The Blanco girls won the District 27-AA track meet held April 10 and 11 at Comfort. It was the fourth year in a row they have won the district championship.
“I am so proud of the way each of the girls competed,” said head coach Brandi Mumme. “The varsity girls stepped up and showed they deserved to be the District Champions!”
“Each relay and almost every individual improved their times or marks from earlier in the season. We qualified for Regionals in all but four events!”
Leading the way for the Lady Panthers were seniors Monica Flores, Erica Flores, Natalie Barnett, Abby Beard, Leslie McClinton, and Paxston Koehl.
“They won the team district championship in all four years of their high school track career,” said Mumme. “I am excited to see each of them compete at Regionals and continue their success.”
“Our theme for the district meet this year was, ‘When your legs won’t run anymore...RUN WITH ALL YOUR HEART.’ These girls did just that!”
“Each of them stepped out on the track with confidence knowing what they had to do! I have a lot of respect for all my track girls; they do whatever it takes to be at their best each time they compete!”
In addition to the varsity girls winning the district meet, the JV girls won the JV division also. “I am excited about the way the JV girls competed,” said Mumme.
The Region IV-AA track meet will be held at Judson High School on April 26 and 27.
“The boys track team had a great year,” said head coach Jason Lester. “Every athlete improved on their running times every week of the season.”
Six boys qualified for the Regional meet: Alex Palos, John Hodge, Aikman Elrod, Keith DeArmond, Quinn Dillard, and Rance Dollahite.
“I want to thank all of the boys coaches for helping out during the season,” said Lester. “I want to give a special thanks to Coach Akin, Coach Balmos, Coach Lay, and Coach Peorner for helping out every day at the track.”