Share RelatedTarpons compete at Meet of ChampsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpon track and field team competed at the Meet of Champions in Weslaco last Saturday. Although they failed to score any points, head boys’ track coach Jake Hofstetter is satisfied that the team is coming along and getting healthier by…March 28, 2013In “Sports”Silva tops in hurdles at District MeetBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Omar Silva again showed top form in the hurdles races at last week’s District 32-4A Men’s Track and Field meet at La Feria. He won gold in both races and advanced to the area meet at Kingsville this Thursday (April 23rd). Silva won…April 24, 2015In “News”Cesenes gets gold again at Los FresnosBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Marlyn Cesenes was golden again in the pole vault last week at the Falcon Relays in Los Fresnos. The senior athlete cleared 9-feet, 6-inches on her best jump to finish a foot-and-a-half ahead of the second place finisher. The Lady Tarpons had a…March 8, 2019In “News” By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSThe Port Isabel High Tarpons track and field team took third place at last Saturday’s Falcon Relays in Los Fresnos. Hurdler Omar Silva won two gold medals as he again swept the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles races.Again facing mostly large-school competition the Tarpon track and field men racked up a total of 117 points, good enough for a third place team finish. The team title was won by the host Falcons with 180 points, and Mission Veterans was second with 149 points. The Los Fresnos JV team was fourth with 71 points. Rio Hondo was next with 58 points and Brownsville Pace had 36.It was another photo finish for Silva in the 110’s as he was timed at 16.18 seconds, which was just 0.07 seconds ahead of second-place Robert Ramirez of Los Fresnos. Silva had a much more comfortable advantage at the finish in the 300-meter race, 2.90 seconds, and his time in that one was 40.40 seconds.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.