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Manteca sweeps Sonora; varsity boys remain undefeated in VOL
Lathrop Highs Saul Ruelas competes in the high jump during a Valley Oak League track meet at Oakdale Thursday. - photo by By IKE DODSON

After outlasting rival Sierra last week, Manteca High’s varsity boys track team continued its early-season roll with a 94-51 win over visiting Sonora Thursday.

The undefeated Buffaloes remain tied for first place with Oakdale through three Valley Oak League dual meets.

Manteca’s girls squad, meanwhile, picked up its first win, 58-37.

The Manteca boys had eight different athletes come through with first-place finishes while sweeping three events (200, 400, shot put) and claiming both relay races.

Jordan Lyons paced a sweep in the 400 and was a part of the 200 sweep, finishing second behind Donovan Lucas. Lucas was also the runner-up in the 100-meter dash won by Tylo Both.

Isaiah Cruz was second in both the 1,600 and 3,200. Marcus Avila led the way in the 300 hurdles.

In the throws, Elijah Surall won the discus and was third in the shot put. Daniel Clemons led the 1-2-3 sweep in the shot, and Carl Chandler took first in the high jump.

Jessy Talarico was the top performer for the Lady Buffaloes. She nearly won four individual events, placing second only in the pole vault while prevailing in the 100 hurdles, triple jump and long jump.

Sophie Barragan won the 100 and took second in the 200. Blake Lamoreaux spearheaded a sweep in the 800.

Sierra 77, Kimball 57 (B)

In Tracy, Emmanuel Elijah and sophomore Onix Paredes were the big points producers for the Timberwolves (2-1).

Elijah won the 100 and 200, Paredes finished No. 1 in the 400 and pole vault and both were on the winning 4x400 relay.

Bret Wilson prevailed in the discus throw and took second in both the high jump and shot put. Kayson Matela contributed a win in the long jump and a second-place finish in the triple.

Kimball 69, Sierra 63 (G)

It came down to the 4x400 relay won by host Kimball. Sierra (2-1) nearly overcame its relative lack of depth with versatility.

Sophia Vukanovich (400, 800) and Shakira Lewis (100, long jump) each won two events. Sammie Oliveira won the triple jump, took second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles.


Sierra 77, Kimball 47 (B)

Jake Suppinger anchored Sierra with wins in the 200, 400 and 4x400. He was also third in the high jump.

Khashari Nguyen topped the field in the 800 and mile, and Devonte Reese claimed both throwing events. Arnell Surnip joined Suppinger on the mile relay while placing second in the 800 and third in the 400.

Manteca 74.5, Sonora 24.5 (B)

Distance runner Andres Garcia placed first in the mile and half-mile events.

Nate Gatehouse spearheaded a sweep in the 400 and was the runner-up finisher in the 100 and 200. Edger Herrera ended up first, second and third in the 300 hurdles, 1,600 and 110 hurdles, respectively.

Also winning were Carl Chandler (discus), Matt Wilkerson (110 hurdles), Donovan Lucas (long jump), Brandon Santos (high jump) and Billy Sharmoug (shot put).

Kimball 63, Sierra 60 (G)

Elizabeth Ma did her part in a tightly-contested defeat, winning the 800 and mile runs. Anna Cardenas earned first in the triple jump.

Maria Jose Correa placed second in the 400 and anchored the winning 4x400.

Manteca 57, Sonora 16 (G)

Madeline Keasling nearly outscored Sonora herself with wins in the 100 hurdles and 100 along with a second place in the 200.

Adrianna De la Cruz won the 200 and long jump and was second in the 100. Lorena Hernandez (800), Evenly Gonzalez (1,600) and Athena Ferro (discus) round out the Lady Buffaloes’ event winners.