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Foothill track and field: Marquee meet unresolved

Canyon, Saugus girls meet continues Tuesday; Canyon boys win

Posted: April 11, 2013 10:59 p.m.
Updated: April 11, 2013 10:59 p.m.

Erica Anunwah of Canyon wins the 100 meter against Saugus at Saugus on Thursday.

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Canyon vs. Saugus was the first meeting of Foothill League contenders this season. As it turns out, the girls meet isn’t done being contended quite yet.

The Canyon girls led 67-60 at the end of Thursday’s action, but because of a mix-up in the triple jump, the two squads will re-do the triple jump at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Saugus High School.

The Canyon boys, meanwhile, beat the Centurions 85-51 to move to 3-0 on the season. The Golden Valley girls beat Valencia 87-49, while the Grizzly boys beat Valencia 82-54 to move into a first-place tie with Canyon.

West Ranch’s boys team recorded a different kind of first, winning its first league dual meet since 2010 by dispatching Hart 74-62, while the Wildcat girls also won 79-57.

According to Canyon head coach Paul Broneer, the triple jump controversy began when some jumpers moved over to a different jump pit, which had more favorable wind conditions and thus led to better marks.

After a discussion, the coaches decided on Tuesday’s re-do, with the Saugus girls needing to either sweep or get first and second to avoid losing the meet.

Fresh off a school-record 5,952 points in the decathlon at last Saturday’s Arcadia Invitational, Jeremy Kimmer set a meet record in winning the high jump at 6 feet, 7 inches. He also won the triple jump in 42.6 seconds.

Timmy Tomizawa set a meet record in the pole vault by clearing 14 feet, and the 4x400-meter relay team of Chris Wentt, Drew Wolitarsky, Dominik Somilleda and Devin Baldwin set a meet record in 3 minutes, 29.55 seconds.

For Saugus, Denley Rodriguez won the shot put (49-1 1/2) and the discus (147-7), while Alex Pearson won the 800 in 1:58.10 and the 1,600 in 4:23.88.

On the girls side, Saugus’ Samantha Ortega set a meet record in winning the 3,200 in 11:11.63, and she also won the 1,600 in 5:09.04. Erica Anunwah led Canyon with wins in the 100 (13.08 seconds), the 200 (26.26) and as part of the 4x100 (50.27) and 4x400 (4:00.88) teams.

The West Ranch boys received a boost from Chu Oguejiofor, who won the 200 in 22.26 seconds and the 400 in 51.76 seconds. Nick Gastaldo swept the shot (49-4 3/4) and the disc (146-6). Hart’s Connor West swept the 110 hurdles (14.7 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (40.18), and Hart’s Mac Kaufman outlasted West Ranch’s Pierce Miller to win the 800 in 1:57.9.

On the girls side, West Ranch’s Taylor Welker won the 1,600 in 5:26.94 and the 3,200 in 12:05, while Briana Hodge won the long jump at 14-9 and the triple jump at 33 feet.

For Hart, Presley Lambert won the 100 in 12.59 seconds and the 200 in 26.74 seconds.

The Golden Valley boys were led by Brendan Tinoco, who tripled by winning the 800 (2:09.43), the 1,600 (4:36.74) and the 3,200 (10:17.54). Diontre Harris won the shot (54 feet) and the disc (141-3 1/2).

Valencia’s Michael Kojin won the 100 in 10.92 seconds and the 200 in 22.55 seconds.

For the girls, Golden Valley’s Azaria Hill won the 100 (11.9) and 200 (25.9), while Courtney Maduike won the shot (36 feet) and discus (115-10 1/2). Valencia’s Jennifer Anumba won the triple jump at 35-0 1/2.



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