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Spartans sprint past Manteca
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Mantecas Charles Mitchell tries to keep pace with Lathrops Tremayne Willis and Anthony Santos in the 200-meter dash. - photo by JONAMAR JACINTO/The Bulletin

Jhai Flowers set a new school record in the pole vault in helping Lathrop’s boys track and field team trample host Manteca 111-23 in a Valley Oak League meet Thursday.

The Spartans girls team prevailed in a more competitive matchup, 67-46.

“We had a few people missing today at all levels but the kids stepped up and filled in the spots where they were needed and did a great job,” Lathrop coach Krystle Davis said. “Manteca is really young this year but they have a few kids to keep an eye on.”

Flowers won the pole vault with a 10-foot, 6-inch mark and also took first in the 110-meter hurdles. Lathrop won every event except for the last, with Manteca taking the 4x400 relay.

Tremayne Willis sprinted to victories in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. He was also part of the winning 4x100. Galven Munoz joined him on the relay team and captured firsts in the long jump and 400.

Vince Prasad doubled in the 1,600 and 3,200. Christian Allamby won the 300 hurdles and finished only behind Flowers in the 110 hurdles. Ben Lindsey was the shot put winner, while Frankie Edu earned top honors in the discus throw.

Myani Thornton provided the Lathrop girls big points with wins in the 100, 200 and 4x100. Kalani Akers won both the long and triple jumps. Crystal Baltazar paced her way to first place in the 1,600 and was the 3,200 runner-up. Virly Santos (100 hurdles), Malia Akers (300 hurdles) and Barbara Adade (shot) each had one win.

First-place finishers for Manteca were Natalia Duran (800), Kathern Nguyen (400), Stephanie Zamora (3,200) and Julianne Eavenson (discus).



Sierra 76, Oakdale 60

OAKDALE — The Timberwolves outpointed Oakdale behind multi-win efforts from Kyle Wesley (100, 200) and Bikram Thiara (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles).



East Union 66, Kimball 64 

TRACY — Despite being shorthanded, the Lancers were able to come through with a big win in a four-way meet at Kimball. They beat Central Catholic and Weston Ranch by wide margins.

East Union led by seven points going into the 4x400 relay, the final event of the meet.

Jadyn Snaer picked up wins in the 100, 200 and 4x100. Patricia Tajii was part of the winning 4x100 and took first in both hurdle events. Donja Payne placed first in the shot put and discus. Michaela Pangburn (high jump) and Kelly Higginson (3,200) also won events.


Oakdale 79, Sierra 56

OAKDALE — Jasmin Correa tallied wins in the 200 and 400 for Sierra. Megan Oblin contributed first-place points in the two distance events.


Frosh-soph boys

Manteca 65 Lathrop 61

Jacob De Jesus was the difference maker for the Buffaloes, taking first in the 100, 200 and long jump while anchoring the winning 4x100 relay.

Eiseo Casillas won the 800, and Aiden Klinesmith won the discus.

Jefferry Hargreaves led Lathrop with wins in the 400 and 4x400. Jaime Abida placed first in the 110 and 300 hurdles.


Oakdale 76, Oakdale 58

OAKDALE — David Correa was the standout for Sierra, rolling to wins in the 400 and 800.


Frosh-soph girls

Lathrop 77 Manteca 43

Ally Giorgano produced first-place points in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay for Lathrop. Kasey Matela was the top finisher in the triple jump.

Manteca was paced by Julie Moreno with wins in the 400 and long jump. Malana Sagapolu had the best throw in the discus.