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ROUNDUP: Green cards best-ever finish for Sierra golf

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POSTED March 14, 2013 2:09 a.m.

Essley Green started out his career-best outing with a chip for eagle on the par-five first hole of Manteca Park Golf Course on Wednesday.

He would finish with a personal best 2-over 39 on the front nine, and Sierra cruised to a 218-322 victory over Lathrop.

It was collectively a rock-solid effort for the Timberwolves. Blake Settlemoir added a 41, Chris Schmitz carded a 44, Matt Rose a 46 and Alex Orr rounded out scoring with a 48. All six of Sierra’s players finished with sub-50 scores, as Chuck Good checked in with a throw-out 49 that topped all Lathrop scores.

Sam Fallon paced the Spartans with a 59.

 

Track and field

Kimball 105, East Union 27 (Boys)

Kimball 67, East Union 64 (Girls)

In Tracy, the Lady Lancers came close to winning another nip-and-tuck battle one week after squeaking out a two-point victory over Lathrop.

Jordan McNeil led East Union with first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 and anchored the winning 4x100. Josephine Valdez won the shot put and discus.

East Union didn’t come away empty handed, as the frosh-soph girls defeated Kimball, 76-40. The boys fell, 73-59.

Leah Watson claimed the throwing events, and Emily Hauck won the long jump and helped the 4x100 relay win. Tariq Davis was the top finisher in the 100 and 200 for the boys.

 

Manteca 93.5, Oakdale 53.5 (Boys)

Oakdale 92, Manteca 36 (Girls)

The Buffaloes continued their march for a second straight Valley Oak League title with some dominant performances. The team swept the 100 and 800 and excelled in the mile, both hurdles and the jumps.

Philip Herrera paced the 800 sweep with a time of 1 minute, 59 seconds. Carl Chandler improved his personal best mark in the triple jump with a 42-4.

 

Sierra 83, Lathrop 52 (Boys)

Sierra 86, Lathrop 37 (Girls)

Jacob Suppinger and Nick Valdez were the top point scorers for Sierra’s boys squad. Suppinger topped the 200 and 400 fields and joined Valdez on the winning mile relay.  Valdez, meanwhile, won both hurdle events. Mason Merilles pitched in with first-place points in the shot put and was the runner-up in the discus.

For the girls, Jaliya Williams was first in the 100 and long jump. Mariajose Correa won the 400 and was second in the 800.

The lower levels were split, with Sierra’s boys recording a 109-19 win and the Lathrop girls prevailing, 85-40.

 

 

Swimming

Sonora 112, Sierra 49 (Boys)

Sonora 114, Manteca 60 (Girls)

In Sonora, Amanda Christensen (100-yard back stroke) and Julia Saling (100 breaststroke) were the lone first-place individuals for the Buffaloes.

The 200 freestyle quartet of Brandon Craighead, Daniel Calderini, Stephen Ruble and Austin Welch produced the boys team’s lone first-place finish.

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