by DARIUS LILES
This last Wednesday our Miner track team faced Lemoore and Redwood in a practice meet. The Miners started off strong, winning the first three races. The team also did very strong in the field events, getting first place in shot put and discus for the boys. The girls accomplished their goal by taking first place in both events for the first time. This meet was mainly to practice and get the team back on track after a week break.
Nick Souza got first in discus with a throw of 39 yards. Darius Liles got first in shot put with 44 feet. For the girls, Nicole Herron got first in discus with a throw of 94 yards. Stephanie Aguilar got 1st in shot put after she threw 29 feet. As for runners, our 4 by 1 team got second place behind Lemoore. Although, the girls pulled through with the win. JC Robles got 1st in high jump. Jacob Bilvado took first in the mile.
The team lost a few players to injuries that may hurt us in the long run, but the Miners are looking strong in a competitive WYL. El Diamante’s biggest competition in the West Yosemite League is Redwood. Track’s next meet is April 17th in Tulare.