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3 qualify for Masters meet in D-III trials

Post Date:05/18/2017 2:47 PM

3 qualify for Masters meet in D-III trials 

FAIR OAKS — School records were broken, tickets were punched to next week’s Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet and impressive all- around individual efforts has several area teams eyeing the coveted blue banner.

There were highlights aplenty on the first day of the SJS Division II/III meet held at Bella Vista High on Wednesday.

Three area standouts have already qualified for Masters in field events. The top seven finishers in the combined results of Divisions II and III for all events, as well as competitors who meet or surpass at-large standards, move on. The track finals take place on Friday.

Sierra’s Kyle Wesley finished as the Division III runner-up, and third overall, in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 2 inches. He also clocked the second-fastest time in the 100-meter preliminaries (10.98) and fourth in the 200 (22.85).

Isaias Hunter, who became the first state qualifier out of Lathrop last year, placed third in the high jump (6-04). He missed the Masters cut for the triple jump (41-11), but his fifth-place finish earned the Spartans points for the Division III team competition.

East Union’s Nicole Robertson took fourth in the long jump (15-7 ½) and seventh overall to make Masters. McKenna Albrecht got Sierra’s Valley Oak League champion girls team on the board with a fifth-place finish in the shot put (33-7 ½).

Sophomore Jadyn Snaer had a big first day for East Union’s girls. She’s part of the top-seeded 4x100 relay team that shattered a school record in 49.04. Snaer is also the pacesetter for the 100 (12.31) and tied for third in the 200 (25.78).

Patricia Tajii and Robertson joined Snaer on the 400 relay and left their mark as individuals. Tajii turned in the second-seeded times in the 100 hurdles (15.81) and 300 hurdles (47.68). Robertson is fifth in the 100 (12.82).

The Lathrop boys team also made some noise in the relays. The 4x100 quartet of Tyrell Cooper, Michael Ramos, Anthony Santos and Tremayne Willis set a new school record in 42.75 and is seeded No. 1 for the finals. The Spartans’ mile relay (Galven Munoz, Cooper, Ramos, Willis) has the top time in 3 minutes, 30.25 seconds.

Sierra’s Jasmin Correa will compete in four finals: the 4x100 (third, 50.66) and 4x400 (sixth, 4:18.44) relays, 200 (third, 25.78) and 400 (third, 59.99).

Bikram Thiara, Sierra’s returning state finalist, is a contender in three events: 110 hurdles (second, 14.62), 300 hurdles (second, 39.91) and 400 (fourth, 51.70).

Vista del Lago leads in the team standings through three completed events. Vista’s boys have 29 points, while the girls have 21.

The finals begin with field events starting at 3 p.m. Friday back at Bella Vista. The girls Division II 4x100 relay will kick off track events at 5:30.

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