Hawks, Lady Hawks dominate at Bobby Morrow Relays

SAN BENITO — The Harlingen South boys and girls have some early momentum in the 2016 track and field season.

Neither could have asked for a better start to the year after being crowned meet champions at the Bobby Morrow Relays on Friday night in San Benito.

The South boys took home the trophy with 112.75 points, besting crosstown rival Harlingen, which finished in second with 103.66 points. Meanwhile the Lady Hawks finished with a score of 101.50.

For South head boys coach Ralph De La Rosa, the win wasn’t as sweet as the dedication his athletes displayed just by showing up to compete.

“What stood out was the effort the guys came out with — they competed in every event,” De La Rosa said. “We had baseball, soccer and tennis guys who all came out and competed and then went back to their sports.

“The core track team did their jobs today and I think we all got better today.”

Mercedes (75.75), Brownsville Rivera (66.75) and Los Fresnos (57.50) rounded out the top five schools in the boys division.

The Lady Hawks notched the win thanks to five of their athletes racking up at least 11 points on the day. Leading the way was senior Nicole Gonzalez with 25 points.

Gonzalez took home gold in the 200- (25.97) and 400-meter (59.27) dashes and anchored the winning 4×100-meter relay team (50.58).

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