Kenedy 4B athletes win silver and gold at AAU District Track
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Kristen Fisher, Angelica Hartsfield and Alexandrea Mireles are pictured above with the medals they earned in track.
Kristen Fisher, Angelica Hartsfield and Alexandrea Mireles are pictured above with the medals they earned in track.
Corpus Christi, - Kenedy 5th grade athlete Alexandrea Mireles was the top notch performer for the Kenedy 4B AAU track and field team on Friday and Saturday June 22-23 at Cabaniss Athletic Complex in Corpus Christi. Mireles won the gold medal in the sub-midget 80 meter hurdles by leading her race from start to finish in a time of 17.60. Her win gives the Kenedy 4B track and field team it's third individual district title at the South Texas District Championships. Mireles also captured the silver medal in the high jump at the AAU district games by clearing 3' 6". These wins qualify Mireles at a chance for the Jr. Olympics at the Texas National Qualifier on June 28-30, 2012 at Judson Stadium. Qualifiers from the north will compete against the qualifiers from the south to determine the top four finishers to represent Texas at the AAU Jr. Olympics being held in Texas for the first time since 1989 in Houston.

Mireles also qualified in the 200 meter run as the 4B standout matched older teammate Kristen Fisher with the opportunity to qualify for the Jr. Olympics in three different events. Fisher qualified for the Texas Championship in the youth division for 4B by winning silver (2nd) in the long jump, 16'1. Silver (2nd) in the triple jump, 33'0" and Bronze (3rd) in the high jump by clearing 4'10". Fisher runs under the Kenedy flagship as unattached since she has been trained by the local Kenedy coach working with 4B since she started track.

Angelica Hartsfield also made her presence known at the track and field games in the midget division as the pint size athlete captured the silver medal (2nd) in the high jump 3'6", and bronze (3rd) in the 80 meter hurdles for Kenedy 4B. Hartsfield's can-do, will-do attitude brings excellent sportsmanship to her teammates.

In the intermediate division, team leader Daysha Eskridge captured the silver medal (2nd) in the tripe jump with a leap of 32" 6' and also qualified for the long jump 14' 10" as well as the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 18:00. Eskridge returns back for her 2nd consecutive Texas Championship games in three events.

Jaiden Robinson won the gold medal in the sub-batam high jump division and qualified in the long jump by finishing 4th. Other Kenedy 4B athlete's who qualified for the Texas Qualifier include: In the sub-midget division, Brianna Morales for the long jump and 1500 race walk along with teammate Cherie Riojas in the long jump. In the sub-bantam division, Alejandra Hernandez qualified in the long jump.

According to Coach DeLaGarza, the girls performed outstanding in the hot conditions, the sun was blistering and many of the kids had to wait in the sun for their events to commence for the start of the gun. "All the girls who came from Kenedy to compete this weekend gave themselves a chance at the Jr. Olympics by finishing in the top 16 of their events, we only had two weeks of practice and all our high jumpers and triple jumpers won medals, this has a lot to say about the work the girls put in who are in this Kenedy 4B track program" replied Coach DeLaGarza.

Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital donated brand new track uniforms to the Kenedy 4B athletes for the AAU summer season. Meagan Villanueva and Michael Booker assisted with Coach DeLaGarza in preparing the girls for the AAU District Qualifier. Anyone interested in assisting the Kenedy 4B track team with donations of water, power drinks, snacks, etc, as they move forward to the Jr. Olympics should contact Larry Kiesling at 830-583-2342 or Manuel De La Garza at 830-583-4387. In AAU competition, the athlete is responsible for entry fee, equipment, transportation and lodging to and from the games and can only accept funding from their community for these purposes.
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