By Coach Lonnie Flippen, VISD
The Valentine Junior High Pirates girl’s team were in Van Horn Thursday evening, March 9th for the Van Horn Eagles Junior High Relays. The Pirates finished in 7th place overall behind Alpine, Presidio, Van Horn, Wink and district 9A schools, Marfa and Balmorhea.
Samantha Kuhlman finished in 3rd place in the high jump with a jump of 4’2″.
Jaymie Sanchez finished in 6th place in the discus with a throw of 60 feet 1 inch.
The 4×200 team of Cecilia Corral, Mickey Siddiq, Sanchez, and Kuhlman finished in 3rd place with a time of 60.28.
Cecilia Corral finished in 7th place in the 100.
Mickey Siddiq, a seventh grader, competed in the 7th grade division in the long jump and the shot put and finished in 7th place in both events.
The girls will travel to Big Bend ISD in Study Butte on March 23rd to help them open their new track facility that has just been completed. The meet will be a small meet with other schools such as Marathon and San Vincente invited. The Pirates hope to have three more seventh graders participate in that meet as they prepare for the district meet which will be held in Van Horn on April 4th to close out the track season.