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ROUNDUP: Manteca, Sierra split VOL track meet
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The Manteca boys track and field team remains unbeaten in Valley Oak League dual meets after outscoring host Sierra 93-41 at Thursday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

Sierra won the girls competition, 79-42.

Julian Moncada and Roberto Facundo were the top points producers for Manteca’s boys. Moncada took first place in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, while Facundo won the 110 and 300 hurdles. Ramon Arechiga (400) and Kaden MacDannald (long jump) were single-event winners who joined Moncada and Facundo on the first-place 4x100 relay. MacDannald set a personal record in the long jump with a mark of 20 feet, 1 ½ inches.

Oscar Angel (3,200), Alexander Chatham (discus throw), D Marcus Estes (high jump) and David Chea (pole vault) each one an event for Manteca. Scoring first-place points for Sierra were Jovan Sangha (800), Christian Gonzalez (1,600), Shomari McKnight (shot put) and Anthony Grady (triple jump, 49-06 PR).

Alani Mullenix was the top performer for Sierra’s triumphant girls team, claiming the 100, 200 and 4x100. She was backed by Mia Lagunas (400), Aileen Montero (high jump), Chantel Schneider (100 hurdles) and Abigail Chapman (300 hurdles, long jump). Chapman PR’d in the long jump at 16-6.

Sienna Jones paced the Manteca girls, netting wins in the 800, 1,600 and 4x100. Genesis Mailangi won the shot put with a new PR of 35-10 ½.  Shylea Hollins (discus), Jada Ikharo (triple jump) and Rylan Steckler (pole vault) each won an event.

Manteca’s frosh-soph boys won in an 83-27 rout, getting four first-place finishes out of Edward Anthony (200, 400, 4x100, 4x400). Joining him on the relays are Quinn Martinez (100, 4x100, 4x400), Nikolas Ellks (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Jhadis Luckey (long jump, 4x100).

Victor Espinoza (800), Gavin Goodwin (discus) and Mathieu Evans (high jump, triple jump) also keyed the win. Event winners for Sierra were Landen Nabb (1,600), Anthony Bueno (3,200) and Jake Cronin (shot put).

Sierra took the frosh-soph girls contest, 68-39. Multi-event winners Anayiah Willis (100, 200), Monserrat Saavedra (400, 4x400), Ashlyn Springer (800, 1,600) and Ellianna Jasso (shot, discus). Ashley Maria De Belen (high jump) and Margeil Garcia (triple jump).

Kristine Timario was the highlight for Manteca’s girls with wins both hurdle events. Karmadeep Kaur (pole vault) and Camila Torres (long jump) also pitched in with first-place points.



Trans-Valley League

Another day, another round in the red for Ripon’s Chad Flory.

He finished 6-under 72 in the fifth league tournament Thursday at Rancho Del Rey Golf Course in Atwater. The senior has been low medalist in every TVL event, and Ripon was again the top team with a 393. Hughson (456), Hilmar (505), Livingston (533) and Escalon (543) followed.

Jeremie Little also had a stellar round, scoring 2-over 74 for the Indians. Ty Herrin (82), Richie Hughes (85) and Vince Uecker (86) rounded out Ripon’s score.


Valley Oak League

East Union was the top team from the area in the third VOL tournament held at Oakdale Golf & Country Club. The Lancers netted a 495 behind Kimball’s 482 and Oakdale’s 422.

Manteca was fourth with a 498 and was followed by Sierra (505) and Central Catholic (506).

Oakdale’s Cooper Pitney was the individual winner with a 1-under 72.

Scoring for East Union were Nolan Mix (94), Tony Agueda (97), Brandon Pine (99), Michael Pires (92) and Tiago Chadinha (113).

Ethan Freitas paced Manteca with an 89 and was backed by Connor Deprater (102), Zenon Garay (96), Cooper Chamberlain (97) and Andrew Robison (114).

Sierra was led by Zane Wallmer’s 89. Konnor Spears (101), Jake Llamas Mojarro (112), Carson Murray (97) and Payton Robertson (106) accounted for the rest of the Timberwolves’ score.



Ripon Christian 18, Gustine 5

At Gustine on Wednesday, the Knights (7-1, 13-4) scored at least one run in each of the final six innings to blow open the Southern Athletic League tilt.

Justin Severson spearheaded the power surge, finishing a triple shy of the cycle while going 3 for 4 with four RBIs. Eli Terpsma went 3 for 5 with a triple and three runs. Micah English was 3 or 4 with a triple and three RBIs. Josh Buffalow added two hits, one of them a double and a pair of RBIs.

Ripon Christian totaled 15 hits, which made up for four errors on defense.

Starting pitcher Luke Crivello threw three innings, striking out three while giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks. Terpsma and English pitched two innings each in relief, and the trio combined to hold Gustine (5-4, 6-5) to six hits.



Orestimba 13, Ripon Christian 1 (5)

Ripon Christian (4-3, 6-8) hung with the top SAL team for three innings but was ultimately done in by errors. The visiting Warriors (6-0, 11-4) busted it wide open with eight runs in the top of the fifth inning, putting the mercy rule into play.

Orestimba pitcher Jacquelyn Lujan struck out 11 and held the Knights to one hit. Cilya Michel got the lone knock for Ripon Christian, and Reagan Van Der Hoek scored the run.

Orestimba’s Belany Martens was a homer away from hitting or the cycle, finishing 3 fof 3 with two rBIs and a run. Joslyn Sotelo and Hailey Starr each drove in three runs.