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The 8th Grade record holding sprint relay team: (l-r) Blaine Reece, Jordan Solarzano, Aaron Lopez, Christian Saucedo (alternate) and Cambry Gilbert.
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8th Grade Boys Seek Excellence at District

Current relay teams hold school records

Published April 15, 2012 @ 10:14 a.m.

The 8th grade boys track team take a few Post Junior High School records with them to the District 3-2A track and field meet on Monday at the Roosevelt High School track in Acuff.

It was in Abernathy on April 5 that school records were re-set by the young Antelopes.  In the sprint (4 x 100) 400 meter relay, Jordan Solorzano, Blaine Reece, Cambry Gilbert and Aron Lopez are the owners of the new record of 47:03 beating the old of 47:24.  The old 800 meter relay (4 x 200) record of 1:45:40 was broken by almost a second with a 1:44:50 run by Solorzano, Shandon Wiley, Christian Saucedo and Jarred Curtis.  The triple crown for the team was in the 1600 meter race (4 x 400).  Reece, Gilbert, Solorzano and Lopez exchanged the baton for a record run of 3:46:42 beating the old of 3:50:80.

Since the Abernathy meet, Aron Lopez has suffered an injury and will be replaced by Christian Saucedo in the district meet.

Another record that may be set at the district meet is a team of the same group of athletes winning all the track and field meets at both the 7th and 8th grade levels.  If things go as expected and the team wins the district meet, the 8th grade boys will have gone undefeated in eight events over their two year history.  (An undefeated record by any other group was unconfirmed at press time.)

God speed to all the Post athletes, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls, at the District 3-2A track and field meet Monday at Roosevelt.  Go Lopes!

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