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TRACK & FIELD: Sierra’s Miller takes third in long jump for Masters berth
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FOLSOM — Sierra’s Miranda Miller finished third Wednesday in the long jump at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III Track and Field Trials, and as result of finishing in the top seven combined from Divisions II and III she will advance to the SJS Masters Championships next Wednesday at Elk Grove High. 

Half of the field events were runs as finals at Vista del Lago High and all but the 1,600- and 3,200-meter running events were run as trials, with the other half of the field events and the finals in the running events to be contested on Friday. Miller’s effort of 17 feet, 11 ½ inches and the resultant third-place finish was the best finals performance by a local athlete. 

East Union’s Jaysen Reindel was fifth in the discus (136-5) with Sierra teammates Citlali Chavez finishing sixth in the girls discus (33-9) and Miguel Cervantes finishing seventh in the discus (132-6). 

The Division II and III track trials were run separately Wednesday as will the finals on Friday with the combined top seven advancing to the Masters. The Valley Oak League teams competed in Division III with Sierra’s Nicholas Stanley qualifying in four boys events, finishing first in 300 hurdles (40.48 seconds), second in the 110 hurdles (15.49), seventh in the 200 (23.28) and was on the second-place 4x400 relay (3:29.10) with Jerardo Salcedo, Jesse Hurtado and David Correa. Hurtado was first in the 800 (1:59.83).

Lathrop’s Michael Ramos was third in the 300 hurdles (40.51), fourth in the 100 (11.25) and was on the sixth-place 4x400 relay (3:35.12) and seventh-place 4x100 (44.48). 

Sierra’s Jasmin Correa advanced in four girls events, finishing fourth in the 200 (25.45) and 400 (58.61). She was on the second-place 4x400 relay (4:11.34) with Jeida Lavender, Raiann Prieto and Julia Recker and the fifth-place 4x100 relay (49.79) with Lavender, Prieto and Jaida Franklin. Timberwolves teammate Megan Oblin was third in the 800 (2:21.68), Recker was fourth in the 300 hurdles (48.78), Lavender was fifth in the 400 (1:00.80) and Miller was sixth in the 100 hurdles (17.33). 

East Union’s Jadyn Snaer qualified in three girls events – finishing second in the 100 (12.30), fifth in the 200 (25.79) and along with Mikayla Surnip, Alexus Surnip and Nicole Watson finished fourth in the 4x100 relay (49.65). Surnip was fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.20) and Lancers teammate Julia Vezaldenos was second in the 300 hurdles (47.96) and sixth in the 400 (1:01.67). 

Lathrop’s Myani Thornton was fifth in the 100 (12.74), eighth in the 200 (27.05) and was on the sixth-place 400 relay (50.80) with Virly Santos, Ashley Gaspar and Zakiyaa Nelson. Santos was third in the 100 hurdles (16.70).