Warriors go all-out NSCIF D3 Championships

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Although some may expect bad omens on Friday the 13, that wasn’t the case for the Winters High School track and field team last Friday at the NSCIF D3 Championships at West Valley High School. With 12 teams in attendance, the Warriors dished out ample servings of dust to the competition.

Viridiana Reyes made her presence known in the varsity women’s 100-meter race with a 13.88 which was good enough for third place.

Lilianna Rodriguez picked up the pace in the varsity women’s 200-meter with a Personal Record (PR) time of 27.84 and a second-place finish. Rodriguez didn’t slow down for the 400-meter race either, as she clocked in a 1:05.27 which was good enough for another second-place finish.

For the women’s junior varsity 400-meter, Stefany Hernandez finished with a PR of 1:15.20 and a fourth-place finish.

Ava Skinner turned on the afterburners in the varsity women’s 800-meter and took second with a PR time of 2:47.32.

In the junior varsity 800-meter, Celeste Reyes snagged third for the Warriors with a PR time of 3:04.61.

Transitioning to the varsity women’s 1,600-meter, Skinner placed again with a time of 6:40.49 which was good enough for third. Meanwhile, Ruby Campos placed fourth in the junior varsity 1,600-meter with a time of 7:30.97.

In the varsity women’s 100-meter hurdles, Makena Driver took home second with a PR time of 18.36.

In relay competition, the varsity women’s 4×100 team took second with a time of 55.80. In the 4×400 relay, however, the WHS squad took first with a 4:38.52. First wasn’t just enjoyed by the varsity squad, but the women’s junior varsity 4×400 team took home gold as well with a time of 5:07.26.

On the men’s side of competition, Christian Hernandez made his presence known in the varsity men’s 400-meter with a time of 54.47 that was good enough for second.

Hernandez chased that with a seasonal record of 2:16.56 in the varsity men’s 800-meter race which was good enough for second as well.

Meanwhile, in the varsity men 3,200-meter, Diego Rodriguez took third with a PR time of 11:53.00.

In the men’s junior varsity 110-meter hurdles, Alejandro Cruz took home the gold for WHS with a time of 19.93. Unsatisfied, Cruz decided to also take home first in the junior varsity 300-meter hurdles with a PR of 51.13.

In the men’s junior varsity high jump, Kenneth Matheson leapt into second with a heigh of 4 feet, 10 inches.

With that, the meet came to a close with the CIF Northern Section Finals taking place Friday, May 20 at West Valley High School.

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