Kassandra Rocha was set to go to Kansas.
There are certain moments in sports that stand out above others. Moments that live on and define sports history.
One of the best discus throwers in the Rio Grande Valley will continue throwing at the college level.
MISSION — Midway through his collegiate athletic career during the late 1980s and early ’90s, Rene Guillen Sr. transferred from the University of Texas-San Antonio to UTPA.
PHARR — While the band room at PSJA High usually houses the sound of brass and percussion, Wednesday it contained applause for a pair of senior athletes who signed their national letters of intent.
MISSION — Two years ago, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln’s Yariel Matute didn’t even know what races were at a track meet. He was a basketball player, and that was it. Running had never crossed his mind.
AUSTIN — A spin, muscular force and an unbending will to win pushed Daniella Murchison into the history books. The Port Isabel senior thrower won gold in the Class 4A girls shot put during the UIL State Track and Field Championships Friday at Mike A. Myers Stadium. This is Murchison’s third-straight victory in the event, a first for an Valley athlete.
There’s a reason Port Isabel’s Daniella Murchison has become one of the most consistent performers in Rio Grande Valley track & field.
The Brownsville First Baptist boys track & field team had a good showing at the Class 1A TAPPS state championships Saturday at Baylor University’s Hart-Patterson Track & Field Complex in Waco.
Christian Manchuca is paving the way for future cross country athletes from Rivera.
St. Joseph’s Megan Lopez finished second in the pole vault after reaching a height of 10 feet, six inches Friday during the 2015 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools track & field championships at Baylor University’s Hart Patterson Track & Field Complex in Waco.
During the past week, St. Joseph Academy track & field athletes have done their best to prepare mentally and physically for their final test of the season.
St. Joseph Academy’s Megan Lopez is happy to return to the state meet after a frustrating year.
St. Joseph Academy’s boys track & field relay teams all have a constant.
It’s been a go-to-state type of school year for the Rivera Raiders.
Port Isabel’s Daniella Murchison finished second in the discus with a throw of 132 feet, six inches at the Region IV-4A meet Saturday at Javelina Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas A&M-Kingsville.
SAN ANTONIO — The day kept getting better for the Edinburg Vela boys track team as their medal collection grew.
Port Isabel’s Daniella Murchison won the shot put with a throw of 45 feet, 11 1/2 inches at the Region IV-4A meet Friday at Javelina Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas A&M-Kingsville.
St. Joseph Academy’s Gaby Garza continued her successful freshman season in track & field.
SAN ANTONIO — Angel Espinoza attempted just one successful throw, but it was good enough to punch a ticket to Austin.
Several Metro-area track & field athletes have worked to get to this moment this season, and hopefully for them, one more step toward state.