The Eastside Memorial Boys Track and Field team saw seven of its members win medals at the first Area meet. “The competion was tough for all Austin ISD schools, but we were there and got after it,” said Eastside track coach Darrell Crayton.
Winning individual medals were Trey Meza, who finished 5th in the 400 meter dash, Jusufu Konneh, who finished 6th in the 300 meter hurdles, and Jonathan Slade, took 6th in the shot put.
The Panthers also won a team medal in the 1600 meter relay. Joe Rendon, Jaquande Lee, Lides Avelar and Trey Meza placed 6th in that event.
The top four finishers in each event advance to the State Finals. However, Meza may advance as an alternate in the 400 meters. The 4th place finisher injured a leg and may not be able to participate.
— by Stephanie Solorzano