Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 24 May 2013 08:00
A Mission High School student athlete and her coach have been selected for honors by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA). Outstanding girls track athlete Vanessa Rodriguez has been selected as a TGCA All Star. Her coach, Irene Gallegos, has been selected to be the TGCA Track and Field All Stars coach for conferences 4A and 5A.
Each year at the UIL State Track and Field Meet the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) Track Committee selects 15 girls from conferences 1A, 2A and 3A and 15 from conferences 4A and 5A as TGCA Track and Field All Stars. Selections are made from nominations submitted by member coaches with only high school seniors being eligible to be selected.
Rodriguez, who won the long jump and the 200m dash district championships this year and also placed second in the triple jump, is one of only two Valley girls to be selected as a TGCA All Star. She also placed second in the long jump, fourth in the triple jump and first in the 200m dash at the area meet, which made her a three event regional qualifier. She will be attending the TGCA Summer Clinic in Austin.