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Foothill League trio turns it on early in track and field opener

Golden Valley, Canyon and Saugus begin league track and field season with swee

Posted: March 21, 2013 9:43 p.m.
Updated: March 21, 2013 9:43 p.m.

Golden Valley's Caitlyn Zindroski competes in the 100-meter hurdles on Thursday at West Ranch High School.



The Foothill League title race is like any other on the track, really. A good start doesn’t guarantee a win, but it certainly helps.

Golden Valley, Canyon and Saugus sure aren’t complaining.

The Grizzly boys and girls swept West Ranch 82-54 and 90-46, respectively, during the league opening meets on Thursday, while the Canyon boys beat Valencia 84-52 and the Canyon girls won 85-51.

Saugus opened on the right foot with the boys beating Hart 73-63 and the girls winning 114-22.

Golden Valley’s boys received great debuts from James Chevious and Leon Jacobs. Chevious won the 200-meter dash and 400, while Jacobs won the long jump and 100 and came in second in the 200.

Both were also part of the winning 4x100 relay team.

Nolan Del Valle added points by winning the 1,600 and finishing second in the 3,200.

For the girls, Azaria Hill doubled in winning the 100 and 200, and she also anchored the victorious 4x100 team. Caitlyn Zindroski won the 300 hurdles and long jump, and Imani Dixon was also part of the 4x100 team in addition to winning the 400.

West Ranch won both varsity 800s, with Pierce Miller clocking a 1:58.38 and Marissa Magsarili running the race in 2:19.73. Magsarili also joined Brook Schlegel, Tiffany Jackson and Taylor Welker in winning the 4x400 in 4:21 flat.

The Wildcat boys also added victories in both the throws, with Nathan Bultman placing first in the shot put with a mark of 51-9 1/4 and Nick Gastaldo winning the discus at 144 8 3/4.

For Canyon, Timmy Tomizawa set a meet record by clearing 14 feet, 10 inches, while Jeremy Kimmer came in second at 13-6. Kimmer also won the triple jump with a mark of 42-5, and he finished second in the high jump at 6-2 and the long jump at 19-9.

Jarrett Davidson swept the hurdles, Cody Fanion swept the throws and Brett Molster also won the high jump and 4x400 with Joel Estrada, Devin Baldwin and Drew Wolitarsky.

Valencia’s boys swept the sprints, and Christian Brouws won the long jump with a mark of 20-7.

On the girls side, the 4x100 team of Shannon Hasquet, Erica Anunwah, Reanna Powell and Brooke Moore set a meet record in 49.3 seconds, while Kendall Bietsch set a meet record in the 400 in 57.5.

Lindsey Jakeman won the 100 hurdles in 17.9, the 300 hurdles in 50.7 and the long jump at 13-9. Taylor Gaines swept the throws.

Valencia’s winners included Olivia Pear in the 800 (2:20) and Aly Higdon in the 3,200 (11:49).

For the Saugus girls, Leah Eldridge won the 200, 400 and was part of the winning 4x100 and 4x400 teams. Elise Nogle was also part of those teams and she won the 100, while Samantha Ortega swept the 1,600 and 3,200 and Jenna Mears swept the hurdles.

The Centurion girls won all but one event.

The Saugus boys received strong performances from Denley Rodriguez, who won both throws events, and Cameron Engle, who won the long and triple jumps. Rodrigo Ornelas won the 1,600 and 3,200, and Alec Pineda led a sweep in the 400.

For Hart, Conner West won the 110 hurdles in 15.1 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 40 seconds flat, while Mac Kaufman won the 800 in 1:58.1.



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