Here are some noteable performances that didn't get into the paper Sunday from the Fred Loya Track and Field Invitational at Eastwood.
Just for context, Eastwood won with 161 points, followed by Chapin (93) and Hanks (86).
•Eastwood's Maegan Stires finished second in both distance races. First in both went to all-state cross country runner Brissia Montalvo, a senior, of Del Valle.
•For those unfamiliar with Kelsey Canavan, you'll be hearing about her a lot in the coming years. The 6-foot Hanks sophomore is not only an all-city basketball player but also a champion discus thrower. At this meet, she won the event with a mark of 105 feet, 9 inches. That ranks third in El Paso.
•Isabel Flores' high jump of 5-4 matched a personal best.
•Montwood sophomore Bianca Veal won her first varsity gold medal after holding off Fabens' Vivian Manzano in the 800 dash. Veal, normally a quarter-miler, won in 2 minutes, 31.57 seconds. Very few medals outside of regionals and state are as precious as that very first one.
•Hanks sophomore Brandi Wade placed second in both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles (personal-best 15.28; season-best 46.17). First-place went to Chapin sophomore Evonne Britton, who ran state-ranked times of 14.60 and 44.43, also personal-bests.
•Eastwood swept all three relays. Those runners were Jessica Ubanyionwu, Jessica Payne, Jessica Salazar, Isabel Flores and Amanda Almanza.
•Parkland went 1-3 in the 400-meter dash, led by freshman Nicole Dudley and junior Shirelle Givens. Dudley, the younger sister of Class 4A discus state champion Matt Dudley, won in 59.72 seconds. The time ranks second in El Paso.
•Hanks was without Kendra Chambers, who ranks first in El Paso in the 200- (26.03 seconds) and 400-meter dashes (59.36). The junior was being rested to alleviate back pain.