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TRACK & FIELD: Manteca sweeps Ripon in VOL meet
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Manteca's Isabella Avila receives the baton from Cassidy Aguilar and pulls away from Ripon's Riley Rangel on the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay. - photo by Dave Campbell

RIPON — Manteca swept Ripon in Valley Oak League track and field action Wednesday at Stouffer Field with the Buffaloes boys winning 71-41 and the Manteca girls edging the

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Manteca's Katelyn Gross competes in the long jump at Ripon - photo by Dave Campbell
Indians 59-52.

The Buffaloes’ Jesse Lopez won three events — the 100 meters (11.91 seconds), 200 (24.42) and the 4x100 relay.

“We came into the stadium with a good attitude,” Lopez said. “We were ready to push our strengths, stick with what we know and we worked as hard as we could.

“We need to continue to motivate each other to do our best.”

Manteca’s Alyson Schneider won the 100 (13.62) and was on the winning 4x100 relay (54.71).

“It was a pretty good meet,” Schneider said. “We came in hard and I am proud of the team.”

Katelyn Gross won three events for the Manteca girls — 100 hurdles, 20.55; 300 hurdles, 59.37; long jump, 14 feet, 8 inches — and Leilani Gross won the shot put (29-11) and discus (91-9).

Other first-place winners for the Buffaloes girls were Galilea Sanchez (200, 33.74), Sienna Jones (1600, 5:29.63) and Charleen Madayag (pole vault, 7-0, tie).

First-place winners for the Manteca boys were Jonathan Solis (400, 57.27), Ryan Inderbitzin (high jump, 5-4), Justice Chase (long jump, 19-1) and Armon Bayford (shot put, 38-8).

For the Ripon girls, Annie Wild won the 3200 (12:38.58), was second with a personal best by 8 seconds in the 1600 (5:38.53) and was on the second-place 4x100 relay (55.10). 

“I felt really good about today,” Wild said. “I had amazing races and I ran my relays with amazing people.”

The Indians’ Anthony Saucedo won the 110 hurdles (15.97), 300 hurdles (43.45) and was on the winning 4x100 relay (50.33). 

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Ripon's Tristan Anderson edges Manteca's Sergio Farias for second place on the 1,600 relay. - photo by Dave Campbell
“Last week I was a little rusty since it was the first meet of the year,” Saucedo said. “So I felt pretty good.

“I improved a lot since last week and I PR’d in both of the hurdle races. I felt confident. 

Valente Hernandez won three events for the Ripon boys — 800 (2:42.54), 1,600 (5:21.29) and 3,200 (12:26.06). Other first place Indians boys were Jaden Hamilton (pole vault, 8-0, tie), 

Victor Alvarellos (pole vault, 8-0, tie), and Otto Kellner (discus, 101-8).

Laila Irigoyen (400, 1:06.15), Shay Cunningham (800, 2:43.95) and Madison Fontes (pole vault, 7-0, tie) finished first for the Indians girls.

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Manteca's Jesse Lopez wins the 100 in front of Ripon's Jaden Hamilton and Manteca's Justice Chase. - photo by Dave Campbell

Sactown Races

East Union's Taylor Snaer set a personal record and won the 100-meter dash in 12.66 seconds at Whitney High of Rocklin. The invitational was for freshmen and sophomores only.

Snaer was also part of the runner-up mile relay team which included April Duarte, Linda Medrano and Chloe Silva. They finished in 4:29.31, with a team from Whitney winning in 4:24.98.