A total of 11 Golden Tor athletes, led by eight young ladies, have punched their tickets for next Thursday’s area track meet at Canyon, following their strong showings at this past week’s District 2-4A Track and Field Championships at Denver City.
Only the top four finishers in each of the varsity track events earn the opportunity to compete again this week on that area level.
The District 2-4A Track Championships began last Tuesday with all of the field events as well as the running of the 3,200-meter run. The rest of the running events were held last Thursday at Denver City.
That area track meet will be held this coming Thursday at Canyon Randall High School. The top four finishers in each event at area will earn the opportunity to run again at the Region I-4A Championships coming up on April 28-29 at Lubbock’s Lowrey Field.
“Our coaching staff is very pleased with the way each of our athletes competed at our district meet,” Coach RoseMary McCall said.
Golden Tor junior Desiree Guajardo and freshman Genesis Coker both advanced to area in four events.
Desiree won the District 2-4A gold in the 400-meter dash, where she ran personal best times in both the pre-lims and finals where she was clocked at 1:03.45.
“Desiree asked at the beginning of the season to branch out and run the 400-meter dash. Desiree has cut her times in that event in our last three meets. She’s just a very talented young lady,” Coach McCall said of Guajardo.
Guajardo also will be triple jumping at area after finishing second in that event at the 2-4A Track Meet with a jump of 34-10, which was good for a second-place finish in this past week’s 2-4A Track Championships.
“She had a personal best on her last jump in the finals,” Coach McCall said.
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