Escalon’s track and field athletes competed in Livingston on Wednesday, April 13 but didn’t have quite enough firepower to overcome the host Wolves. The varsity boys lost 38-87 and the varsity girls lost 56-75.
“Boys’ scoring strengths are primarily on the field side, with Preston Ball and Casey Vassallo taking first and second in the shot put, in the discus first, second and third went to Preston Ball, Stephen Percey and Casey Vassallo,” explained head coach Carrie Nash.
Also, Owen Nash was first in the high jump, Logan Anderson, Preston Ball and Caden Gonsalves were first, second and third in the long jump, and in the triple jump Preston Ball and Stephen Percey were second and third.
“Julian Gonzales was second in the 300m hurdles running a PR of 48.33,” added Nash.
For the girls, it was a sophomore sweep in the 100, with Alyssa Ball first, Cali Granis second and Sammy Lang third.
“First in the 200 was Analise Silveira, Lauren Rodriguez was third in the 400m, Katherine Romero was first in the 3200m and third in the 1600m,” Nash said.
Megan Fahey took second in the 3200m, in the 100m hurdles Katelynn Rodriguez and Chloe Farley finished first and third for Escalon. Ali Pence was first in the 300m hurdles, the 4x100m team was also first (Sammy Lang, Lillian Brasil, Alyssa Ball, Cali Granis).
“In the shot put Chloe Farley and Haylee Barajas were second and third, Julia Warsing was first in the discus and Farley second,” Nash said.
Farley completed a well-rounded day with a second place showing in the 100m hurdles. Lang was second in the high jump and first in the long jump with Granis and Silveira taking second and third.
“Sammy Lang, who is a first year track and field athlete, scored points in all four of her events,” Nash said of Lang taking part in the 4-by-100, high jump, long jump and 100 meters. “Really impressive was that it was her first time competing in the high jump and she cleared 4’ 8” which ranks her third in the league. The sophomore is also ranked second in the long jump and she pulls her weight as the starting runner in the 4x100, which is an all frosh/soph team ranked third overall in league.”
Saturday, April 23 is the next competition on the scheduled for the Cougars.
“We will be taking athletes to compete in Angels Camp at the Hal Clements Invitational, hosted by Bret Harte,” said Nash.