Manteca High’s boys track and field team came through with another statement win Thursday, soundly beating traditional Valley Oak League power Oakdale, 82-54.
With a narrow victory over defending champion Sierra already under their belt, the 4-0 Buffaloes are in the driver’s seat to capture the title with three conference dual meets remaining.
Meanwhile, Oakdale’s undefeated girls had their way with the Lady Buffaloes, 104-22.
Sprinting standout Jordan Lyons paced the Manteca boys with wins in the 200- and 400-meter dashes. He joined Roland Pacheco, who also had himself a big day, on the winning 4x400 relay.
Pacheco set a personal record of 12 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault to place himself among the Sac-Joaquin Section’s elite. He added second-place points in the 400 behind Lyons.
Donovan Lucas won the 100 and was the runner-up in the 200. Isaiah Cruz claimed both distance events, Daniel Clemons took first in the shot put and Ben Tolman triumphed in the triple jump and placed third in the long.
Sophie Barragan was the Buffalo girls’ top producer with runner-up finishes in the 100 and 200.
Sierra 93, Lathrop 39 (B)
Two underclassmen called up from the frosh-soph squad contributed well for the Timberwolves (2-2). Nick Valdez won the 110 hurdles and took second in the 300 hurdles, while sophomore classmate Jake Suppinger won the 400 and was second in the 200.
Distance standout Ricky Morris rambled to top finishes in the 800 and the mile, while Emmanuel Elijah sprinted to wins in the 100 and 200. Bret Wilson was victorious in both throwing events and took third in the high jump.
Saul Ruelas was Lathrop’s top performer with second-place finishes in the high jump and the 110 hurdles and a third in the 300 hurdles.
Sierra 82, Lathrop 36 (G)
Sierra (3-1) was led by first-year senior Shakira Lewis, who claimed the 100 and triple jump while leading the 4x100 relay to victory.
Earning two event wins were Sophia Vukanovich (400, 800) and Sammie Oliveira (100 hurdles, pole vault). Kelly Paredes won the 3,200 and ended up second in the 1,600.
Oakdale 59.5, Manteca 49.5
Evelyn Gonzalez spearheaded a 1-2-3 sweep in the mile and also won the 800, but it wasn’t enough for the Lady Buffs.
Mateline Keasling and Adrianna Dela Cruz won the 100 and 200, respectively. Athena Ferrro was the runner-up in the shot put and discus throw.
Sierra 89, Lathrop 20
The Timberwolves improved to 3-1 and were paced by double-winners Elizabeth Ma (800, mile) and Mariajose Correa (200, 400).
Baile Miller posted the top mark in the long jump and finished No. 2 in the triple. Anjeleah Gotoing won the discus and took third in the shot.
Oakdale 76, Manteca 51
Nick Gatehouse was the workhorse for Manteca with wins in the 100, 200 and 400.
Billy Sharmoug chipped in a win in the discus, and Matt Wilkerson was victorious in the long jump.
Sierra 106, Lathrop 20
The Timberwolves (2-2) got good production out of Archie Oudanonh, who took first in the long and triple jumps, was a part of the winning 4x100 relay team and placed third in the 100.
Noveleen Thiara claimed the 200 and 400. Jorge Gracia earned first in the shot and second in the discus.