Sierra’s boys and girls track teams both improved to 3-0 on Thursday, and Miranda Miller continues to set the bar for the program.
In a Valley Oak League dual meet at Manteca High, Miller broke her school record in the pole vault with a mark of 10 feet, 3 inches, helping the Timberwolves prevail, 84-50. Sierra boys won decisively, 99-28.
Miller was the top performer of the meet, also getting wins in the long and triple jumps. Megan Oblin took first in the 800 and 1,600.
For Manteca, Kaley Miller sprinted to first-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Jayda Jackson and Taina Colon tied for first in the high jump. Aleah Melendez, Emily Densmore, Olga Perez and Julia Morena teamed up to win the 4x400 relay.
Holden Fishburn contributed first-place points in the shot put and discus for the Sierra boys. Jerardo Salcedo claimed the 400 and 800. Manteca’s Jacob DeJesus won the 100, and Kai Begonia prevailed in the triple jump.
East Union 3, Sierra 0
The Lancers moved to 2-0 in VOL action on Wednesday, trouncing their rival, 25-7, 25-14, 25-18.
Flavio Mercado led the attack with nine kills and three blocks. Jonathan Castaneda added four kills to go with three aces and six digs. Jacob Lill set 16 assists.
East Union 3, West 0
Alec Alegre collected seven blocks and five kills at the net while serving three aces as East Union (7-2) rolled for a 25-6, 25-12, 24-14 non-league win.
Jonathan Castaneda contributed four kills, five digs and two aces. Mercado tallied nine kills, four blocks and two digs. Parmbir Khattra dished out 19 assists.
East Union travels to Kimball on Monday for a battle between the VOL’s top two clubs.
Ripon Christian 15, Gustine 3
GUSTINE — Ripon Christian (4-1, 8-3 overall) opened up a six-run lead in the top of the first inning and finished with 15 hits in the six-inning Southern Athletic League contest.
Elizabeth Thomas highlighted the offensive display with a three-run homer in the fourth inning. She ended up 3 for 5 with a double and six RBIs. Freshman Maclaira Camper (double, four RBIs) and Ariel Vander Woude (three runs) were also 3 for 5.
Madison DeGraaf plated four runs in her 3-for-4 effort. She was also the winning pitcher with 10 strikeouts. Mikaela Vander Molen contributed two hits and two runs, and Serina Bogan drove in two runs.
Frosh-soph boys track
Manteca 78, Sierra 36
Krys Charles led the Buffaloes stampede with wins in the 100, 200 and 4x100. Domenic Favalaro was also part of the winning 400 relay and chipped in wins in the long jump and 110 hurdles.
Aidan Nicolas and Jose Rios won the pole vault and shot put, respectively. Sierra was paced by Vincent Cruz, who won the 400 and 300 hurdles.
Frosh-soph girls track
Manteca 83, Sierra 29
Bella Avila, Shannon Le and Katelyn Gross were part of the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays for Manteca. Christine Rease joined the 4x100, while Katy Rodriguez was on the mile relay.
Raveen Nijjar was victorious in the 800 and mile. Xitali Magana won the discus.