Rios Takes Gold Medal at LSU Relays

Rios Takes Gold Medal at LSU Relays

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Courtesy Javelina Sports Information

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – Junior Sergio Rios (Brownsville/James
Pace HS) led the Texas A&M-Kingsville track & field contingent on
Saturday at the LSU Relays.  He won the
400-meter hurdles in a time of 52.01 and he also ran a leg on the third place
4×400-meter relay team.

Rios automatically qualified for the
NCAA Division II National Meet on Friday when he clocked a 51.56 in the 400
hurdles and followed it up with another strong performance in the finals.  He teamed with Anthony Washington
(Cypress/Cy-Springs HS), Tyler Garibay (Brownsville/United HS) and Jonathan
Woodson (Missouri City/Marshall HS) on the 4×400-meter relay team.  They posted a time of 3:11.67, the second
best time in Division II this year and a provisional qualifying mark.

The 4×100-meter relay team of Washington,
Tim Price (Corpus Christi/Carroll HS), Marquis Cardinal (Spring/Klein Collins
HS) and Woodson also finished third in a time of 40.60.  Price tied his season best in the open 100
meters with a time of 10.53 which is the third best time in the country this
year.

Andre Fuqua (Corpus Christi/Flour Bluff
HS) added a second place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase crossing the
finish line in 10:08.68.

Andrew Wells (Unionville, Ont./Unionville
HS) led the field athletes.  He took
fourth place in the discus and provisionally qualified for nationals with a
throw of 164-10.  Geronimo Lopez (Rio
Grande City/Rio Grande City HS) took fourth in the shot put with a toss of
52-8.75.  C.J. Griggs (Cedar Lane/Van
Vleck HS) performed well in the triple jump with a leap of 48-10, just off his
season best.  In the pole vault, Dylan
Riedesel (Victoria/Memorial HS) eclipsed 15 feet for the first time during the
outdoor season with a clearance of 15-1.5.

The Javelina women did not have many
participants on Saturday, but still managed to have a number of strong
performances.  The 4×100-meter relay team
of Logan Nelson (Orange Grove/Orange Grove HS), Kathy Trevino (Rio Grande
City/Rio Grande City HS), Stephanie Garcia (Freer/Freer HS) and Amber Perry
(Goliad/Goliad HS) posted a season best time of 3:56.67.  Samantha Alvarez (Victoria/Memorial HS)
cleared 10-10.75 in the pole vault, a season best.

The Javelinas are back in action March
28-31 at the Texas Relays and on Friday at the Trinity Tigers Relays in San
Antonio.