“Class never runs scared. Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes. Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of small sacrifices. Class Can walk with kings and keep its virtue, and talk with crowds and keep the common touch. Everyone is comfortable with a person who has class – because they are comfortable with themselves. If you have class, you don’t need much of anything else. If you don’t have it, no matter what else you have, it doesn’t make much difference.” – Unknown
All things must come to an end. This year was a memorable year for the Lytle throwers. Tatiana Flores and Gabi Medina qualified for the discus and shot competition. Tatiana became the new school record holder at the district meet in Fredricksburg. She was seeded number seven and needed to throw 110’ to make the finals. Her second throw was 107’11” which was the best throw for any Lytle disc thrower at the regional meet but it wasn’t good enough to qualify for the finals. She has one year left to throw. Next year our district will have Tatiana throwing against Stephanie from Devine who qualified for the state meet with a 126’ throw. It will be exciting to see how these two compete next year and how far Tatiana will end up throwing next year.
Gabi Medina finished her throwing career for Lytle on Saturday. She leaves the rings as the best shot putter to represent the Lady Pirates. She was an area qualifier for four years and a two time regional qualifier. Her district had 3 of the top six throwers in the region. I will miss the challenge of this district. She leaves as the new school record holder with a throw of 36’7.75” which she threw in March in Fredricksburg. She now hands the baton off to the next group led by Katelyn Van Dong.
Finally it has been a great joy to watch Natalie Cortez compete for Lytle in CC, Basketball and track. In my opinion she is the greatest pure athlete to leave Lytle. I look forward to seeing her run in Corpus.
I am pleased to count these two no longer as student/athletes but as friends.
“Blessed are they who have a gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one’s self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.” Thomas Hughes, British author
Until I see you again next year, have a happy summer.
Hadley Foster Jr