Track contends for championship gold

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Last Thursday, May 5, the Warriors traveled up to Live Oak to take part in the Sacramento Valley League Championships. After a season filled with personal records, the squad was looking to make good on their golden aspirations.

Viridiana Reyes continued with her winning ways for the varsity women’s team taking first in the 100-meter race with a time of 13.71. Fellow junior Makena Driver wasn’t far behind in fourth with a time of 14.38.

Lilianna Rodriguez took first in the varsity women’s 200-meter with a time of 28.19. Unsatisfied, Lilianna also snagged first in the 400-meter with a time of 1:05.16, with Sofie Chavez coming in fourth with a time of 1:14.91.

The Warriors continued to take it to the competition in the varsity women’s 800-meter race with Ava Skinner securing first with 2:53.22 and Yarethzy Sanchez taking second with a Personal Record (PR) of 3:00.74.

Skinner then went on to take first in the 1,600-meter with a PR of 6:28.46. Meanwhile, Ruby Campus snagged third in the junior varsity women’s 1,600-meter with a time of 7:24.34.

In the varsity women’s 100-meter hurdles, Driver took first for the Warriors with a time of 18.43.

The domination continued in the varsity women’s 4×100 relay as Driver, Sanchez, Reyes and Paris Zaragoza edged the competition with a first-place time of 56.02.

In the varsity women’s 4×400 relay, the team of Sanchez, Reyes, Skinner and Lilianna handily took first with a time of 4:41.24. Likewise for the junior varsity, Hernandez, Campos, Celeste Reyes and Mahalia Lanfranco took first with a time of 5:12.56.

In the varsity women’s discus, Lilly Reichel took second with a PR distance of 70 feet, 6 inches.

Driver took first in the varsity women’s high jump with a seasonal record of 4 feet, 6 inches.

On the mens’ side of the competition, Kenneth Matheson took home fourth in the junior varsity 100-meter with a time of 12.99.

In the varsity men’s 400-meter, Christian Hernandez won second place with a time of 54.86. Hernandez would then go on to win the 800-meter with a seasonal record of 2:19.09.

Isaac Rodriguez won fourth in the junior varsity 800-meter with a time of 2:51.92.

Meanwhile, Diego Rodriguez would win third for the Warriors in the varsity 1,600-meter with a PR of 5:24.31. Diego also took home first for the Warriors in the 3,200-meter with a time of 12:46.80.

Alejandro Cruz’s PR of 20.01 was good enough for first in the junior varsity men 110-meter hurdles.

In the varsity men high jump, Jack Bryant leapt to second place with a PR height of 4 feet, 8 inches.

Then for the junior varsity high jump, Matheson won second with a PR of 4 feet, 10 inches.

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