The Sierra girls track team came close to threatening Oakdale’s decade-long reign in the Valley Oak League but ended up on the losing end of a 70-65 decision at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Thursday.
The Timberwolves, however, got the program-wide edge, with the boys claiming a 75-61 victory and the two lower-level teams also coming out on top.
Kyle Wesley won the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as the triple jump to spearhead Sierra’s varsity boys (2-0). Jesse Hurtado also picked up big points by taking first in the 800 and 1,600.
Megan Oblin paced the Sierra girls (1-1) with wins in all three distance events. Jasmin Correa won the 200, 400 and was part of the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
“It was a great day for a track meet today,” Sierra coach Ezequiel Ruiz said. “Our team came out and competed at a high level today and we knew it was going to be a close one. Unfortunately, we fell a bit short on the varsity girls side, but I am proud of the effort and work they put into trying to win the meet. Oakdale has won 11 league titles in a row and we gave came close to beating them.”
Sierra 78, Oakdale 54 (B)
Sierra 71, Oakdale 47 (G)
Sabas Montes highlighted the 2-0 boys contingent with wins in the 800 and 1,600. The girls (1-1) were led by Julia Recker (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Laica Marte (200, 400) and Jessica Guzman (1,600, 3,200).