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Track Meet Against Riverbank Yields Solid Performances
Cali Granis has the baton and takes on the last leg of the 4-by-100 meter relay in Riverbank during Trans-Valley League action. The Escalon girls won both the 4-by-100 and 4-by-400 relays at the April 5 competition. Photos By Ric McGinnis

Making the short trip to take on the Riverbank Bruins in action Wednesday, April 5, the Escalon track and field team had some outstanding efforts.

“We had a great track meet at Riverbank this week. Our boys won 107-24 and the girls lost 72-64. It was a beautiful day. A lot of athletes placed well and bettered their times and marks,” said head coach Carrie Nash.

Both boys and girls 4x100 meter relay teams ran well, won and posted fast times for the Trans-Valley League.

“Later in the meet the members of that boys relay team, Josh Graham won the 100m with his fastest time of the season 11.5; Talan Reider was third running 11.9; Logan Anderson won the 200m and Owen Nash won the 400m, discus, and high jump,” Nash said. “On the girls side Cali Granis won the 100m and the 200m, Megan Silva was third in the 100m and Alyssa Ball was third in the 200m, and Jasmine Barron jumped a personal best of 14’ 3.5” in the long jump.”

Sophomore Nate Millard had a full day running the 1600m (first), 800m (first) and the 3200m (second).

First year hurdlers Drew Bellinger, Trenton Epps and AJ Cerasi took first through third places in the 100m HH. Junior Kaitlyn Rodriguez won both the 100m HH and the 300m LH.

“Our athletes did very well in the field events. Victor Romero, Ben Lora and Jacob Rauch also went one, two, three in the shot put,” explained Nash. “In the long jump, Logan Anderson, Joshua Graham and Talan Reider also captured all the scoring places.”

Elsewhere, in the girls shot put, Shelby Kessler, Chloe Farley and Gloria Segura placed, and in the discus Farley, Segura and Cortney Ball swept all scoring spots.

“It’s that time of year where we are seeing our kids make improvements and it’s exciting,” Nash concluded.


Boys Results (Scoring team points)

100m: 1st Joshua Graham 11.5, 3rd Talan Reider 11.9

200m: 1st Logan Anderson 24.5, 3rd Andrew Morales 25.1

400m: 1st Owen Nash 54.7, 2nd Andrew Morales 55.3, 3rd Ryan Barker 57.6

800m: 1st Nate Millard 2:18.5, 2nd Derek Fragoso 2:21.5

1600m: 1st Nate Millard 5:06.5, Derek Fragoso 5:16.3

3200m: 1st Jose Calderon 11:40, 2nd Nate Millard 11:48.8

110m HH: 1st Drew Bellinger 21.2, 2nd Trenton Epps 22.1, 3rd AJ Cerasi 23.1

300m LH: 2nd Trenton Epps, 3rd Julian Gonzalez

4x100m Relay: 1st Escalon 45.6 (Anderson, Reider, Nash, Graham)

4x400m Relay: 1st Escalon 3:54.2 (Rangel, Reider, Anderson, Morales)

Shot Put: 1st Victor Romero 37'8", 2nd Ben Lora 34'5", 3rd Jacob Rauch 34'4"

Discus: 1st Owen Nash107'7", 3rd Victor Romero 102"6"

High Jump: 1st Owen Nash 5'8", 3rd Carson Medina 4'10"

Pole Vault: 1st Marcos Grajeda 6'0

Long Jump: 1st Logan Anderson 19'5", 2nd Joshua Graham 18'1", 3rd Talan Reider 17'11"


Girls Results (Scoring team points)

100m: 1st Cali Granis 12.9, 3rd Megan Silva 13.2

200m: 1st Cali Granis 27.4, 3rd Alyssa Ball 28.3

800m: 3rd Hannah Wampler 2:56.7

1600m: 3rd Hannah Wampler 6:15.0

3200m: 2nd Destiny Reyes 16:02.9

100m HH: 1st Kaitlyn Rodriguez, 3rd Katelyn Kjellberg 21.0

300m LH: 1st Kaitlyn Rodriguez 55.7

4x100m Relay: 1st Escalon (Barron, Silva, Ball, Granis) 52.1

Shot Put: 1st Shelby Kessler 28'3", 2nd Chloe Farley 27'7.5", Gloria Segura 27'5"

Discus: 1st Chloe Farley 93', 2nd Gloria Segura 80'2.5", 3rd Cortney Ball 76'2"

High Jump: 2nd Sammy Lang 4'2", 3rd Alondra Gonzalez 4'

Long Jump: 2nd Sammy Lang 15'1.5", 3rd Jasmine Barron 14'3.5"


The next meet for the Cougars is scheduled with Livingston on April 19. Since both teams have their track and fields under construction, the place of competition is to be determined.

It was a solid day for Josh Graham as the Cougars traveled to face off with the Bruins in Riverbank; anchoring the winning 4-by-100 relay and turning in his fastest time of the season in grabbing the victory in the 100. Photos By Ric McGinnis
Competing in the pole vault, Marcos Grajeda of Escalon took home the win, clearing six feet. Photos By Ric McGinnis