The Sierra High boys’ 200 freestyle relay team set a school record during the Valley Oak League dual swim meet at East Union Friday.
The team of John Buonauro, Trevor Fast, Scott Tolman and Zack Thomas clocked a first-place 1:32.63, leading the Timberwolves to a 114-46 win.
The same group also captured the 200 medley relay.
Tolman (100 breaststroke, 200 IM), Fast (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke), Thomas (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), and Buonauro (200 freestyle) took first place in their individual events.
For East Union, Josh Macedo took third place in the 100 breast stroke by a whisper.
Sierra girls defeated Lathrop, 125-43.
Vanessa Flores (100 freestyle, 50 freestyle) won two of her individual events. Natalie Jamero (200 freestyle), Gwyneth Berry (200 IM), Nancy Enriquez (100 butterfly), Ashlea Green (500 freestyle) and Amy Windschitl also took first in the respective events.
Janelle Machado (100 backstroke) was the only East Union swimmer to take a first in her event.
Weston Ranch 45 (boys)
Weston Ranch 44 (girls)
At Manteca, the Buffaloes put together a dominating performance against the visiting Cougars on Friday.
The Manteca boys (3-3 in VOL) moved up Angel Pulido and Joey Goodman to further strengthen the squad.
The Buffalo girls (3-3 in VOL) saw Alyssa Trejo shave 11 seconds of her time in the 500 freestyle to qualify for sections.
East Union 9, Lathrop 0
Despite the score, the Lancers had a few tough matches against the visiting Spartans.
Kyle Niendorf, East Union’s No. 3 singles player, needed a tiebreaker to get past Albert Hoang (1-6, 7-5, 10-5). Ditto that for No. 5 singles player Jake Kramer, who also battled Ben Hoang (6-2, 0-6, 10-9).
Andrew Rossette, who is the Lancers No. 1 player, had a rough time with Lathrop’s Chris Consul before squeaking by 7-5, 6-3.
Kevin Forbes defeated East Union’s No. 2 singles Ondrej Noga (7-5, 6-1).
Other winners for the Lancers included Tim Lumauig, Carlos Romero and the teams playing doubles.
Lathrop 79, East Union 42
At Lathrop, Isaias Hunter took first place in the high jump and long jump to lead the Spartans past the Lancers in Thursday’s VOL meet.
Nathan Ogunbanwo (shot put), Elijah Hunter (discus), Cameron Corner (triple jump), Felician Crisostomos (110 hurdles) and Chris McKay (300 intermediate hurdles) also contributed to the Lathrop victory.
The Spartans, in addition, claimed the 4 by 100 relays behind the efforts of Corner, Hunter, Raymond Macciocchi and Jacari Thompson.
East Union 68, Lathrop 64
The Lancers edged the Spartans in the VOL.
Lathrop had double first-place winners in Kira Booth (200, long jump) and Marisol Baltazar (mile, two miles).
“We ran very strong at all levels today and had some outstanding performances,” said Lathrop coach Krystle Davis. “We had some events that we thought would go our way in the varsity girls – one placement higher (in an event) and it would’ve been enough to swing (the score) in our favor.”
East Union 59 (boys)
East Union 39 (girls)
Zakiyaa Nelson (100, 200), Jaelyn Coleman (high jump, triple jump), and Verly Santos (100 high hurdles, 300 intermediate hurdles) were the big winners for the Spartan girls.
Ditto that for Tremayne Willis (100, 200), Galvin Munoz (400), and Michael Ramos (110 hurdles). All three were first-place finishers in their respective events for the Lathrop boys.
East Union 0 (boys)
East Union (girls)
At East Union, Anika Berg (100 freestyle, 100 IM) paced Sierra past East Union.
Vanessa Benham (50 breaststroke), Devin Ontai (50 backstroke), Michelle Berber (50 butterfly) as well as the relay teams also took first for the Timberwolves.
For the Lancers, Lindsey Jordan took a close second in the 50 backstroke.
The Sierra boys competed uncontested.
East Union 12, Manteca 0
Lancers’ pitcher Ragan Fowzer threw a four-inning perfect game Thursday with strikeouts.
She helped her cause against the Buffaloes by going 2 for 3 with a triple. Also contributing was Aunisti Gonzalez, who went 2 for 2 at the plate for East Union (11-4).
Faith Stofferahn, who was 2 for 3, made an outstanding defensive play to keep the perfect game intact.