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WEEKEND: Fay, Mailangi shine at Edison track invitational
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East Union sophomore Jackson Fay edged out Manteca’s Julian Moncada to win the 100-meter dash during the Edison-hosted Viking Invitational held at Franklin High of Stockton this past Saturday.

Fay finished in 11.16 seconds, a tick ahead of Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships finalist Moncada (11.17). The top three placers in every event earned medals.

Fay also took fourth in the 200 with a personal-best time of 23.09 and was on the runner-up 4x100 relay (43.46) with Cesar Salinas, Anthony Morales and JP Abrew. Salinas took second in the 400 (54.04) and was joined by Moses Segura, Pierre Rodriguez and Morales on the third-place mile relay (3 minutes, 44.19 seconds).

Sierra senior Genesis Mailangi was the top female performer from area schools, as she earned gold medals in the shot put (34 feet, 10 inches) and discus (personal record 113-03).

Linda Medrano of East Union took first in the 3,200 (12:31.09) and third in the mile (5:39.62).

Manteca was well represented in the boys distance events. Oscar Angel placed second in both the 1,600 (4:34.77) and 3,200 (9:51.89) with personal records, while Dario Rodriguez captured gold in the 800 (2:04.15).

Other top-three placers: Sierra’s Tristan Crowe (800, third; 1,600, third), Sierra’s Ernesto Pacheco (third, 3,200), Manteca boys 4x100 (Kaden MacDannald, Jayden Scarver, Bryson Davis, Moncada) and Manteca’s Davis (long jump, third).

In junior varsity, Manteca freshman Nikko Juarez came away with four gold medals with wins in the 200, 400, long jump and 4x100 relay (William Brown, Anthony Gomes, Evan White).

The Sierra tandem of Christian Gonzalez (800, 1,600) and Jessica Miranda (400, 800) and East Union’s Anayah Wills (100, 200) were double winners. Baylee Montano of East Union won the shot put and was the runner-up in the discus.

Also taking first at the JV level were Sierra’s Matthew Johnson (100), Sierra’s Anthony Bueno (3,200) and Manteca’s Paisley Coenenberg (1,600).



CIF Championships

Sierra’s Ashley De Belen and Natalie Mejia both went 0-2 in the state meet at Mechanics Bank Arena. They were the only two wrestlers from the Manteca area to qualify.

De Belen drew top-seeded Isabella Marie Gonzales of Clovis East in her 115-pound opener, going down 29 seconds to the eventual champ. She then lost to eventual eighth-place finisher Anabesle Serratos of Santa Ana by fall in 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

Mejia competed in the 170-pound bracket, getting outpointed by Banning’s Melissa Guerrero 6-1 and Dublin’s Lavenda Hafoka, 5-0.