Mustang girls win district track title; boys finish third


Anna Stock –Mustangs Ahead

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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This past weekend LRHS boys and girls track teams competed at District finals at Manatee High School. Athletes participated in over 20 events to earn a spot at regionals. The meet began at 8 a.m. and ended close to 6 p.m.

The Lady Mustangs claimed the 2019 4A districts championship title with a total of 150 points . The boys team placed third with 84 points.

Over 15 individuals qualified for regionals with many first-place wins. Some of the athletes that took first include: senior Madeline Mcninch in the 200m dash, junior Ava Klein in the 300m hurdles, senior Sylvie Dumoulin in discus, senior Jonathon Reid in the 1600m, and senior James Rivera in the 110m and 300m hurdles.

Both boys and girls 4×400 relay placed first in districts, securing a spot in regionals.

Regionals are scheduled for April 27 in  Lakeland, giving athletes an opportunity to qualify for states where they can compete against athletes from all over Florida.

Ava Klein enjoyed the day, “I’m really proud of my results, I knew that I would be able to qualify for at least one event, but I didn’t think I would place so well. My favorite event was the 4×400, I always love competing with my teammates and I’m so proud that we were able to pull first place! I can’t wait to see what regionals will hold; I really think we’d be able to qualify for states.

Rivera placed in all his events and said he couldn’t have done it without the support of his team.

“I remember running the last leg of the 4×400 relay, there was one runner in front of me and I could hear my team screaming for me in the last 100m and it just gave me this boost of adrenaline to pass the other runner and place first,” shared Rivera.

The following  athletes qualified for regionals –

  • Freshman Brooke Gore
  • Sophomore Emma Paliotta
  • Sophomore Riley Bradshaw
  • Sophomore Travis Patten
  • Sophmore Eli Newman
  • Sophmore Riley Simmons
  • Sophmore Aurora Melzar
  • Sophmore Sydney Granack
  • Junior Ava Klein
  • Junior Ellison Weitecha
  • Junior Samatha Van der Sommen
  • Junior Lauren Buck
  • Junior Mason Ingallinera
  • Senior Madeline Mcninch
  • Senior Emma Donato
  • Senior Sylvie Dumuolin
  • Senior Phillip Pugh
  • Senior Jonathon Reid
  • Senior James Rivera
  • Senior Paris Pratt

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