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Canyon, Saugus, Golden Valley track stay on track

Canyon, Saugus. G.V. all undefeated

Posted: March 28, 2013 10:29 p.m.
Updated: March 28, 2013 10:29 p.m.

Saugus' Cameron Engle clears a hurdle on Thursday at Valencia High. He won the 110 hurdles and his Saugus boys team defeated Valencia in the event.



Canyon, Golden Valley and Saugus have established themselves as the top tier of the 2013 Foothill League team track and field season.

This week, they all moved to 2-0. Next week, they’ll start facing each other.

Canyon swept West Ranch 82-54 in boys and 88-48 in girls on Thursday, while Saugus beat Valencia 74-62 in boys and 76-60 in girls, and Golden Valley beat Hart 88-48 in boys and 114-22 in girls.

For the Cowboys, Jarrett Davidson swept the hurdles with times of 15.9 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and 41.4 seconds in the 300 hurdles, while Brett Molster recorded victories by clearing 6 feet, 4 inches in the high jump and going 20-2 1/2 in the long jump. Jeremy Kimmer finished second in both the high (6-2) and long jump (19-10 3/4), and he won the triple jump at 42-2.

The Wildcats shut out Canyon in the throws, with Nathan Bultman, Nick Gastaldo and Mason Falahat going 1-2-3 in both the shot put and discus. Bultman’s winning marks were 47-5 1/2 in the shot and 154-4 in the disc.

Erica Anunwah had a big day for the Canyon girls, winning the 100 (12.8 seconds) and the 200 (26.1) and teaming with Michelle Hogan, Alia McCoy and Brooke Moore to win the 4x100 in 49.5 seconds. Anunwah also joined McCoy, Ahlexhys Hixon and Kendall Bietsch in winning the 4x400 in 4:11.

Mari Kneisel won both the long jump at 14-10 and the high jump at 5 feet, and Lindsay Jakeman swept the hurdles with times of 18.1 seconds in the 100 hurdles and 51 seconds flat in the 300 hurdles.

For West Ranch, Marisa Magsarili doubled to win the 800 in 2:20 and the 1,600 in 5:12.

The Golden Valley boys received a big performance from James Chevious for the second straight week, as he won the 200 in 22.43 seconds and the 400 in 49.4 seconds. Leon Jacobs won the 100 in 11 seconds flat and the long jump at 20-9 1/2, while Diontre Harris won the shot at 55-7 1/2 and the disc at 135-5.

Nolan Del Valle won both the 1,600 in 4:30 and the 3,200 in 10:05. Hart’s Connor West won the 300 hurdles in 39.62 seconds, and Bailey James edged Brendan Tinoco in the 800 by a tenth of a second with a time of 2:01.18.

For the Grizzly girls, Azaria Hill won the 100 in 11.84 seconds and the 200 in 25.44 seconds, and she was also part of the winning 4x100 team in 48.81 seconds.

Chelsey Totten, Crystal Orellana and Courtney Maduike were all double winners, with Totten winning the 800 (2:16.31) and 1,600 (5:07.3), Orellana coming out on top in the long jump (16-5) and triple jump (35-10) and Maduike winning the shot (37-10 1/2) and disc (118-2).

The Saugus girls were led by Samantha Ortega, who won the 3,200, finished second in the 1,600 and wound up third in the 800. Danielle Jirka won the discus and Katie O’Brien finished second, while O’Brien won the shot put and Jirka wound up second.

On the boys’ side, Cameron Engle scored 18 points for the Centurions, winning the 110 hurdles, long jump and high jump and finishing second in the triple jump. Denley Rodriguez won both the shot and discus.



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