Warriors Place Second in Division III Track Finals

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From left to right are the Winters High School varsity boys Sacramento Valley League champions. Bottom row are Kohner Butts and Jaxson Davis. Top row are Lorenzo Mera, Omar Ceja, Luis Segura, Sam Petersen, Ryen Andersen, Bernardo Covarubias, Paulo Leal, Claudio Reyes, Avondre Coleman Tucker, Anthony Jimenez, Alec Matheson, Albert Ramos and Angel Vital.

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After winning the Sacramento Valley League Championship the week before, the Winters High School varsity boys track team took second place overall in the Northern Section Division III Championships on Friday, May 18, at Durham High School. With 11 teams competing the Warriors totaled 76.5 points behind Mt. Shasta who took first with 139. The JV boys team took fourth place, the varsity girls placed fifth and the JV girls were ninth. 

Individually for the varsity boys it was Kohner Butts doubling up with two golds. Butts broke his own school record in the 400 meters getting under the 50.00 second mark with a time of 49.51. Claudio Reyes placed fifth with a personal best time of 55.32. Butts also won gold in the 800 with a time of 2:05.64. Alec Matheson won gold in the high jump with a personal best record of 6’. Jaxson Davis made the top 10 in the 1600 placing sixth with a personal best time of 5:08.62 and took sixth in the 3200 in 12:18.52. Ryen Andersen placed fifth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 18.62 and was sixth in the high jump with a height of 5’6”. Albert Ramos placed third in the 300 hurdles in 45.01 a personal best and was second in the triple jump at 40’7.5”. Avondre Coleman-Tucker had a personal best throw in the discus at 124’3”, while Matheson placed seventh at 107’9”. Anthony Jimenez placed fourth in the long jump at 19’.75”. The 4×400 relay team of Butts, Ramos, Jimenez and Reyes took home the gold as well with the second fastest time in school history in 3:33.06. Josh Sorvari, Robert Warren, Piedad Junez and Nick Ramos set the record in 2005 at 3:31.96. Andersen, Ramos, Jimenez and Butts won bronze in the 4×100 relay with a time of 46.21. 

Jules Jiminez brought home gold for the varsity girls winning the 100 in 13.37. Jiminez also set a personal best time in the 200 clocking a 28.40 for the bronze. Making the top ten in the 1600 were Victoria Banuelos with an eighth place finish in 6:20.71 a personal best for her and Cara Baker placing 10th at 6:44.92. Banuelos also had a personal best time in the 3200 posting a 14:49.26. Molly Moore placed eighth in the high jump at 4’ and was seventh in the long jump at 13’9.25”. The 4×100 relay team of Moore, Mallory Layne, Katie Rotenkolber and Jiminez placed third with a time of 54.87. 

Juan Pablo Garcia doubled in gold for the JV boys team winning the long jump at 18’3.25” and the triple jump at 37’9” both personal bests for him. Garrett Matheson had a personal best in the 400 making the top 10 at 1:01.64. Jeremy Alberg had two personal best times one in the 800 at 2:23.93 for a fifth place finish and the other in the 1600 at 5:12.96 for a third place finish. Jorge Luis Fernandez placed sixth in the 3200 with a time of 14:20.90 and had a personal best in the 110 hurdles with a time of 21.50. Matheson had a personal best in the high jump at 5’ for a second place finish and Christian Gonzalez had a jump of 4’ for an eighth place finish. Matheson, Gonzalez, Kevin Reyes and Garcia teamed up in the 4×100 relay to take third place in 49.21 and placed second in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:08.94. 

For the JV girls it was Aide Aquilera winning gold in the shot put with a winning toss of 29’3.5”, took silver in the 100 hurdles with a personal best time of 19.58 and placed seventh in the discus.

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