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Sierra sweeps Sonora across the board

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POSTED March 25, 2010 2:40 a.m.
SONORA – Not even the long drive or the altitude change could stop the Sierra High track and field machine from firing on all cylinders.

The Timberwolves teamed up to piece together an impressive sweep of the Sonora Wildcats at Dunlavy Field Wednesday afternoon, handing the Sonora Wildcats losses at all four levels of competition.

Sierra’s varsity boys bested the Wildcats on their home turf with a 92-42 finish, while the varsity girls rolled to a 93-40 victory to remain unbeaten in the Valley Oak League.

“This definitely was a team effort by everybody today,” Sierra head coach Anthony Chapman said. “We got about three-quarters of the way through the meet and started resting people who were dinged up a little bit, and we were able to do that because everybody worked so hard to do what they did. Overall it was just a really good day for us.”

Sierra’s varsity boys (2-0) swept the shot put with all three of their throwers setting marks beyond the 40-foot mark. Adam Bennett took first in the event, with Anthony Bowers and Nick Baker rounding out the top three. Baker won the discus and Bennett finished second with both sailing beyond 130 feet.

Udoka Uwakwe and Wesley Henschel both topped the 40-foot mark in the triple jump – personal bests so far this season.

Taylor Renee Wilson was the lone four-event winner for the Sierra Varsity Girls – finishing first – in the long jump, the 200 meters, the 400 meters, and the 4x100 meter relays. Shanedra Pitts also took two first-place finishes in the 100 and as a member of the 4x100 meter relays.

Central Valley 75, Manteca 50 (boys)
Central Valley 74, Manteca 55 (girls)
CERES – Manteca High had trouble handling the Central Valley Hawks Wednesday afternoon during a dual meet, but head coach Sean Hogan saw marked improvement across the board in all of his athletes.

“Every week we’re improving our scores and earning points where we need to earn points,” Hogan said. “Right now that’s what we want to focus on.”

Vincent Herrera led the Manteca varsity boys with a pair of wins in the 1,600 meter and 800 meter runs, finishing in 5:05 and 2:09, respectively. David Winn finished first in the long jump, and scored in the triple jump with a third place finish.

Brianna Lucas had a pair of wins for the varsity girls in the 400 meters (1:06) and the 200 meters (0:28), while Sharon Washington finished second in the 300 hurdles and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x400 meter relay (4:37.22).

“Brianna has her eyes set on doing better in the 400 every week,” Hogan said. “So far this season she’s been able to do that, and it’s been really impressive to watch.”

– Jason Campbell
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