By: Kassidy Vickers
On March 2nd, the Eagle Track Team had their third meet of the year on their own turf. Both the Varsity girls and boys dominated the meet with many gold medals and overall team wins. The girls ended with a total of 264.5 team points and the guys had 199. The female first place gold medalists were Alex Balderas- 200m dash, Ciarah Garcia- 400m dash, Kassidy Vickers- 3200m run, Megan Mayse- 300m hurdles, 4x100m relay (Mary Martinez, Kennedy Miller, Angel Tucker, Alex Balderas), 4x200m relay (Alex Balderas, Kiley Wiechring, Angel Tucker, Megan Mayse), Kennedy Miller- Long Jump, Victoria Veale- Spot Put and Discus, Ciarah Garcia- triple jump, Kiley Wieching- high jump, and Layla Rodriguez- pole vault. The male first place gold medalist were Brian Jones- 100m dash, Sean Ramos- 400m dash, long jump, and triple jump, Mason Little- 300m hurdles, 4x100m relay (Timothy Klein, Bryan Jones, Daniel Coronado, Sean Ramos), Evan Guardiola- discus, and Alvaro Sanchez- pole vault. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans for this home meet and it ended early.
Following this great win, the eagles track team traveled to Somerset to compete in the Detmer relays on March 9th. The varsity girls team came in second while the boys came in 4th. The gold medalist for the girls included Ciarah Garcia in triple jump and Kiley Wiechring in high jump. For the male team, the gold medalists included Sean Ramos- 400m dash and the 4x400m relay team (Sean Ramos, Daniel Coronado, Timothy Klein, Jayden Palacios). While this meet did not see as many gold medals, everyone still did amazing and worked really hard.
On March 23, coming off of spring break, the Pleasanton Eagles track team traveled to La Vernia. All of the Eagles tried their best and did so many amazing things.
A week later on March 30, the Eagles traveled to Randolph to compete in the Randolph Invitational meet. Unfortunately, the track team faced more problems with the weather and field events were canceled. However, the running event still continued on and there were many great athletes who gave it their all even through the unpredictable weather.
Our Pleasanton Eagles track team had an amazing experience as the varsity women’s 4x400m relay team (Megan Mayse, Mary Martines, Angel Tucker, Ciarah Garcia), and the males 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay (Sean Ramos, Daniel Coronado, Timothy Klein, Jayden Palacios) teams made it to the Texas Relays through their hard work and exceptional times. The guys 4×400 really showed off their talents with being placed 3rd overall at this huge event. The women’s 4×400 also did astounding and received a personal best time.
Senior Angel Tucker is one of the incredible women that is on the 4x400m relay team. She also competes in the 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay, high jump, and discus. For Angel, what has been the most rewarding is all of the hard work that she has put into track. She says, “Especially not giving up no matter how hard the workout is. Now it finally paid off and I’m headed to Our Lady of the Lake for track.” That is absolutely remarkable for Angel and we want to congratulate and hope for the best as she continues her track career into college. Her goals for this season is to make it to regionals in the 4x400m relay and to constantly be improving. We wish her the best of luck as she continues this season and we know that she will be able to achieve great things.
The Pleasanton Lady Eagles also have two new coaches this season, Coach Foster and Coach Leal. This year will make it Coach Fosters 6th year coaching. From Coach Foster’s perspective, the season has been going great and she said, “We have a great group of girls who really work hard and want to get better each day and it’s been a really fun and exciting journey so far and I think it’s still only the beginning for the girls track program.” That is such great news and we wish her luck as she guides our athletes to success.
The Pleasanton journalism staff would also like to wish our Pleasanton Eagles track team the best of luck as they head into district on April 12th and 13th. We hope to see lots of athletes continue on their season and advance to area. Pride, Pride!