JACKSON – There were a few big schools, including Galt and Atwater, on hand Saturday at Amador High’s varsity-only Amador Relays, but for the most part, the 16-team field was comprised of schools similar to Sierra High in size.
With that as the case, the Timberwolves had a golden opportunity to compare themselves favorably with the competition and that’s exactly what they did.
After plowing into another runner earlier in the day, Rebecca Whitlock was able to regroup and run the first leg for the meet-record-breaking shuttle hurdles relay team that captured gold in 1-minute, 12.6-seconds.
Rebecca’s sister, Courtney, Laney Ribota and Jaslynn Liotard rounded out the squad.
“Rebecca had a wonderful day,” Sierra head coach Anthony Chapman said. “She injured her shoulder but was able to come back and lead the team.
“Overall, the girls team did a fantastic job.”
Sierra’s varsity girls took first in the 4 x 1600 relay, runner-up in the 4 x 200 and third in the 4 x 100.
Christina Westover was second in the discus and Taylor Wilson took third in the long jump.
The boys shuttle hurdles relay team also took third place.
“I was very pleased,” Chapman said. “It was nice to run against schools our own size. We had a really good day, and it’s good to get the team some confidence.
“We also had a lot of youngsters that moved up and performed well.”
Amador did not record team scores.
Sierra heads to the Del Oro Invitational April 17 in Loomis.