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Two MHS records fall in VOL meet at EU
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Manteca’s Rylan Steckler took first place and set a school record effort in the girls pole vault at 10 feet, 2 inches. - photo by Dave Campbell

After a four-way Valley Oak League track meet between Manteca, East Union, Kimball and Central Catholic on Wednesday at Dino Cunial Field, the Buffaloes have two new record holders — Jada Ikharo in the long jump and Rylan Steckler in the pole vault.

Ikharo’s record-setting effort in the long jump was 16 feet, ½ inch and she also won the triple jump (36-2), was on the winning 4x100 relay team (51.93) with Antonique Jones, Niemah Rollins and Camila Torres and was third in the high jump (4-6). Steckler cleared 10-2 to set the new pole vault mark and she was second in the high jump (4-8). The Manteca girls went 1-2-3 in the shot put with Genesis Mailangi finishing first (37-9), Raniya Nelson second (32-7) and Makayla Pelesasa third (31-5).

The Buffaloes girls swept the meet, defeating Kimball 68-66, Central Catholic 89-36 and East Union 94-42. Finishing second for Manteca were Makayla Spencer (200, 28.05; 400, 1:03.13),

Jordyn Hegarty (800, 2:40.11), and the 4x400 relay (Makayla Spencer, Michailla Springs, Kristine Timario, Alisha James, 4:26.74).

Camila Torres finished third in the 100 (13.39) for the Manteca as did Kristine Timario (100 hurdles, 18.86) and Deaja Nelson (pole vault, 5-6).

Paisley Coenenberg (1,600, 5:48.76) and Mariela Navarro (long jump, 5-0) finished first for the East Union girls as did the 4x800 relay (Ashley Vasquez, Chloe Silva, Jarely Ortiz, Linda Medrano, 11:39.27).

The Lancers girls defeated Central Catholic 69-55 and lost to Kimball 77-58 and Manteca 94-42.

Finishing second for East Union were Caliyah Lopez (100, 13.08), Jarely Ortiz (3,200 13:54.08),

Navarro (long jump, 15-4) and Ruth Okeanya (triple jump, 30-2).

Kinsley Herrera was third in the 200 for East Union (28.32) as was Jarely Ortiz (800, 2:40.99),

Okeanya (long jump, 14-1) and the 4x100 relay (Lopez, Herrera, Kaylee Mejia, Addyson Soulier, 53.98).

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Manteca’s Jordyn Hegarty was second in the girls 800 meters at 2 minutes, 40.11 seconds followed by East Union’s Jarely Ortiz at third (2:40.99) and Manteca’s Paisley Coenenberg at fourth (2:42.23).

The Manteca boys also swept the meet, defeating Kimball 80-60, Central Catholic 90-33 and East Union 97-36 with the Buffaloes notching seven first-place finishes - Jayden Scarver (400, 50.67), Oscar Angel (1,600, 4:31.88), William Brown (110 hurdles, 16.80), Josiah Ford (300 hurdles, 43.73), Alijah Marshall (pole vault, 9-0), Nikko Juarez (long jump, 20-6) and the

4x100 relay (Alijah Marshall, Brown, Izzy Arechiga, Jayden Scarver, 44.12).

D. Marcus Estes finished second in the high jump (5-4) and triple jump (39-11) for Manteca as did Scarver (200, 22.56), Angel (800, 2:01.87), Ford (110 hurdles, 16.85), Brown (300 hurdles, 44.15), Christopher King (shot put, 49-1), Tomasi Sovatabua (discus, 118-6) and the

4x800 relay (Victor Espinoza, Jeremiah Moreno, Aiden Booth, Jaime Leon, 9:23.07).

Finishing third for the Buffaloes were Dario Rodriguez (400, 51.83; 800, 2:02.44), Ruben Moreno (shot put, 44-1) and Estes (long jump, 19-10).

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Manteca’s William Brown (center) won the boys 110 hurdles in 16.80 seconds with teammate Josiah Ford (second from left) finishing second (16.85).

The East Union boys defeated Central Catholic 74-49 and were defeated by Manteca 97-36 and Kimball 106-30 with Jackson Fay (200, 22.17) and Sebastian Arrizano (shot put, 49-3) finishing first. The 4x400 relay of Anthony Morales, Jaden Gallego, Fay and J.P. Abrew finished second (3:50.25) with third-place finishes by Abrew (200, 22.88), the 4x400 relay (Moses Segura, Diego Bustamante, Juan Toscano, Alex Cervantes (3:53.16) and 4x800 relay (William Story, Joseph Perez, Leon Camacho, Anthony Zavala-Garcia, 9:37.61).

In junior varsity boys competition, Mateo Esparza (400, 55.39)

Sean Rutter (pole vault, 11-0), the 4x100 relay (Daniel Rivera-Cruz, Evan White, Paul Grisham Jr., Josiah Martinez, 45.62) and 4x400 relay (Esparza, Micah Cardoza, White, Martinez, 4:01.56) finished first for

Manteca. Finishing first for East Union were Ryann Medina (300 hurdles, 49.16), Caydan Soliz (shot put, 38-6), Dorian Fox (discus, 97-5) and Ricky Soria-Cabudoy (long jump, 18-10).

The Manteca 4x400 girls relay (Mariah Sanchez, Layla Flannigan, Gabby Leon, Sierriah Garcia, 4:49.84) and Saniyah Anthony (shot put, 28-1) finished first as did Alysia Reece-Sinclair (1,600, 6:31.27), Joanna Muthart (3,200, 12.:59.92) and Rebecca Bianco (pole vault, 5-6) from East Union.