STOCKTON – It is one thing to break a record, and quite another to shatter it.
Lathrop’s Isaias Hunter demolished the high-jump record by six inches Saturday in the Delta Mustang High School Invitational with a jump of 6 feet, 8 inches and helped his Spartans pummel the competition with a first-place finish of 110 points, double the second place effort of 54 points by Liberty of Brentwood.
“I have been hitting that (6-8) consistently this season,” Hunter said. “I am just trying to get over it.
“It feels great thinking I am going to have my name up there when somebody checks it. That feels pretty good.”
Hunter also won the long jump (20-5) and was second in the triple jump (41-9 ½).
“It’s a nice day today,” Hunter said of the long jump. “Everybody’s doing good.
“I got progressively better each jump.”
Where Hunter’s long jump record had only stood for a year, Lathrop’s Tyrell Cooper’s first-place finish of 50.82 in the 400 bested the old mark of 51.40 that had stood since 2011 and helped him get closer to a ticket to Los Angeles.
“I am super happy,” Cooper said. “CSULA offered me a scholarship if I run a 50.5 and I working to get to that 49-second mark.
“I want to get back to practice and work so I can hit a 49.”
The records did not stop there. The Spartans 4x100 relay team of Galven Munoz, Michael Ramos, Anthony Santos and Tremayne Willis took first place at 43.65 and set a new school record.
“It feels good,” Willis said. “We have been working at it ever since sophomore year and it has been the same squad so it is like family. We have chemistry.
“I am just glad we got the handoffs all smooth.”
Cooper joined Munoz, Willis and Ramos to win the 4x400 relay (3:31.39).
Willis won the 200 (22.92) and was second in the 100 (11.38). Also placing for Lathrop at second place were Jarius Brito in the triple jump (41-9 ½) and Benjamin Lindsey in the shot put (42-0). . Ramos was fourth in the 100 (11.44) and 300 hurdles as was Frankie Edu in the shot put (40-6). Munoz (400, 53.22), Juan Diaz (3200, 10:35.19) and Christian Allamby (300 hurdles, 43.47) all finished fifth.
For the Lathrop girls who finished sixth, Virly Santos was second in the 300 hurdles (49.86) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.20). The 4x100 relay team of Jasmine Harrison, Myani Thornton, Alessandro Giordano and Zakiyaa Nelson was second (52.02). Makaela Akers (high jump, 4-6) and Sheila Mertillien (triple jump, 30-8 ½) were fourth and Cynthia Barajas was fifth in 3200 (13.38.87).
Tomas Huerta helped the Weston Ranch boys to a fourth place finish, winning the 1600 (4:29.51) and finishing second in the 3200 (9:49.68).
“I have only been in the 4:40s this year so this was a good race,” Huerta said of the 1600. “It is a season PR.”
Andrew Farley had a 1-3 finish for the Cougars, winning the shot put (49-8) and finishing third in the 100 (11.41). Malik Vegatatum was second in the 110 hurdles (16.42).
Iris Carrillo was second in the 3200 (12.19.51) and third in the 1600 (5:30.74) for the Weston Ranch girls and Kaylani Herrera was fifth in the high jump (4-4).
“It was a good race,” Carrillo said of the 1600. “I am feeling a lot better than last season mentally and physically. I just worked as hard as I could and I will get better.
“First and second place came up and got it. They were strong.”
The Manteca boys 4x100 relay of Michael Sarmento, Josue Nunez, Emiliano Villalobos and Charles Mitchell was second (44.72) and Nunez was fifth in the 200 (23.30). The Buffaloes girls 4x100 relay of Natalia Duran, Kaitlyn Funsch, Sarah Vegas and Jocelyn Prado was fourth (53.95).
East Union 11,
Central Catholic 0 (5)
Hailee Leonard struck out 11 and was an error away from a perfect game in Valley Oak League action on Friday for the host Lancers.
Mackinzie Salgado was 3 for 3 with a double and three RBI for East Union. Mina Guevara-Lozano (two RBI) and Cali Blevias-Bronder (RBI) were each 2 for 3 and Hailee Gully doubled and scored a run.