Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · With district meet approaching, North Dallas’ Alfredo Briseno hitting his stride in the 400 meters


Alfredo Briseno keeps his stride as he nears the finish line in the 400 meters at the Ennis Relays.

 

North Dallas senior Alfredo Briseno continues to improve his time in the 400 meters.

“It’s my favorite race. It separates the good from the best,” he said at a recent meet. “And that’s the toughest run right there. It’s a full sprint over a lap.”

Alfredo gets set on the blocks.

Alfredo and the Bulldogs track and field team will be participating in the District 12-5A meet  Thursday and Friday at the Jesse Owens Complex. Most of the prelims are on Thursday with finals on Friday.

“It’s a great season and probably my best season so far,” Alfredo said. “My personal record [in the 400] last year was 58 and I’ve knocked it down three seconds to 55. That’s pretty good.”

Alfredo took second place in 55 seconds at one meet. He also ran 55 at the Ennis Relays. He follows a strategy for each race.

Alfredo takes off from the blocks

“You start off fast in the first 400 and you keep your stride for the second 200 and for the last 200, you just go  full out speed. That’s it,” Alfredo said.

“I put on the afterburners at the end, and keep your stride, keep your posture and don’t rock too much.”

Alfredo also runs the first leg of the 4 by 100 relay and the 4 by 200 relay. He relies on his experience running out of the blocks to get the relay team going.

“You can’t get behind,” he said.

Alfredo picks up the pace

Alfredo played football in the fall and then prepares for track, and his race, the 400 meters.

“After football, I start running and start hitting the weight room as well to get the leg muscles up,” he said.

What’s his secret?

“Just practice a lot and have confidence in yourself.”

 

Alfredo picks up speed as he heads around the track in the 400 meters.

 

The boys team includes (from left)  Ibn Rasool, Nathan Rodriguez, Alfredo Briseno, Nathaniel Chambers, Jeremiah Cooper and Terell Carter

 

The girls track team includes (front row, from left) Terri Jeffery, Jakolby Fleming, Aliyah Thompson, and Hollie Quach; (back row) Lela Brooks, DaTarria Empy, Ailyah Bookman and Jayla McIntosh.