FAIR OAKS — Three Manteca Unified athletes earned berths to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Wednesday at Bella Vista High.
Lathrop’s Isaias Hunter was the top finisher among the area qualifiers in the SJS Division II-III Trials, placing third in the high jump with mark of 6 feet, 2 inches. Andrew Farley of Weston Ranch took seventh in the shot put with a toss of 46-11.
Sierra standout Kyle Wesley finished fourth in the triple jump (44-0 ½) while qualifying for Friday’s final heats in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
The top seven placers in Wednesday’s field events advance to Masters, while the top nine in track events — except for the 800, which took the best 12 — make it through to the divisional trials. Preliminary- and final-round flights for the boys pole vault, long jump and discus throw along with the girls high jump, long jump and shot put will take place Friday.
Wesley clocked the fifth fastest time in the 100 (10.93) and goes into the 200 final seeded seventh (22.82). Bikram Thiara also had a solid effort for the Valley Oak League’s boys champion Timberwolves, finishing fourth in the 110 and 300 hurdles (14.68, 39.67). Jesse Hurtado is fifth for the 800 (1:59.11).
Sierra’s girls have two track finalists in Manjot Kaur (300 hurdles, eighth, 49.97) and Jasmin Correa (400, third, 1:00.08). Correa turned in the eighth fastest time in her event but won her heat.
Freshman Jadyn Snear led the East Union girls with second- and seventh-seeded times in the 100 and 200 (12.25, 26.09). She was also part of the eighth-place (4:12.04) mile relay team with Kelley Higginson, Patricia Tajii and Julia Vezaldenos. Tajii will be back Friday in two individual events after taking sixth in the 300 hurdles (49.23) and seventh in the 100 hurdles (16.48).
Jade Griffin will represent Manteca in three events. She had the third best time in the 200 (25.63), sixth in the 100 (12.45) and helped the 4x100 relay — which also includes, Summer Kirby, Trinity Basuil and Raygan Both — finish sixth in 49.71.
Manteca’s Juan Gomez took fourth in the 400 (49.64) and qualified in the 4x400 (seventh, 3:27.56) with Emiliano Esquivel, Josue Nunez and Charles Mitchell.
Lathrop has two individual track finalists in Michael Ramos (300 hurdles, ninth, 41.65) and Terrina Phillips (800, 12th, 2:26.93). Ramos also ran the 4x400 with Galven Munoz, Tyrell Cooper and Tremayne Willis. They’re seeded fifth with a time of 3:24.62.
Weston Ranch’s Erron Duncan will run in two finals starting with the 4x100 relay (James Walker, Cinque Benn, Andrew Farley), which finished in a three-way tie for seventh in 43.70. Duncan took seventh in the 100 (11.14).
The field events begin at 3 p.m. Friday, while the track trials start at 6 p.m. with the 4x100 boys relay.