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Sierra sweeps East Union in VOL makeup meet
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Sierra High’s track and field team won at all levels in a makeup meet at East Union Tuesday.

The Timberwolves’ varsity boys soundly defeated their rivals 95-37, while the girls cruised to a 91-43 victory. Sierra also won the frosh-soph competitions but far less convincingly.

The Sierra boys (3-2) picked up big points in the distance and jumping events.

Standout Ricky Morris won the 800 and 1,600 as the Timberwolves swept the mile and two-mile races. Jayson Manuta and Kayson Matela went 1 and 2 in the long jump, and Matela also won the triple.

Bret Wilson had a big day in the field events, winning both the shot put and discus while taking second in the high jump. His discus mark of 141 feet, 7 ½ inches was about 14 feet better than his previous personal record.

Emmanuel Elijah did his usual damage in the sprints, winning the 100 and 200 while anchoring the winning 4x100 relay. Jake Suppinger, one of three sophomores on the triumphant mile relay, took first in the 400.

Tevyn Braiden was the top performer for East Union (2-3), placing in the 100, 200 and high jump. Nick Pulous won the 110 hurdles while Jordan Tomlinson claimed the 300. Joseph Daigle finished second in both the shot put and the discus, and Cruz Hernandez was the runner-up in both the 400 and 800.

Sammie Oliveira paced Sierra’s girls (4-1) by earning points in four individual events. She won the 100 hurdles and triple jump while taking second in the pole vault and third in the 300 hurdles.

Sharkira Lewis (100, 200, long jump) and Sophia Vukanovich (400, 800, 4x400) were three-event winners.

Freshman Hayley Silva contributed to the cause by winning the mile and joining Vukanovich on the 4x400. Kelly Paredes won the 3,200, Valerie Nestor took first in the shot and Valerie Westover claimed the discus.

East Union’s Jerrica Hauck was the top pole vaulter who also took second in the 100 and anchored the winning 400 relay. Sarah Jackson placed first in the 300 hurdles, second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 400. Katelyn Allen was second both the 400 and long jump while joining Hauck on the 4x100.

East Union next heads to Manteca Thursday, while Sierra travels to Sonora. Both squads will then compete in the Mudville Invitational hosted by Stockton’s Bear Creek High.

Frosh-soph boys

Sierra 79, East Union 56

Kashari Nguyen led Sierra (3-2) with first-place points in the mile and two-mile runs.

Oscar Rico (110 hurdles, 4x100), Archie Odaomh (triple jump), Johnny Machado (300 hurdles) and Devin Nunez (400, 4x400) also won events. Oudaomh, Machado and Arnell Surnip each placed in three.

Tariq Davis rambled to victories in the 100 and 200 for East Union (3-2). Kyle Bean claimed the pole vault, high jump and long jump. Angel Franco won both the 1,600 and 3,200 and was third in the 800.

Frosh-soph girls

Sierra 66, East Union 55

East Union (4-1) suffered its first loss and made it close by sweeping both throwing events.

Maliah Watson won the shot put and was the runner-up in the discus for the Lancers. Jordan McNeal won the 100 and high jump, while Haley Cook claimed the 200 and took second in the 100. Both were part of the winning 4x100 relay.

Leading Sierra (4-1) to victory were Baile Miller (long jump, triple jump), Natalie Griffin (pole vault), Mariajose Correa (400, 4x400), Elizabeth Ma (800, 1,600) and Morgan Willis (100 hurdles, 4x400).