Boys win ninth straight district track title

Hanging on by the narrowest of margins, the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ track team won their ninth consecutive district title by 1.5 points over Boerne Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10, at the District 27-3A Track Meet held at Canyon Lake High School.

The JV boys won their second consecutive district title with a 13-point edge over second place Navarro.

Individuals who placed in the top four at district advanced to the Area 27/28-3A meet held Monday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 16 at La Vernia and Canyon Lake High Schools.

Though weather delayed most of the first day of competition at La Vernia, Matthew McManigle qualified for regionals in the long jump and triple jump, while Juan Hernandez-Ortega qualified in the 3200 meter run.

Complete results from the area meet will appear in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

Varsity boys

Locking up another district title, the FHS varsity boys scored 143.5 points to win the District 27-3A championship, narrowly edging second place Boerne (142 points).

“Going into the meet, we talked to the teams about how close it would be and that it would come down to making sure we did not have any false starts or disqualifications by handoffs in the relays,” head coach Dan Aldrich said. “One mistake would open the door for the challenging teams and that is a hard lesson to learn when you are the favorite to win the meet.”

“Not only is it a track lesson, but I try to explain to the athletes that it is a life lesson and something to take away from the sport to translate into their lives as they continue to mature,” he added.

Top six point scorers at district were McManigle (36), Samuel Studebaker (18), Bryce Trois (15), Devin Bylsma (13), Cody Stevens (11), and Adolfo Enciso (eight).

Aldrich said that season bests at the district meet came from 21 out of 42 varsity boys’ entries.

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