrish-4th, 11.27; Levi Andrews-6th, 11.47.
Ethan Dennis-5th, 23.38 (advances to regional); Levi Andrews-6th, 23.47.
Justus Parker-7th, 56.17.
Tate Gregory-5th, 2:06.62; Bobby Gonzalez-8th, 2:14.71.
Andrew Cribb-4th, 4:42.22; Gage Brandt-7th, 4:51.07.
Andrew Cribb-3rd, 10:16.02; Gage Brandt-7th, 10:51.31.
Andrew Duelm-4th, 15.81; Travis Kremis-8th, 17.05.
Aaron Duelm-4th, 41.35.
La Vernia-6th, 44.84.
La Vernia-6th, 1:33.88.
La Vernia-5th, 3:42.50.
Justus Parker-3rd, 5-10.00.
Jeffrey Sewaret-3rd, 13-06.00; Cody Hertz-5th, 12-06.00.
Levi Andrews-2nd, 20-08.00; Noah Wells-3rd, 20-06.75.
Levi Andrews-3rd, 42-01.25; Zach Hendrickson-7th, 40-09.25.
Matthew Montgomery-8th, 39-10.00.
Esteban Vijil-2nd, 139-03.00; Stephen Ahrens-8th, 121-07.00.