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El Paso Schools Shine at Region 1-6A Meet: A Journey of Triumph and Teamwork

The El Paso schools had one of the longest trips when it came to regional competition this past weekend at the Region 1-6A meet held Friday and Stadium at W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City.

Four different girls’ programs brought home regional titles and El Paso Eastwood finished second in the team standings with 113 points.

The Troopers were tied for the Class 6A title last year and the chance to defend it happens this week in Cypress. 

Other schools from El Paso: Franklin was fifth, followed by Montwood in 14th, Pebble Hills in 16th, Americas in 20th, Socorro in 26th, Eastlake tied for 27th and El Dorado took 32nd — all scoring points in the meet.

Franklin and Eastwood both finished with a pair of champions during the event.

Jubilee Rendon, a reigning Class 6A champion from last year, improved to 49-0 on the year with a win over Lillian Zapata of Lewisville Flower Mound in the 100-pound championship on Saturday. It was only the second loss compared to 50 wins for Zapta.

Rendon won 11-6 but held a slim 5-3 lead after the opening period. A pair of reversals in the second period helped her pull away.

Teammate Jayada Ramos didn’t need long to pick up a title in the 145-pound bracket.

The freshman got a takedown 15 seconds into the match and then secured the pin in 36 seconds over Carlie Nelson of Hurst L.D. Bell….

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