Emma Fradette
The women’s and men’s track team’s ran in two different events over the weekend running in the North Texas Spring Classic and the Texas State Invitational.
On April 6 at the University of North Texas, Jessica Davis, junior distance runner, ran the 1500meter and finished 13 with a time of 4:58.11. Lauri Gutierrez, junior mid-distance runner, also ran the 1500m completing the run in 5:09.63.
Raven Alexander, junior sprinter, placed 16 in the 100m dash with a time of 12.98, and Asia Wilson, sophomore sprinter, placed 14 running in 12.69.
Maria Aguayo, freshman runner, ran the 800m in 2:28.97, and Germesha Shelton, freshman sprinter, ran in the 400m hurdles in 1:13.96.
Davis said the team ran all right but should have done better.
“The times we ran could have improved,” Davis said. “We had competition, and we should have run better, but don’t get me wrong,, some did run excellent. Just overall, we could have been better,” Davis said.
For the men’s side, Edwin Ngeno, junior distance runner, ran the 1500m placing 30 with a time of 4:17.33.
Juan Salazar, freshman distance runner, ran the 800m in 2:05.22, and Manny Belay, freshman distance runner, ran it in 2:05.98.
The women’s and men’s track team also competed at Texas State University. Rebecca Nichols, freshman distance runner, placed fourth in the 5000m run with a time of 22:17.97.
Ana Segovia, freshman distance runner, placed 6 in the 3000m run with a time of11:43.77
Bobby Hawes, sophomore distance runner, placed 9 in the 3000m race with a time of 9:42.56. Ramiro Garcia placed fourth in the 5000m run with a time of 16:16.53.
Hawes said he did not run his best but his team put in an overall great effort.
“We have conference in two weeks ,and I am hoping to help the team win and give everything I have,” Hawes said.
Hawes said the men’s team has been working hard and with conference being only two weeks away, they have to work even harder.
Aguayo said both teams have to take care of business when it comes to working toward conference and nationals.
“We need to practice by working hard and keeping a strong mentality,” Aguayo said. “We are all going to have our hands full at conference, so that strong mentality is going to help each of us do our part.”
Aguayo said the men’s and women’s team have the goal to win at conference, but each has to do their part.
“The same applies for our chances at nationals. We have to each work hard to get there,” Aguayo said.
The Runnin Rams’ next meet will be March 20 at the Red River Athletic Conference Championships in Langston, Okla.