By MARK MOLINA
The Harlingen South boys track and field team came home as champions after winning the 31-6A/ 32-6A area track and field meet at PSJA Stadium in Pharr Thursday night.
The Hawks totaled 91 points on the day and qualified multiple athletes for the Region IV-6A meet, which will be held at San Antonio’s Alamo Stadium next Friday and Saturday.
The top four finishers in each event qualify for the regional meet.
Highlighting the day was the Hawk relay teams, which took home gold in the 4×100- and the 4×200-meter races.
They also took home third in the 4×400-meter relay.
Over in the pole vault, Sam Alvarez and Marcus Ramirez finished first and second, respectively.
The Harlingen Cardinals also had a solid outing, finishing third overall with 69 points and qualified several athletes for regional as well.
In the 400-meter dash, Christopher Rosales and Christopher Montemayor finished first and second, respectively.
Rosales and Montemayor also finished second and third in the 200-meter dash, respectively
Rosales also qualified for 100-meter dash with a second-place finish.
San Benito’s Jorge Cantu won gold in the 300-meter hurdles and teammate John Belmares won the shot put.
On the girls side, Nicole Gonzalez earned gold in the 100- and 400-meter dashes and finished second in the 200-meter dash.
She fell to teammate Mellory Grannum, who crossed the line first.
Harlingen’s Juliana Guerrero also had a nice day, winning the high jump and finishing second in the triple jump.