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TVL Varsity Finals Scheduled For Track, Field Teams
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Marcos Grajeda has suited up for several events this season for the Cougars, here running a race in an earlier meet at Riverbank. This past week, he set a personal record in the pole vault during varsity competition at Hughson and took fourth place. Photo By Ric McGinnis

Cougar track and field athletes continued with league competition this past week, traveling to Hughson for the final dual Trans-Valley League meet of the season.

It was hosted in Hughson, by Hughson on Wednesday, April 26.

“Our boys didn’t fare too well against Hughson, they are one of the toughest in the league,” head coach Carrie Nash said of the tough 28-108 loss for the varsity boys. “Our girls team also struggled, we lost 40-87.”

Despite both squads taking losses, Nash said the athletes continued to perform at a high level.

“Overall, the team showed tremendous growth and progress in their times and marks and it was fun to see students setting their best marks even if for some, it wasn’t enough for a scoring place,” Nash explained. “That’s what a lot of this is all about and this is definitely the time of year for it.”

Following are top efforts by athletes, with the top three scoring; a PR indicates it is a personal best for the athlete this season.


Boys Results

100m 3rd Owen Nash

400m 4th Andrew Morales PR 54.95, 7th Ryan Barker PR 51.15

800m 1st Andrew Morales PR 2:12.27, 2nd Nate Millard PR 2:14.59, 3rd Derek Fragoso 2:19.51

3200m 3rd Joshua Churchill PR 12.47.70

Shot Put 5th Ben Lora PR 36'6"

Discus 2nd Owen Nash 104'3", 3rd Victor Romero 101'.05"

High Jump 1st Owen Nash 6'2", 2nd Carson Medina 4'10"

Pole Vault 4th Marcos Grajeda PR 7'6"

Long Jump 2nd Logan Anderson 20'.05", 6th Carson Medina PR 17'1"


Girls Results

100m 1st Cali Granis 13.19, 2nd Megan Silva 13.25, 3rd Alyssa Ball 13.45

200m 1st Cali Granis, 2nd Alyssa Ball PR 27.95, 3rd Megan Silva 28.36

400m 2nd Alondra Gonzalez PR 1:12.17

800 2nd Hannah Wampler 2:55.33

1600m 2nd Hannah Wampler 6:30.41

100m HH 3rd Katelyn Rodriguez 20.19

300mLH 3rd Katelyn Rodriguez 56.58

Shot Put 1st Chloe Farley 30'3", 2nd Shelby-Lynn Kesler 29'8", 4th Jessica Freitas PR 27'1"

Discus 1st Chloe Farley 87', 2nd Jessica Freitas 77'11"

High Jump 2nd Sammy Lang 4'4", 3rd Chloe Fraser PR 4'4"

Long Jump 2nd Jasmine Barron 14'7


Also, the TVL Frosh-Soph Finals were held Friday, April 29 at Ripon. For Escalon, both the boys and girls teams finished fourth in league and “gave solid efforts in the competition,” said Nash.

For meets with more than five schools, the top seven individuals in each event score points for their team. The following are those athletes who scored points for Escalon in their frosh-soph event.


Boys Results

400m 7th Gabriel Cortes 1:01.56

3200m 4th Daniel Bagadiong 11:56.94

110mHH 6th Ricky Fernandez 20.09, 7th Gabriel Cortes 20.24

300mLH 7th Trenton Epps 52.52

High Jump 4th Carson Medina 5'

Long Jump 7th Carson Medina 17'9.5"


Girls Results

100m 3rd Megan Silva 13.08, 7th Jasmine Barron 13.77

200m 2nd Megan Silva 27.23

800m 6th Reagan Barker 2:57.68

1600m 6th Charlotte Shaddix 6:57.06

100mHH 6th Kaitlyn Kjellberg 20.77

4x100m Relay 2nd A. Gonzalez, J. Barron, M Craddock, M. Silva 52.86

4x400 3rd L. Brasil, A. Gonzalez, K.Kjellberg, R. Barker 5:04.18


“A handful of these frosh/soph athletes will compete again in our TVL Varsity finals on Thursday at Hughson,” Nash said. “Each school is allowed to have their top three athletes compete in each event.”

Field events begin at 3 p.m. Thursday May 4 and running events start at 6 p.m.

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Young Lady Cougar Reagan Barker scored some points for the frosh-soph girls at their finals meet in Ripon, placing sixth in the 800 meters. She is shown here during earlier season action in Riverbank. Photo By Ric McGinnis