5-1-2023 Lady Pirates at Regional Track Meet
“Wow! Did we just do that?” is what went through my head as Moriah was crossing the finish line as the anchor leg in the 4x400m relay 10 minutes after placing 3rd in the 1600m on April 29, 2023. Not only did she become the first Lytle track athlete to get on that Regional Track Medal stand 3 times, but she also helped the team set another school record of 4:02.88, bettering it by 5 seconds. This after placing 2nd in the 800m earlier in the day, breaking her own school record set last week at Area (2:20.28) with a time of 2:18.59 and becoming the first female to make it State since Natalie Cortez did it in '14 in the 1600m and 3200m.
That 4:02.88 was only good for 3rd place (that time would have won last year), but we knew it would give us a chance for the State Wild Card Slot (Fastest 3rd place of all 4 3A Regions) and it did. This happened after we just ran 4:07 the day before and I told them we needed at least 4:04. They gave it their all for each other for 4 laps with Calyssa Sevier running a :58 split 3rd leg to get us closer and now becoming the first 4x400m relay to make it to State and the most we have ever had that will be participating at the State Track Meet.
We had three Personal Records (Moriah, Robert, 4x4) set in very windy conditions on Saturday and all of those three efforts helped them get to the State Meet that will be held on May 11th for 3A.
|11th Amelia Martinez 13.21||4th Calyssa Sevier 1:01.20|
|2nd Moriah Gomez 2:18.59 STATE BOUND (Personal Record)||3rd Moriah Gomez 5:25.82 (Medalist)|
|4th Marissa Lopez 2:26.83 Marissa Lopez 2:26.83|
|8th Klayre Cook 2:33.46|
|3200m:||4x400m Relay: 3rd Place Team 4:02.88 WILD CARD STATE BOUND (School Record)|
|7th Samantha Mujica 12:14.91 (Personal Record) FRIDAY'S EVENT||Marissa Lopez|
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