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Weather Finally Breaks Cougars' Way For Track, Field
With a break in the weather, and a small window of opportunity, Escalon's track and field team hosted a double dual meet with Orestimba and Modesto Christian on Wednesday.

The varsity boys were 93-43 winners over MC and took a 126-10 victory over Orestimba.

"They kept most of their kids down at the frosh-soph level," coach Roger Beeman said of Orestimba.

The varsity girls were 70-53 winners against MC and scored a 98-14 win over Orestimba.

"That got us back to 2-2 in league, right about where we were hoping to be," said Beeman. "The highlight of the meet was Chaz Welborn, upping his school record to 13-9 in the pole vault. We also had a lot of other kids doing real well."

Friday, the Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club hosted the Frosh-Soph league tournament, in cooperation with the school.

"They do a great job helping us out," Beeman said of the Rotary members. "Riverbank won both the boys and girls titles."

Riverbank's boys had 121 points, Escalon took second with 96, followed by Hughson, Orestimba, Ripon and Hilmar. The Riverbank girls far outdistanced the field with 171 points, with second place Ripon trailing at 97. For the boys, highlights were David Esparza winning the triple jump at 36-5 and Julian Young taking the long jump at 18-3.

"There were lots of good performances and guys racking up a lot of points," Beeman noted.

Leading the way for the girls was Leone Rivers, second place in the pole vault at 8-0, second in the 200 at 29.2 and third in the high jump at 4-2. She also was part of the 4-by-400 relay.

"She scored about half of our points all by herself," noted Beeman.

Also putting together solid efforts were Abby Liv, third in the triple jump, third in the 800 and fourth in the100; Paige Fisher, fourth in long jump, fifth in triple jump. Karin Mendoza was fifth in the long jump.