Gobblers, Lady Gobblers win 2020 Jack Adcock Relays
By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
In what was the last high school sporting event for at least the next two weeks, Cuero left it all out on the track and in the pits during the 2020 Jack Adcock Gobbler Relays. Led by varsity boys high point winner, Deveryck Mathis, Cuero won their home event last Saturday. Cuero varsity girls, JV boys and JV girls also went home as champions.
Dennis Remmers, Cuero’s boys track & field coach, knew those in attendance were in store for something special, as only the day prior his team had their best pre-meet practice in his three years in Cuero.
“Yesterday (March 13) was the best pre-meet practice that we’ve had since I’ve been here, because it was player-led,” Remmers said. “It wasn’t coach-led. I stood right there on the 50-yard line and just watched. They were in control. When you got guys that are leading the team, and a coach can just be a coach off that, amazing things can happen. That’s what they’ve been doing lately.”
Mathis set the tone by winning the long jump and finishing second high jump during field events. He also won the open 400 meters and was part of the 4x400 meter relay team which won.
“All week, coach has been working me hard,” Mathis said. “I’ve just been working and planning on winning it. I just tried my hardest. “I feel energetic right now, because I won it, and I’m really happy,” Mathis continued.
With the first place performance by her girls team, coach Whitney Coles was pleased with their fight. Their goal was to set personal records (PR) in each of the three relays. Despite a mishap in the 4x2 and 4x4, they still had tremendous showings.
“We still ran phenomenal,” Coles said. “I’m proud of all of that, facing a little bit of adversity in that race. I’m just proud of all of them.”
Te’Era Johnson, a senior, who competes in multiple sports for Cuero won her lone event, the 100 meter hurdles. With the state of unknown surrounding UIL athletics, Johnson, like all of her teammates, wants to make sure she gives her all each time competing.
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