Solorio’s boys and girls track teams didn’t skip a beat on the first day back from spring break. Both teams proved that they had been working hard at practice over break through the performances they were able to log.
On the girls end, a team made up of primarily underclassmen because the first team in school history to crack the century mark, scoring 100 points. Standout performances were had by many of the girls, but it was the 4×800 relay team that set the tone from the beginning, coming out of the gates with a win. From there the pieces began to fall into place, with many girls scoring in a variety of events. Leading the way was senior Gabriela Balderas who won the discus and senior Maria Garcia who won the 3200 meter run.
The boys came into the Conference meet as the three time defending Conference Champions. Although some might view this as added pressure to continue their winning ways, the boys thrived. Not surprisingly, it was the seniors who led the way. All senior boys, including Octavious Dandridge, Edgar Flores, Markell Jefferson, Chris Moran, Devon Robinson, Kevin Rodriguez, and Frank Staszel all took first and/or second. Those points, added to the stellar performances of the underclassmen, resulted in a team score of 136 points and a 38 point victory. Congratulations to all of the boys, but especially those seniors who can now say they know nothing less than first place in Conference!
Good luck to all the girls and boys team members as they head to the City and State series.