The Winters High School track and field team laced up its running shoes and sprinted headfirst into competition at the Roy Crabtree Pirate Classic on Friday, March 11.
Twelve teams clashed at the annual track and field event with many old rivals the Warriors were happy to leave in the dust.
For the junior varsity and varsity women’s teams, junior Makena Driver took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 20.49. Meanwhile, sophomore, Ruby Campos held her own in the 300-meter hurdles taking fourth with a personal record of 1:07.33.
In the 4×100 relay, Yarethzy Sanchez, Mahalia Lanfranco, Driver and Viridiana Reyes ran a 57.92 to place sixth. In the 4×400 relay, Sanchez and Viridiana were joined by Joanna Cuevas and Ava Skinner to place fifth with a time of 4:53.98.
Meanwhile, for the junior varsity 4×400 relay, the Warriors team of Stefany Hernandez, Celeste Reyes, Campos and Lanfranco took first with a time of 5:27.24.
In the shot put competition, sophomore Mikenzie Hapworth-Eldridge took fourth with a personal record distance of 23 feet 1 inch.
The junior varsity and varsity men’s teams also made a splash in the competition. Junior Christian Hernandez placed third in the 400 meters with a time of 54.41. For junior varsity, sophomore Tommy Duarte took first in the 400 meters with a personal record of 1:00.75.
In the 110-meter hurdles, sophomore Alejandro Cruz took fifth with a personal record of 22.71. In the 300-meter hurdles, Duarte snagged another personal record and took third with a time of 50.13.
The junior varsity men’s 4×100 relay team of Cruz, Duarte, Eduardo Reyes and Kenneth Matheson took fourth with a time of 52.00.
The Warriors stoked their competitive fires the following week on Wednesday, March 16 in a meet in Live Oak against six other teams.
Viridiania took fourth in the women’s 100m with a personal record of 14.00 with Driver hot on her heals taking sixth with a personal of 14.28.
Senior Sofia Chavez took fifth in the women’s 200-meter with a time of 33.16.
The varsity women would dominate in the 800-meter with Skinner taking first with a personal record of 2:55.71, Cuevas taking second with a time of 3:04.25 and Sanchez taking third with a personal record of 3:05.86.
Meanwhile for junior varsity, Celeste would win the 800-meter with a time of 3:31.09.
Campos took home fourth in the 1600-meter race with another personal record of 7:29.49.
Driver would win the 100-meter hurdles with a personal record of 18.72 with Paris Zaragoza coming in third with a personal record of 21.22, and Cuevas taking fourth with a time of 21.30.
Lanfranco snagged a personal record with a time of 21.78 in a third place performance in the junior varsity 100-meter hurdles.
In the 4×100 relay, the varsity women would place second with a time of 56.72 and first in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:56.45. Junior varsity won as well in the 4×400 relay finishing with a time of 5:29.97.
In the junior varsity one-kilogram discuss toss, Hapworth-Eldridge won with a personal record of 62 feet 10 inches.
Driver took second in the varsity high jump with a 4 feet 3 inches effort.
Matheson took home third in the junior varsity 100-meter with a personal record of 12.50.
In the varsity 200-meter, junior Sanders Clark would win third with a personal record of 26.59. For junior varsity, Eduardo won second with a time of 27.78.
In the 400-meter race, Hernandez took gold with a time of 56.75 while Duarte won first for junior varsity with a time of 1:01.15.
Junior Diego Rodriguez won third in the 1600m with a time of 5:38.44 and sophomore, Isaac Rodriguez won fourth for junior varsity with a 6:32.01.
In the 100-meter hurdles, the junior varsity team took first and second place with Cruz’s personal record of 20.32 edging Duarte’s personal record of 22.8.
Duarte would also win the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.50, this time beating Cruz who took third with a time of 55.19.
The Warrior junior varsity 4×100 relay team took third with a time of 51.38.
Junior Ethan Demment won fourth in the 12-pound shot put with a personal record of 33 feet 8 inches, while senior Emmett Edman won fifth in the 1.6 kilogram discus with a toss of 86 feet 2 inches.
Sophomore Cameron Higgins took first for junior varsity with a personal record distance of 71 feet 11 inches.
In the junior varsity high jump, Matheson would win with a personal record of 4 feet 7 inches, while Duarte won fourth in the long jump with a distance of 14 feet 6 inches.