Downey track prepares for CIF

DOWNEY - The Downey High School boys' track team currently has an overall record of 7-2 and are 4-1 in league competition. The lone defeat came at the hands of cross-town rival Warren in a nail-biter, 71-65 on April 5 at the "Classic."Downey soundly defeated Lynwood and Dominguez on Wednesday, 4/25, in the last of their league team competitions. The Vikings finished their S.G.V.L. competition in second place and are currently waiting to be seeded for league finals. Several Vikings are undefeated in league competition and will certainly be seeded number one according to those results. Dakari Archer is the defending S.G.V.L. champion in the high jump and will be defending his title. Andrew Gonzalez is currently undefeated in the pole vault, clearing 13'6 (against Warren) and Sebastian Acevedo is undefeated in the shot put and has thrown 47'5 (against Warren). Sophomore Anthony Bravo is also performing well for the Vikings. Bravo has run a time of 42.91 in the 300 meter hurdles at the Rosemead Invitational and has also clocked a time of 11.48 in the 100 meters, third fastest among Downey sprinters. Other Vikings performing well right now for Coach Gleason are Jaime Vega in the 110 meter hurdles, triple and long jumps, Enrique Munoz in the 1600 and 3200 meter events and Eric Enriquez in the pole vault and 300 meter hurdles. The 4X400 meter relay team of Ismael Guerrero, Dallas Lopez, former East Knight standout Lenin Dolmos and Eric Enriquez are also running well and recorded the 22nd fastest time in the state this year at the Mt. Sac Relays last weekend.

********** Published: April 26, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 02