Highlanders split team in two for Invite.
The freshman and sophomores competed Friday at the Junior Varsity Carson Invite. The girls finished 6th out of 16 teams with only three student-athletes competing on the day. The young ladies were lead by Millie Jenkins with a personal best and 2nd place finish in the long jump at 14’09”. She would also compete in the 100-meter finishing 3rd and taking 1st place honors in the high jump at 4’10”. Jenkins was invited to return Saturday where she again jumped 4’10” and took 6th.
Fellow teammate Jada Moore finished 4’08” for 2nd place in the high jump. Moore ran the 300-hurdles in 54.44 and the 200-meter in 29.75. Moore is looking to decrease her hurdle time at Truckee Lake meet this Wednesday.
Christina Cervantes finished the 400-meter at 1:20 and had her best throw of 19-09 in shot put of the season. Cervantes also competes in soccer and basketball.
The boys took charge finishing in 8th place out of 19 scoring teams on the night. Two outstanding personal marks were set for the Highlanders. Brad Rye surpassed his vault on Rocklin and cleared 9’06” this mixed in with a 15’06” long jump. Teammate Dylan Cleary set a time of 12.08 in the 100-meter.
Sebastian Hernandez and Niklas Pietzke ran together in the 1600 until Pietzke began his final kick and finished ahead of Sebastian for 4th place finish. Hernandez would ran down Carson and Sierra Lutheran in the final 150-meters of the 800 to take 1st place and set his best time of 2:11.08.
Pietzke was not done and in the 3200-meter in similar fashion stayed with Sierra Lutheran and sprinted the final 100meters in second place with less than a second separating the two athletes in a time of 10:53.8.
Christopher Vaughn and Jack Reber were the only two throwers for the team on Friday. Vaughn threw 29-11 in shot put and 73’07” in discus. Reber made his mark of 27′ in shot and 53’06” in discus. Wyatt Huerta ran the 400-meter in a time of 1:04.2 and Kai Martinez took 6th in high jump at 5’00” and 15’02” in the long jump.
Max Rock battling illness ran a personal best in the 800 of 2:31 while sophomore Tommy Ornburg made personal bests in both 1600 at 6:26 and 3200 of 14:01.
Saturday the weather warmed up.
Millie Jenkins returned in high jump to finish 6th at 4’10” and Samantha Giangreco took 3rd overall in high jump. Junior Emma Perrel had a solid day finishing the long jump at 13’06” and triple jump of 28-00″.
Belle Johnson cleared opening height in pole vault and matched last season’s best height and than added a personal best of 8’06”. Johnson ran the 200-meter in 29.07 and finished ahead of teammate Perrel in the long jump at 13’06.75″.
The boys finished with personal best times in 100 meter and 200meter. Noah Cleary did not make opening height in pole vault and still had a great day with 12.6 and 26.8 times in 100 & 200 respectively. Eleazar Santiago ran similar times of 12.69 in the 100-meter and 25.99 in the 200-meter.
Esten Flores finished with a season best of 40’05” in shot put and all of them will look to build Wednesday April 25th at Truckee, CA.