Compass Academy’s Donovan Ramirez took home the gold medal in the triple jump at the Region I-3A Meet Saturday in Abilene to become the first Cougar to advance to the state meet.
Ramirez won the event with a jump of 46 feet, 6.75 inches and will compete in the Class 3A State Track and Field Meet May 6 in Austin.
Ramirez also finished fourth in the 110 meter hurdles and teammate Bo Jarratt was fourth in the 200-meter dash for the Cougars.
Bradley Peralta of Kermit set a new regional meet record of 47.95 seconds in the 400-meter dash to advance to state and Presidio’s Marco Rey won the 3,200 Friday to qualify for Austin.
The Rankin boys track team finished as the Region II-1A champions Saturday in San Angelo with Harrison Fouts (pole vault), Justin Rodriguez (300 hurdles) and a school-record time in boys 800-meter relay to lead the way for the Red Devils. They will compete May 8 in Austin.
Seminole’s Sergio Soto won the regional championship in Class 4A the long jump with a jump of 22 feet, 5.25 inches Saturday at Lowrey Field in Lubbock to be among the qualifiers.
STATE TRACK QUALIFIERS
At Lowrey Field, Lubbock
Long jump: Sergio Soto, Seminole- Regional Champion (22 feet, 5.25 inches)
800 relay: Fort Stockton (Eliazar Lopez, Miguel Trejo, AJ Garcia, Aryan Hernandez) 2nd, (1 minute, 28.47 seconds)
100: Zeke Saldana, Pecos, 2nd (10.74 seconds)
Wheelchair: Zachary Carter, Monahans, shot put (16 feet, 6.5 inches); 100 meter dash (21.95 seconds)
At Elmer Gray Stadium, Abilene
Triple jump: Donovan Ramirez, Compass Academy, Regional Champion, 46 feet, 6.75 inches (4th in 110 hurdles, 4th long jump)
400: Bradley Peralta, Kermit, Regional Champion, 47.95 seconds (meet record)
3200: Marco Rey, Presidio, 3200, Regional Champion, 9.42:71
At LeGrand Stadium, San Angelo
Pole vault: Harrison Fouts, Rankin, Regional Champion (13 feet, 6 inches)
High jump: Elijah Gaines, Van Horn, 2nd (6 feet, 2 inches)
Long jump: Justin Rodriguez, Rankin, 2nd, (20 feet, 9.5 inches)
Shot put: Cole Brauchi, Buena Vista, 2nd (46 feet)
Triple jump: Ben Rios, Rankin 2nd, (42 feet, 1.5 inches)
200: De’Shon Goodley, Rankin, 2nd, (22.86 seconds)
300 hurdles: Justin Rodriguez, Rankin, Regional Champion (40.86)
800: David Bunger, Rankin, 2nd (2 minutes, 8.02 seconds)
800 relay: Rankin (Baret Jackson, Ben Rios, Justin Rodriguez, De’Shon Goodley), Regional Champion, (school record 1:32.01)
3200: Emmanuel Serna, Balmorhea, 2nd, (10:56.83)