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Wednesday, May 12, 1999

Ex-Eagle earns state track spots

PECOS, May 12 -- Although the Pecos Eagles failed to get any of their 11 competitors at the Region I-4A Track and Field meet to the state track finals in Austin, a former Eagle will be at the state meet, competing in four events for the Class 3A Rusk Eagles.

Senior Tamika Gardner qualified for state individually in the long jump and triple jump, with first and second place finishes at the Region III-3A meet, and as a member of the 1600 and 400 meter relay squads, which also placed first and second at regionals.

Former Pecos Eagles' girls basketball coach Larnce Gardner is head track coach at Rusk, where his daughter has qualified for state each of the past three years, after competing for Pecos in her freshman year at high school. Tamika won the long jump with a 17-8 effort, and was second in the triple jump with a 36-foot-9 leap.

She's tied for sixth seed in the long jump, going into this weekend's state meet at the new Michael Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus, and is seeded seventh in the triple jump. Rusk is seeded fifth in the 400 meter relay and fourth in the 1600 meters.

Junior high girls fourth in Kermit golf

PECOS, May 12 -- Pecos' junior high girls golf team placed fourth this past weekend in are tournament play at Kermit, and close out their season on Saturday with the final round at the Ward County Golf Course in Monahans.

The girls `A' team shot a 220 over nine holes on Friday in Kermit, to finish behind Andrews `A', Andrews `B' and Fort Stockton. Overall, the Eagles are in third place through the first 27 holes of play among the five area teams Pecos, Andrews, Fort Stockton, Monahans and Kermit although coach Kim Calhoun said Snyder won the first two rounds in Andrews and Fort Stockton but did not compete in Kermit.

Andrews won the round with a 188 score, while their `B' team shot a 213 and Fort Stockton `A' shot a 219. In the round at Fort Stockton, Snyder won with a 196 score, followed by Andrews at 203 and Pecos, again with a 220.

Lauren Martinez shot a 50 last Friday in Kermit and is in fifth place overall in the tournament. She was followed by Dena Dutchover at 54, Kristan Aguilar and Rebecca Reynolds, both with 58s, and Brandi North at 61.

"Hopefully, Brandi, Lauren and Dena can improve and we can get three into the Top 10," after Saturday's final round, Calhoun said.

Pecos' `B' team were in seventh place with a 258 on Friday. Stephanie Herrera led the Eagles with a 56 score, and was followed by Amanda Armstrong at 60, Sara McKinney at 64 and Jenna Cranfill at 78.

Pecos' boys, who played the third round of their tournament at home last Saturday, will also close out their season in Monahans this Saturday. The final round of play will begin at 9 a.m.

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