MABTON - The Mabton boys won its home track meet, the Bob Summers Invitational, this past Saturday. The Vikings finished with 88 points in the five-team competition, seven points higher than Columbia-Burbank and Riverview, who tied for second with 81 points each.
The Mabton girls finished fourth at the event, but as Mabton Coach Scott Sexton pointed out, there were only two girls competing so fourth place isn't that bad.
"We had a real strong showing from Noe Gutierrez, Jesus Huecias and Gus Martinez," Sexton said of the effort his boys gave.
Enrique Reyna placed first for Mabton in the 3200m event with a time of 11:04. Martinez scored a win in the javelin throw with a heave of 150-10. Huecias placed first in the 300m hurdles in 45.45. Gutierrez leaped for a distance of 37-3.5 in the triple jump for first place in that event.
Garnering second place finishes for the Vikings were Vicente Mireles in the 1600m event, Martinez in the 110m hurdles, Victor Urbina in the shot put and discus, and Gutierrez in the long jump.
Samuel Sexton, Fidel Ortega, Adrian Gutierrez and Martinez finished second in the 4x100 relay.
On the girls side Cassandra Madrigal gave the Lady Vikings four first-place finishes. She won the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump and the triple jump.
The only other Lady Viking, Mary Ellen Gutierrez, placed second in the triple jump, third in the 100 meters and long jump, and fifth in the high jump.
The Mabton track team will next compete on Tuesday, April 27, when the Vikings travel to Riverview to compete against Riverview and Royal.