Reporter Staff Report
Glen Rose had at least two individuals place in nine different events and was strong in all three relays on its way to racking up 175 points and finishing second in the Bearcat Relays in Moody recently.
The Tigers and Clifton were the only two teams anywhere near contention for the team title. The Cubs were victorious with 207 points, while Comanche was third with 82, 93 points less than Glen Rose.
The Tigers racked up 66 points in individual running events, 61 in field events and 48 in the three relays.
On the track, Ernesto Salinas won the 100m in 11.37 seconds and Blake Eschbach ran away with the victory in the 300m hurdles in 45.04. Cody Burtscher won the 110m hurdles in 16.37 seconds.
Stetson Murdock was second in the 200m in 26.17 ticks of the clock, followed by Josh Mena in third at 26.66.
Other third place finishes came from Justin Weatherley in the 400m with a time of 1:00.68 and Carter Brandt in the 110m hurdles in 19.35 and the 300m hurdles in 49.71.
Manny Saldona was fifth in the 800m in 2:30, followed by Westley Pritchard in 6th with a time of 2:33. Saldona was sixth in the 400m in 1:02.39.
In the relays, the Tigers were first in the 4x100m in 46.55 seconds, second in the 4x400m in 3:53.56 and third in the 4x200m in 1:42.18. Burtscher, Eschbach, Murdock and Salinas made up the 4x100m team. Murdock also anchored the 4x200m team, running with Mena, Logan Caylor and Jamie Ingram. Eschbach, Mena, Salinas and Burtscher competed in the 4x400m event.
Eschbach dominated in the field, winning the long jump at 18 feet, one inch and the triple jump at 38-1. He finished with an impressive 39 individual points.
Caylor was second in the long jump at 17-1, followed by Burtscher at 16-4. Saldona was sixth in the triple jump at 29-10.
Caylor and Justin Weatherley finished second and third, respectively, in the high jump as both cleared 5-4. Westley Pritchard was fifth in the pole vault at 8-6.
Jesse Garza highlighted the throwing events, placing second in the shot put at 36-6 and fourth in the discus at 90-8. Zac Perez was fifth in the discus at 87-6.