SRHS Track & Field Compete at 2019 Brown Relays

Best showing at the Brown Relays in years was Sam Rayburn High School’s Boys Team
Posted on 02/18/2019
SRHS Students place at Brown RelaySam Rayburn Texans Track & Field team recently competed at the 2019 Brown Relays at Allan Brown Auxiliary Stadium.  Raul Lopez won the 3200, Nick Cisneros won the 1600, Anthony Perez placed 3rd in both the 3200 and 1600, while Jair Pina earned the silver medal in the 1600.  The Texans had an outstanding showing in the all distance events.  

En route to scoring 54 points, good for sixth place, the Texans used a 1-2-4 finish in the 1600-meter run and a first and third-place finish in the 3200 for 38 of their 54 points.

“We’ve been training for this all off-season and working towards some goals. Last week, we ran at Clear Brook and they didn’t have the two mile so we wanted to come out strong and have a good showing today to see where we’re at not only for track but for cross country next year as well,” said Rayburn coach Brandon Coslor.

In the 3200, Raul Lopez emerged from a congested pack through three laps to share first place with a Summer Creek runner through four laps.

But by the close of the fifth lap, Lopez was all alone in first place, expanding it to a six-second lead through six laps and then a 10-second advantage through seven.

“Raul had a great off-season. When we knew that Ryan Schoppe wasn’t going to run the two-mile, that was definitely a confidence booster. To go out there and beat Alonso (Corral) from Pasadena, especially at how well Alonso’s done the last several years, this is a good accomplishment. This is the first time that Raul has come close to Alonso in the two-mile,” Coslor said.

By lap 7, Corral just kind of came out of nowhere and found himself in second place, finishing in 10:11.22, while Anthony Perez of Rayburn was third at 10:16.91.

In the 1600, Rayburn’s Nick Cisneros was first with a 4:40.35, followed by teammate Jair Pina finishing just two seconds back. Perez gathered in four more points by finishing fourth at 4:49.21.