Weslaco High, Vela win at Sams

(Brownsville Herald)

MARK MOLINA | STAFF WRITER

The 64th running of the Sams Relays in Brownsville acted as the first meet for most of the teams in attendance, but only the Weslaco High girls and Edinburg Vela boys walked away from Sams Memorial Stadium with meet victories Saturday.

The Weslaco High girls finished first with a score of 139, followed by McAllen High (118), Hanna (73), Sharyland Pioneer (58) and Los Fresnos (53). Despite being shorthanded, the Lady Panthers still managed to take home the meet crown for the third time in four years.

“It was interesting because we came out here with a skeleton crew,” Weslaco High coach Pablo Almaguer said. “We had most of our girls here, but we had three or four out at a church retreat for their confirmation. A few of our top girls weren’t her, so we came in with the mindset of coming in to get some work in, compete, do your best and let things happen. I was real impressed with how they stepped up and good things happened for us.”

Edinburg Vela topped the boys standings with 122 points, followed by Harlingen High (103), McAllen High (92), Corpus Christi Carroll (54) and Los Fresnos (52).

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