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West district trying to get uniforms

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By David Giuliani

The West Las Vegas track team is trying to get uniforms from last year’s members, so there are enough for this year’s participants, Superintendent Jim Abreu said this week.

He said it would be difficult to track down some of the uniforms, but he said James Esquibel, coach for both the boys and girls track teams last year, is working on the project.

Esquibel only coaches the girls this year, while Mike Maldonado heads the boys team.

Abreu said such problems often occur during coaching transitions.

He said if students buy uniforms, they can keep them for good. But he said the district will find a way to get uniforms if participants can’t afford them.

“We don’t have a lot of rich folks around here. I grew up in a family of eight kids, so I understand,” Abreu said.