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Thiara closes in on 2nd state berth; EU girls 4x100 shaves more time

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Sierra’s Bikram Thiara won his 300-meter hurdle heat in 33.38 seconds and qualified second for tonight’s finals.


POSTED May 26, 2017 1:49 a.m.

ELK GROVE — Following the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships on Thursday, Sierra’s Bikram Thiara will compete in two individual races tonight, while East Union’s Jadyn Snaer will take to the Elk Grove High track in a relay and an individual race.

Thiara is looking to return to the state championships where he took sixth in the 300 hurdles in 2016. Thiara won his heat in the 300 hurdles (33.38 seconds) and qualified second while he took second in his 100 hurdles heat (14.78), qualifying fifth.

“I didn’t get nearly the time I wanted in the 110,” Thiara said. “But as long as I am in I can make a correction.

“I have had a lot of experience in the 300 with fast competitors so I knew I could get it done.”

Snaer took second in her 100 heat (12.29) and qualified fifth for the finals while the Lancers 4x100 relay team of Patricia Tajii, Nicole Robertson, Zoey Visser and Snaer set a school record for the third week in a row in 48.86 and qualified for tonight’s finals. 

The Lathrop 4x100 relay team of Michael Ramos, Tremayne Willis, Anthony Santos and Tyrell Cooper won their heat in 42.59 seconds and qualified third for tonight’s finals.

Sierra’s Jasmin Correa did not qualify in the 400 but she placed third in her 200 heat (25.67) and qualified for tonight’s finals.

“This feels good,” Correa said. “I have been working really hard this season but I really didn’t expect to qualify for the 200 because it is not my event — that’s the 400 — but I went out and ran as fast as I could in the 200 and qualified.

Sierra’s Kyle Wesley was third in his 100 heat (10.97) and just missed qualifying for the finals. He will be back tonight for the long jump.

“I have been running just about the same time all year,” Wesley said. “I would have liked to have qualified in the 100, but I am excited about coming back to do the long jump.”

There were no trials in the distance races which will be run as finals tonight. Sierra’s Megan Oblin will compete in the 1,600 and 3,200 as will boys teammate Jesse Hurtado in the 1,600. Weston Ranch’s Tomas Huerta will run in the 3,200.

The remaining field events will be conducted as finals tonight. Lathrop’s Isaias Hunter will compete in the high jump, Sierra’s McKenna Albrecht will throw the discus and Weston Ranch’s Andrew Farley will compete in the shot put.

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