First hurdle cleared


Outdoor season begins for FHS girls’ track


Fredericksburg High School girls’ track started the season with a wet, cold meet.

The Billies hosted a tri-meet with Harper and Kerrville Tivy on Thursday, Feb. 13, at FHS Stadium. The meet was formatted with boys’ and girls’ divisions, unlimited entries and no points.

“Due to the amount of rain and the very cold predicted temperatures after 6 p.m. this past Thursday, all teams decided to cancel field events with the running events moved up on the time schedule to 4:30 p.m.,” coach Dan Aldrich said. “It was a great decision since the temperatures rapidly fell in the final hour of our trials and we were able to complete the running events before temperatures fell below 40.”

The Billies placed first in four of seven events held, including a record-time in the 4x100 shuttle hurdle relay run by Aleah Constantine, Sydney Slaughter, Bentley Lees and Isabella Rozek.

The quartet ran the relay in a time of 69.32 to earn first. Next up is the Liberty Hill Panthers Relay on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Liberty Hill.

“It is looking to be a very competitive meet and a great way to find out what kind of season we can have since there will be mostly bigger classified schools than us,” Aldrich said.

Teams attending are Round Rock Westwood (6A), Leander Rouse (5A), Leander Glenn (5A), Pflugerville Connally (5A), Austin Northwest (5A), Llano (4A), Liberty Hill (4A), Fredericksburg (4A), and Jarrell (3A).

AJ Loth Hill Country Tri-Meet

Feb. 13 at FHS Stadium

4x800-meter relay: 2. Julissa Sanchez, Maribella Arias, Juliana Martinez, Jaelynn Rock, 11:20. 00.

4x100-meter shuttle hurdle: 1. Sydney Slaughter, Aleah Constantine, Bentley Lees, Isabella Rozek, 1:09.32; 2. Ellie Faucheux, Cameran Whiting, Georgia Reid, Jade Whiting, 1:15.36.

100-meter dash: 1. Anna Gold, 13.06; 2. Peyton Celotto, 13.32; 5. Landry Dartez, 13.93; 6. Cameran Whiting, 13.98.

400-meter dash: 2. Amie Pyka, 1:06.45; 3. Ella Sanchez, 1:07.37; 5. Gabriella Castro, 1:08.92.

300-meter hurdles: 1. Aleah Constantine, 48.83; 2. Jade Whiting, 50.47; 3. Sydney Slaughter, 51.40; 6. Cameran Whiting, 53. 14.

200-meter hurdles: 1. Anna Gold, 26.68; 3. Peyton Celotto, 27.65; 5. Ella Sanchez, 29.01.

Distance medley: 2. Juliana Martinez, Avery Crouse, Landry Dartez, Julissa Sanchez, 15:01.15; 5. Reese Griffin, Alexandria Sione, Emmaline Kitzmiller, Jaelynn Rock, 16:15.8; 6. Maribella Arias, Sarah Deering, Whitney Phillips, Clara Quay, 16:21.66.