WMS track earns top spots at home meet

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By Mari Chavez
Special to the Express

On Wednesday, May 11, Winters Middle School co-hosted with Lee Middle School at the Winters High School track. Douglass Middle School athletes were also in attendance to compete.

The seventh grade girls team took first place against Douglass and Lee.

Maci Dodic took first in the 70-yard competition at 11.31, the 400-meter with a personal record (PR) of1:05.72 and in the 100-meter with 13.11.
The 4×100 meter relay team of Lola Barsotti, Aylin Molina, Idaly Lopez and Dodic took first with a PR time of 58.38.
Lena Passantino took first in the mile in 6:06.41 (PR) and the 800-meter in 2:51.15 (PR).
Lopez placed second in the 400-meter in 1:13.43 (PR).
Jemima Lanfranco placed second in the 800-meter in 3:13.6 (PR) and third in 400-meter in 1:15.03 (PR).
Ava Estepa placed third in the 100-meter in 14.78 and fourth in the long jump at 11 feet.
Andrea Reyes placed fourth in the 100-meter in 15.0 and the 200-meter in 32.69 (PR).
Molina placed first in the long jump at 11 feet, 3 inches.
Yaquelin Gutierrez placed first in shot put at 21 feet, three-fourth inches. Vidali Ceja placed fourth in shot put at 15 feet, 11 one-fourth inch (PR).

The eighth grade girls team tied with Douglass. This season, there are only three eighth grade girls on the team, and they were able to pull off a tie by taking first in many of their events.

The 4×100 relay team of Elena Herrera, Andrea Reyes, Lilliana McCabe-Borchard and Violet Tuel came out strong taking first place at 58.37 (PR).
Tuel took first in 70-yard hurdle at 12.44 (PR), in the 100-meter at 14.53, and third in long jump at 11 feet, 3 inches.
Herrera took second in 70-yard hurdles at12.65 (PR) and fourth in long jump 11 feet, 1 inch.
McCabe-Borchard took first in shot put at 26 feet, 10 inches (PR), second in the 100-meter at 14.79, and third in the 70-yard hurdles at 12.84 (PR).

The seventh grade boys did a great job as well, and placed in second overall.

Henry Girimonte took first place in his events of the mile at 5:56.06 (PR), and the 800-meter at 2:45.10 (PR).
Harry Yarnes placed first place in two of his events: the 400-meter at 1:11.28 (PR) and long jump at 11 feet, 7 inches.
Edgar Velarde placed third in the 200-meter at 33.10 and fourth in the 100-meter at 15.66.
Jacob Arce placed third in shot put at 15 feet, 3 inches.
Andrew Coleman placed fourth in the long jump at 9 feet, 7 inches.

The eight grade boys did a great job overall.

The 4×100 relay team of Cameron Del Rio, Gavin Pisani, Nick Sakoi and Jayden Clifford took first at 56.08 (PR).
The 4×400 mile relay team took first with a time of 4:57.53 (PR). This team consists of two eigth graders (Clifford, Pisani), one seventh grader (Girimonte) and one sixth grader (Velarde).
Clifford placed second in 70-yard hurdles at 10.59 (PR) and the 100-meter at 13.32 (PR).
Sakoi placed third in the 400-meter at 1:13.78 and fourth in the 200-meter at 32.47.
Pisani placed first in the 800-meter at 2:58.60 (PR).
Del Rio placed third in shot put at 25 feet, 2 inches (PR).

Overall, Winters did awesome. They are working hard on their events and trying to get their PR’s each time. WMS’s track team’s next and final meet will take place on Wednesday, May 18.

I want to thank all the WMS staff that helped out, Tom Crisp for being the announcer and Dr. William Davis for working hard with our two distance runners.

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