FHS girls sweep titles in district meet

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Fredericksburg High School girls’ track and field flew past the competition in last week’s district meet.

The Billies’ won both the varsity and junior varsity divisions of the District 28-4A track meet on Wednesday and Thursday, April 11-12, at FHS Stadium.

Varsity scored 233 points and junior varsity tallied 265, respectively, to win their championships.

“Our girls performed exceptionally well over the past two days and met our district goal of being champions in both divisions to continue our streak of four in a row for the varsity and nine years in a row for the JV,” coach Dan Aldrich said.

The varsity earned district championships in nine events: High jump (Megan Daley), pole vault (Aleah Constantine), triple jump (Molly Pluenneke), shot put (Landri Sagebiel), discus (Sagebiel), 4x100-meter relay (Kyndal Esensee, Pluenneke, Sydney Slaughter, Anna Gold), 400-meter dash (Gold), 300-meter hurdles (Daley) and the 4x400-meter relay (Gold, Constantine, Pluenneke, Daley).

Gold, a freshman, also broke the school record in the 400 with a time of 58 seconds, taking FHS’ top spot in that event from Sarah Eckert, who set the record in 1998.

Junior varsity won district championships in eight events: Pole vault (Hayle Mayer), long jump (Caitie Huff), triple jump (Taylor Evans), discus (Mayer), 800-meter run (Maribella Arias), 100-meter hurdles (Huff), 300-meter hurdles (Huff) and 1,600-meter run (Arias).

The following athletes will compete in the 27/28-4A area meet this week in Wimberley: Daley (high jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 4x400 relay), Esensee (high jump, 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay), Gold (long jump, 4x100 relay, 400 and 4x400 relay), Constantine (pole vault, triple jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 4x400 relay), Sydney Slaughter (pole vault, 4x100 relay, 100 hurdles and 4x200 relay), Landry Dartez (pole vault), Pluenneke (triple jump, 4x100 relay, 200 and 4x400 relay), Sagebiel (shot put, discus), AJ Davis (shot put), Elizabeth Sebera (shot put, discus), Bethany Kendrick (800), Mia Torres (800), Jade Whiting (4x200 relay, 300 hurdles) and Allison Munoz (4x200 relay).

The area meet is set for today, April 18, at Wimberley High School.

“We are planning on continuing our success by improving on our district performances to attempt to advance as many girls to the regional meet by placing in the top four in Wimberley (today),” Aldrich said.

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