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Escalon Track, Field Athletes Keep Up Hectic Pace

A dual meet for the Cougars, along with the JV league finals, made for a busy week in track and field.

On Wednesday, April 27 the team had its last dual meet in Hughson. Again, lack of athletes in some events hurt the squad, losing out on some potential points. The varsity boys lost by a final of 102-34 to the host Huskies. The girls were more competitive but still ended up on the wrong side of the 87-45 score.

Boys highlights

100m Caden Gonsalves 2nd; 200m Owen Nash 2nd, Logan Anderson 4th; 300m hurdles Julian Gonzalez 3rd; Shot Put Preston Ball 1st, Victor Romero 2nd Stephen Percey 3rd; Discus Preston Ball 1st, Stephen Percey 2nd, Pietro Orlando 3rd; High Jump Owen Nash 1st; Pole Vault Preston Ball 3rd; Long Jump Logan Anderson 2nd.

Girls highlights

100m Cali Granis 1st, Alyssa Ball 2nd; 200m Cali Granis 1st, Sammy Lang 3rd; 400m Lauren Rodriquez 3rd; 1600m Katherine Romero 1st; 100m hurdles Katelyn Rodriguez 3rd; 300m hurdles Jill Junquiero 3rd; Shot Put Shelby-Lynn Kesler 2nd; Anya Peeples 3rd; Discus Julia Warsing 1st, Haylee Barajas 2nd, Chloe Farley 3rd; High Jump Sammy Lang 1st; Long Jump Sammy Lang 3rd.


Friday, April 29

Frosh/Soph TVL Finals in Ripon

(Top 7 finishers score points for their team)

Boys highlights

1600m Jose Calderon 7th; 3200m Jose Calderon 4th; 300m hurdles Julian Gonzalez 4th; Shot Put Jose Romero 3rd PR 35'7.5"; Discus Jose Romero 2nd PR 98'11".

Girls highlights

100m Cali Granis 2nd, Alyssa Ball 3rd; 200m Cali Granis 1st, Alyssa Ball 5th, Sammy Lang 6th; 400m Lauren Rodriguez 4th; 3200m Katherine Romero 1st; 4x100 relay 2nd: Sammy Lang, Lillian Brasil, Alyssa Ball and Cali Granis; 4x400 relay 3rd: Lauren Rodriguez, Alondra Gonzalez, Alyssa Ball and Katelynn Rodriguez; Shot Put Chloe Farley 5th; Discus Chloe Farley 4th; High Jump Sammy Lang 3rd.

“At the TVL Frosh Soph finals our boys finished fifth and girls finished fourth with Ripon winning both divisions,” noted head coach Carrie Nash. “It was a very competitive day on the track and field. The TVL has always been strong and this year was no different. For some of our athletes this was their last meet, but many others will advance on to the TVL Varsity finals on May 5 in Riverbank.”

For the TVL Varsity finals, each team is allowed to enter three athletes in each event.

“With our teams being on the young side, many of the frosh/soph kids will get another chance to compete on Thursday. It will be another opportunity for them to work to improve their times and marks,” Nash added.

The top three athletes in each event will qualify for the Section meet. Field events start at 3 p.m. at Angelo Novi Field in Riverbank on Thursday and the running events start at 6 p.m.