Though it was a hot day, it turned out to be a good one for many of the Escalon track and field competitors.
They traveled to Kimball for a meet with both East Union and Kimball on May 5.
“It was well run with official results,” said head coach Carrie Nash. “We had another pretty good day in the field events. The kids who jumped had some nice PR’s. We also did all right in the throws.”
Cecilia Rodriguez took third in shot put at 26-6 with Rachel Farley first in the high jump at 4-4. It was a triple jump sweep for Escalon in the triple jump; Belen Lechuga-Soto, first with a PR of 28-9; Madison Webster second with a PR of 26-11; Alexis White third at 25-6.
Leading the boys were Casey Vassallo, second in shot put at 34-1.2; Victor Romero was third with a PR of 33-2.5; Kenny Wolvaer set a PR of 29-4 to take fourth. In the discus, Romero set a PR of 98-7 to finish second; Vassallo was third with a PR of 90-8; and Wolaver had an 85-11 PR for fourth place.
“Owen Nash had a good day, second in the 300 hurdles and second in the high jump, improving his marks in both. Brandon Granda had a great long jump, almost a two-foot improvement,” Nash pointed out.
While there weren’t many first, second or third place showings for the Cougars on the track, Nash said they are still seeing progress, along with personal records.
Ali Pence had a 34.60 PR in the 200 for fifth place with Ryan Walker setting a new PR of 3:17.58 in the 800, taking fourth. In the 100 meter hurdles, Pence set a 20.77 PR and was third; Madison Webster was fourth in a 20.88 PR.
For the boys, Logan Mendes set a 5:26.20 PR in the 1600 meters, fishing sixth.
“Improving and getting better week to week is what we focus on, so the athletes did well,” Nash said.