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EU’s Reyes takes 3rd in tune-up for section meet

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EU’s Reyes takes 3rd in tune-up for section meet

East Union standout Noe Reyes clocked the fastest time among area athletes in the Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section meet Saturday at Frogtown.


POSTED November 7, 2017 1:00 a.m.



ANGELS CAMP — The Valley Oak League’s varsity boys and girls champions have made it safely through to the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships.

On Saturday, VOL boys co-champions East Union and Sierra placed seventh and eighth, respectively in the SJS Sub-Section meet held at Frogtown. Sierra’s girls also took eighth as a team. The top 10 teams and 10 individuals not part of qualifying teams advance to the SJS finale this Friday at Willow Hills Reservoir in Folsom.

The top performer from the area was East Union senior Noe Reyes, who took third in 16 minutes, 5.2 seconds. Sierra was paced by Jesse Hurtado, who finished seventh in 16:14.9. Nevada Union’s Garrett Gough and Del Campo’s Sergio Lopez turned in sub-16-minute times for the top two spots.

East Union tallied 152 points with other contributions coming from Marco Perez (21st place), Charlie Sanders (24th), Epifanio Estrada (51st) and Christian Ramirez (53rd). 

Scoring for Sierra, which wound up with 191 points, were Frankie Leyva (22nd), Jerardo Salcedo (49th), Isaias Ghezae (56th) and Sabas Montes (57th). 

In Division III girls, reigning VOL individual champ Megan Oblin turned in the 10th-place time of 18:47.2. The Timberwolves scored 202 points with Jasmin Correa (36th), Sabrina Caldwell (46th), Laica Marte (54th) and Julia Recker (56th) following Oblin. East Union junior Julia Vezaldenos qualified for the section meet individually after taking 24th in 19:56.0.

Ripon’s girls (149 points) ended up fourth in Division IV with their top runners finishing in a pack. Madison Berry spearheaded the Indians in 21:03.4 for 25th place with Laila Irigoyen (28th), Kayla Jacklich (29th), Sandra Castillo (30th) and Aiko Dearth (37th) following suit. 

Weston Ranch freshman Jasmine Basco was the top placer from the area in the Division IV race and qualifies individually after finishing 12th in 19:56. Lathrop’s Maria Soto placed 30th and also advances.

The Ripon boys team (284 points) is moving on as the ninth-place finish in Division IV with Bennie Dimas (30th), Tim Cribbet (39th), Abrahim Alsaidi (51st), Austin Matthews (79th) and Kennedy Caleron (85th) leading the way. Advancing individually are Weston Ranch sophomore Brian Arevalo (21st, 16:43) and Lathrop’s Miguel Andrade-Salce (34th).

Ripon Christian’s girls placed seventh with 156 points to continue their season. Elle Van Wyngarden (16th), Brittany Bloemhof (30th), Alysia Templeman (31st), Anneke DeVries (38th) and Rilee Clark (41st) led the Knights.

Lower levels

The top six teams and 10 individuals advance to the section meet in each division.

Among the team qualifiers were East Union’s frosh-soph girls (fourth, Division III), Ripon’s boys (sixth, D-IV) and Sierra’s JV girls (fourth).

Advancing as individuals are East Union’s Noe Acevedo in Division III freshman boys; Sierra’s Axel Rios and Irving Figueroa in Division III sophomore boys; Ripon’s Jolie Delisle in Division IV frosh-soph girls; and Ripon Christian’s Allison Mendes, Meghan Johnston and Natalie Mendes in Division V frosh-soph girls.

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