Prep track: Vacaville hurdlers shine in SJS Division I trials

ELK GROVE — The Vacaville High girls track team turned in a solid performance in the in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I trials on Wednesday at Elk Grove High, putting itself in good position for its first D-I title.

The top eight qualifiers advance to Friday’s finals with the next eight going to the consolation finals to determine the last four qualifiers for next week’s SJS Masters Championships, also at Elk Grove.

The Bulldogs had the top four qualifiers in the 100-meter low hurdles in Pattriana Perry (13.93), Jurnee Woodward (14.17), Daria Cook (14.70) and Nia Vance (15.13).

They also had four of the top six in the 300 lows in Perry (first, 43.43), Woodward (third, 44.24), Cook (fourth, 44.86) and Hannah Davis (sixth, 44.80).

Also qualifying for the Vacaville girls were its 4×100 team (second, 48.44), its 4×400 relay team (second, 3:57.81) and Davis in the 400 (13th, 59.47).

Vance was sixth in the long jump finals (17 feet, 3 1/2 inches).

The top city finisher was Rodriguez’s Megan Dulaney, who was second in the discus finals (132-7).

Qualifying for the Mustangs girls were Alanna Epps in the 200 (sixth, 25.38) and 100 (ninth, 12.43) and the 4×400 relay team (13th, 4:05.17).

Advancing to the finals for the Armijo girls were Gabriella Nathan-Funk in the 800 (sixth, 2:18.59), the 4×400 relay team (seventh, 4:02.82), Tyra Holt in the 400 (ninth, 58.99), the 4×100 relay team (12th, 50.46) and Camille Dolcee in the 100 (13th, 12.70).

Vacaville’s boys qualified Mykal Walker in the 300 intermediate hurdles (second, 39.00), David Mewborn in the 200 (second, 21.94) and 100 (fourth, 11.01), the 4×400 relay team (second, 3:21.08)

the 4×100 relay team (fifth, 42.34), Elgin Lovell in the 400 (10th, 51.15) and Daniel Mewborn in the 400 (13th, 51.62) and 200 (16th, 22.74).

Going to the finals for the Rodriguez boys are Armando Day in the 400 (12th, 51.50), the 4×100 relay team (13th, 43.68), the 4×400 relay team (13th, 3:28.57) and Zachary Wright in the 100 (16th, 11.33).

Armijo’s boys finalists include Delton Engell-Sorrell in the 300 hurdles (10th, 41.06), Corey Stewart in the 300 hurdles (14th, 41.37) and the 4×400 relay team (3:28.63).

Vanden has several top times in Division II-III trials

FAIR OAKS — Vanden High’s boys and girls 4×100-meter relay teams finished first in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III trials at Bella Vista High, easily qualifying for Friday’s finals.

The top nine qualifiers in each event move on to the finals with Friday’s top seven finishers going on to the next week’s SJS Masters Championships at Elk Grove High.

“I think we qualified really, really well,” Vanden coach Larry Hogue said.

Vanden’s boys relay team turned in a time of 43.14 seconds, while the girls’ quartet ran a 49.66.

Individually, Tyler Koss qualified first in the boys 400 (48.62) and 200 (22.02).

Isaiah Hamilton had the second-fastest time in the 100 (11.07), but qualified fourth after finishing second in the fastest heat.

Also qualifying for the Vanden boys were the 4×400 relay team (second, 3:26.86)

Isaiah Creal in the 300 intermediate hurdles (seventh, 41.31)

Deon Williams was fourth in the triple jump finals (43 feet, 8 inches) to advance to the Masters, while

Anthony Hopson was eighth in the shot put finals (45-7) and is an alternate.

For the Vikings girls Malia Bryant qualified first in the 400 (58.91). Others advancing are the 4×400 relay team (fourth, 4:08.38) and Jalessa Mackey in the 300 low hurdles (49.03).

In the girls triple jump, Aryel Moreland finished third (33-11 1/2).

Fairfield’s top finisher was Anthony Bryant, who finished 10th in the 300 hurdles (41.94).

Daily Republic staff


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