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Manteca boys, Sierra girls garner VOL team titles
Sierra’s Chapman twins break school records in hurdles
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Sierra’s Abigail Chapman won the girls 300-meter hurdles and set a new school record in 46.89 seconds. - photo by Dave Campbell

 The Manteca boys clinched the Valley Oak League boys track and field title with a 76-56 win, while the Sierra secured at least a share of the girls championship with an 87-52 win Thursday in a dual meet at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

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Manteca’s C.J. King won the boys shot put at 47 feet, 10 inches.
“We are outright league champs,” Manteca coach Paul Lyons said. “Out of the four years I have been here we have two VOL boys championships, one second-place finish and the COVID year.

“The league meet in two weeks has no bearing on the championship – it is just a qualifier for divisionals.”

Sierra has clinched a share of the VOL title and must win their remaining meet with East Union next week to clinch the outright championship.

“We are in the driver’s seat,” Timberwolves coach Jeff Greene said. “If we take care of business next week, we will have an outright girls VOL championship and as of now we have clinched at least a share of the title.

“I am glad that we finally had nice weather to compete in. Our girls are pushing themselves every day to get better and better. Every time we come out for a meet they want to compete. They don’t worry about who is out there with them they just want to get their best marks.”

Two Sierra girls that got their best marks were twin sisters Alexandra and Abigail Chapman, who eclipsed their own records in the hurdles with Alexandra’s new mark in the 100-meter hurdles being 15.94 seconds and Abigail setting the new standard in the 300 hurdles at 46.89. The both won their hurdle races with Alexandra winning the triple jump at 34-10.

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Sierra’s Serena Dittman leads teammates Jessica Miranda (right) and Alyssa Rodriguez at the midpoint of the girls 800 meters. Dittman won in 2 minutes, 33.23 seconds, Rodriguez was second and Miranda third.

Other first-place winners for the Sierra girls were Anayah Wills (100, 12.97; 200, 26.99), 4x100 relay (Zhanee Sutton, Alani Mullenix, Deonna Wilson, Wills, 50.48), 4x400 relay (Reana Sharma, Sabrina Alvarado-Picazo, Ella Chau, Jomana Sadek, 4:46.44), 4x800 relay (Serena Dittman, Marilyn Reyes-Vidal, Jessica Miranda, Alyssa Rodriguez, 12:10.17), Marilyn Reyes-Vidal (400, 1:02.17), Dittman (800, 2:33.23), Mikayla Bueno (1,600, 5:47.15), Monserrat Saavedra (3,200, 13:58.30).

Finishing second for the Timberwolves were Sutton (200, 27.03), Janessa Barnes (400, 1:03.67), Rodriguez (800, 2:34.32), Saavedra (1,600, 5:50.17), Bueno (3,200, 13:58.33), Wilson (300 hurdles, 53.04), Aileen Montero (high jump, 4-6), Olivia Knott (long jump, 15 1/2; triple jump, 15-1/2) with third-place finishes for Mullenix (100, 13.57) and Miranda (800, 2:36.93).

Rylan Steckler paced the Manteca girls, winning the pole vault (9-0) and high jump (4-8). Other first-place Buffaloes girls were Genesis Mailangi (shot put, 33-9), Adamaris Aguilar (discus, 100-1) and Jada Ikharo (long jump, 14-2).

Second-place Manteca finishers were Camila Torres (100, 13.48), Kristine Timario (100 hurdles, 18.24), 4x100 relay (Zhanee Sutton, Alani Mullenix, Deonna Wilson, Anayah Wills, 50.48), Raniya Nelson (shot put, 31-11), Mailangi (discus, 98-9), Deaja Nelson (pole vault, 7-0) and Ikharo (triple jump, 32-9) with third-place finishes by Torres (200, 27.85), Makayla Spencer (400, 1:04.99), Jordyn Hegarty (1,600, 5:52.43), Antonique Jones (100 hurdles, 19.52), Kristine Timario (100 hurdles, 56.39), Makayla Pelesasa (shot put, 31-5), Saniyah Anthony (discus, 87-7)

Michailla Springs (high jump, 4-4) and Gabby Leon (long jump, 14-3).

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Manteca’s Jayden Scarver takes the baton from Nikko Juarez for the anchor leg of the boys 4x100 relay won by Manteca in 43.00 seconds.

Julian Moncada tallied three firsts for the Manteca boys – 100 (11.35), 200 (21.97) and the 4x100 relay (43.00) with Kaden MacDannald Nikko Juarez and Jayden Scarver. Other first place finishers for the Buffaloes boys were Dario Rodriguez (400, 53.67), Oscar Angel (800, 2:01.30), William Brown (110 hurdles, 16.86), 4x400 relay (Isaiah Arechiga, Alijah Marshall, Brown, Angel, 3:39.53), CJ King (shot put, 47-10), D. Marcus Estes (high jump 5-2) and Alijah Marshall (pole vault, 9-6).

Finishing second for the Buffaloes boys were Scarver (200, 22.32), Arechiga (400, 53.79), Valon Smith (shot put, 40-4), Tomasi Sovatabua (discus, 138-10) and Juarez (long jump, 19-11) with third-place finishes by Juarez (100, 11.67), Arechiga (200, 23.69), Jeremiah Moreno (3,200 11:51.78), Josiah Ford (110 hurdles, 17.75), Jack Vidosh (discus, 126-1), D. Marcus Estes (triple jump, 37-4).

Finishing first for the Sierra boys were Tristen Crowe (1,600, 4:55.93), Christian Gonzalez (3,200, 11:20.38), 4x800 relay (Ernesto Pacheco, Manuel Alvarez, Rishabh Gopal, Isai Gutierrez, 9:13.84), Asaad Doby (discus, 138-2), Anthony Grady (long jump, 20-4, triple jump, 42-8 ½) and Evan Greenwood (triple jump, 39-1 ½).

Second-place finishers for the Timberwolves were Matthew Johnson (100, 11.67), 4x400 relay (Gutierrez, Gopal, Joseph Ramos-Fortes, Gael Reynosa, 3:46.02), Landen Nabb (800, 2:07.49)

4x100 relay (Evan Greenwood, Isaiah Kelly-Urrea, Johnson, Grady, 45.56), Gonzalez (1,600, 4:55.98), Mantoj Grewal (110 hurdles, 17.25) and Ernesto Pacheco (3,200, 11:23.67) with third-place finishes by Reynoso (400, 56.43), Tristan Crowe (800, 2:09.41), Nabb (1,600, 4:56.01), 4x400 relay (Greenwood, Armani Martinez de Rios, Kelly-Urrea, Grewal), 4:06.55, Frank Teicheira (shot put, 35-10) and Greenwood (long jump, 19-2 ¾)

In junior varsity boys competition Sierra defeated River Islands 72-43 and Manteca 68-44 with River Islands defeating Manteca 50-44.

First-place finishers for the Manteca boys were Daniel Rivera-Cruz (100, 11.73; 200, 24.13), Evan White (400, 55.15, long jump, 17-5), Ethan Mac Isaac (110 hurdles, 21.23), 4x100 relay (Rivera-Cruz, White, Paul Grisham Jr., Josiah Martinez, 46.38), 4x400 relay (Mateo Esparza, White, Micah Cardoza, Martinez, 3:46.84), Orlando Escalante (shot put, 38-5).

Jaed Alcauter (discus, 89-8) finished firs for Sierra as did Anthony Bueno (800, 2:16.81; 1,600, 5:09.26; 3,200, 11:48.34), Mirwais Fazli, (4-10), B.J. Cutar (triple jump, 35-3) and Arely Serrano (800, 2:47.45).

In junior varsity girls competition Sierra defeated River Islands 46-42 and Manteca 64-20 with River Islands defeating Manteca 54-20.

Holly Mannoor won the 100 hurdles (21.03) and 300 hurdles (1:02.96) for the Timberwolves with Jazmine Calderon-Banda (100, 13.55) and Mackenzie Dorstad (3,200, 14:31.08) also winning for Sierra.

Winning first for River Islands were Evelyn Thomas (200, 28.79), Mikayla Samoranos (1,600, 13:58.30), Brianna Lee (long jump, 14-2, triple jump, 31-10),

4x100 relay (Thomas, Gianna Brasfield, Jayla Figueroa, Veronica Erilim, 55.28) and 4x400 relay (Brianna Lee, Brooklyn Lee, Samoranos, Angelina Trigos, 4:53.17).

Layla Flannigan (400, 1:08.77) and Amaya Zavala-Valverde (shot put, 28-5) were first-place winners for Manteca.