Eldorado Elementary’s 25th annual Shannon Harber Relays were held Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 in Eagle Stadium.
The games were first organized in 1964 by Margaret Shannon Harber who taught in the Schleicher County School system from 1962 to 1980.
The games were originally held as separate track meets. The girl’s meet was called the Petticoat Preakness and the boy’s meet was called the B.V.D. Relays. Both meets were designed to encourage and recognize the talents and abilities of young athletes.
In 1980 the two meets were combined and were renamed the Romper Relays.
Miss Harber retired to ranching interests and continued in be involved with students at Camp Waldemar until her death.
In the spring of 1989 the Romper Relays name was changed to the Shannon Harber Relays in honor of Ms. Harber.
Second grade through fourth grade athletes compete each year in field and running events.
Several new records were set during the 2013 Relays including three new records in the 1200 M. Run.
Stevi Lockhart broke the 2nd Grade Girls 1200 M Run record of 5:26 set by Codee Meador in 2010. Lockhart’s new record is 5:16.
Cooper Meador set a new record in the 3rd Grade Boys 1200 M. Run with a time of 4:29. Meador beat Sammy Cabrera’s 1992 record time of 4:51.
Kayden Rodriguez set a new record in the 4th Grade Boys 1200 M. Run with a time of 4:37, beating Clayton Sykes’ 1992 record time of 4:43.
Stevi Lockhart set a new record in the 2nd Grade Girls 600 M. Run with a time of 2:23.0 beating Jennifer Rodriguez’s 1993 record time of 2:26.3. Lockhart also broke a record in the 200 M. Run with a time of 36.65.
Cooper Meador tied Clayton Sykes 1991 record in the 3rd Grade Boys 600 M. Run time with a time of 2:04.6.
The 4th Grade Girls 400 M Sprint Relay team of Logan Moore, Ashlyn Porter, Aislin Nixon and Kiely Johnson broke the 2011 record with a time of 1:13. The 2011 record of 1:14 held by Marisol DeLuna, Micaela Forlano, Regina Alvizo and Payton Whitten.
In Field Events Stevi Lockhart broke Monica Robledo’s 1990 record of 14-8 for 2nd Grade Girls in the Standing Triple Jump with a distance of 16-6. Lockhart also broke Haley Edmiston’s 1990 Standing Long Jump record of 9-4 with a leap of 9-6.
Korbin Covarrubiaz broke the 3rd grade boy’s Rope Climb record with a time of 5.2 seconds beating the 7.03 second mark set by Eloy Bustos in 2002.
Jonathan McGee walked 222 steps on stilts breaking Braedon McCants 2012 record of 110 steps in the 3rd Grade Boys division.
Ashlyn Porter broke the 4th grade girls Stilts record with 1,032 steps, beating Jesse Taylor’s 2012 record of 283 steps.
Angel Barker broke Jacqueline Castro’s 2007 record of 902 jumps on the Pogo Stick. Barker recorded 1,144 jumps.
The 4th Grade Girls Jump Rope record was broken by Kiely Johnson with 379 jumps beating Alexis Villanueva’s 2010 mark of 251 jumps.
David Barajas tallied 434 jumps in the 4th Grade Boys Jump Rope breaking the 2006 record set by Daniel Guerra with 226 jumps.
In 4th Grade Boys Shot Put, Javier Dominguez threw 28-11, beating Kary Gibson’s 1992 record of 28-3.