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Sierra improves to 6-0 with boys and girls wins

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East Union High's Carmen Haro clears the final hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles during a Valley Oak League double-dual meet at Sierra High Wednesday.


POSTED April 15, 2010 3:14 a.m.
The one constant that has followed the Sierra High track program throughout the season is pure dominance. Nothing changed for Sierra Wednesday as they climbed all over visiting East Union and Central Valley highs for a pair of convincing Valley Oak League wins.

Sierra (6-0) saw standout Taylor Wilson win the long jump and contribute in the victories of both the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams. Jenna Anderson took down the triple jump and Shanedra Pitts continued her season-long dominance winning the 200.

Chantel Burton won the shot put and discus in both meets, helping Sierra build a comfortable lead that nothing could chip into.

The Timberwolves have yet to find a suitable challenge amongst their VOL counterparts, but there are still a few programs that are anxiously awaiting a shot at Sierra.

“That is something that we have been talking to the team all along about,” Sierra head coach Anthony Chapman said. “Some schools are going to come in and be a little more competitive than other schools, East Union, to their credit, is building a program over there.

“It all comes down to numbers and talent, but they know what’s lurking ahead.”

Sierra 100, East Union 36 (B)
Sierra 115, Central Valley 17 (B)
It was business as usual for the Timberwolves (6-0), destroying both East Union and Central Valley by a combined 162 points.
Ulysses Knapps earned his customary long and triple jump wins against both schools, while teammate Kolton Cody earned two 200-meter wins and a win in the 100-meters against the Lancers.

Grant Widmer accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, winning the 110-hurdles, long and triple jump, pole vault and a second in the 300-hurdles. Widmer collected 18 points for Sierra on the day, eclipsing Central Valley’s boys entire team score.

“He is working extremely hard,” Chapman said of Widmer. “Believe it or not, his shins have actually been bugging him so he’s running with pain.

“He is a great athlete and a really good kid.”

Ruben Lopez won the 400-meters and assisted the 4x400-meter relay teams’ first place finish.

Manteca 93, Lathrop 17 (B)
Oakdale 97, Manteca 34 (B)
The Buffaloes had little difficulty exposing Lathrop High, yet they proved to be no match for the visiting Oakdale Mustangs in a split of Wednesday’s VOL dual meets.

Vincent Herrera won the 1600 (5:15) and the 3200 (12:19), while Paul Lyons won the 110-hurdles in 16.67. Lyons was also victorious in the 300-hurdles with a time of 44.33. David Nguyen won the long jump to close out the Buffalo first-place finishers.

Manteca 89, Lathrop 12 (G)
Oakdale 88, Manteca 41 (G)
The Lady Buffaloes would have loved to make it a clean sweep, but the squad will settle for a split with a win over Lathrop and a loss to Oakdale.

Manteca was led by Julianna Flores’ double in the 100 and 200-meter dash’s and Brianna Lucas’ win in the 400 and the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay squad’s win. Lucas showed off a little speed, making up serious ground before catching the Oakdale squad and cruising to an easy victory.
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