Local athletes compete at Alisal


SALINAS — Track and field teams from Gonzales, Greenfield, and Soledad High Schools participated in the Alisal Track and Field Invitational on Saturday at Alisal High School in Salinas. The host Alisal Trojans won the varsity boys and varsity girls divisions. North Monterey County won the frosh-soph boys division and North Salinas won the frosh-soph girls division.

Gonzales High placed fourth in the varsity boys division, sixth in the varsity girls division, eleventh in the frosh-soph boys division, and sixth in the frosh-soph girls division. Greenfield placed fourth in the frosh-soph boys division. Soledad placed fifth in the varsity boys division, and third in the frosh-soph girls division.

Gonzales High medal winners from the varsity division were: Damian Acosta, third in the 100 meters; Nick Flores, third in the 800 meters 2:17; Pablo Villasenor, second in the shot put 44-11..50 and second in the discus 128-7; Mario Martinez, 35-4. Luis Sainz of Gonzales placed third in the frosh-soph boys triple jump.

Jasmin Yadao of Gonzales placed third in the varsity girls discus with a best of 80-8 and the Spartan 4 x 100 relay team placed third in 54.8. Members of the Gonzales relay team were Alyssa Martinez, Bianca Sanchez, Madisyn Schweitzer, and Athena Landeros. Jazmin Useda won medals in the frosh-soph girls division for placing 2nd in the 1600 in 6:00 and third in the 800 n 2:37. Jackie Ramirez placed second in the frosh-soph shot put with a best of 27-10.50.

Soledad High School won medals in the varsity boys shot put, the 4 x 100 relay team and the 110 and 300 hurdles. Daniel Contawe placed first in the shot put with a mark of 44-11 and Ulises Camarena placed third in the 110 hurdles in 17.4 and second in the 300 hurdles in 48.9 Camarena was a member of the Aztec relay team that place third in a time of 47.0. Camarena relay team members were Miguel Gonzalez, Emanual Ortega, and Daniel Contawe.

The Soledad frosh-soph girls were led by Denise Virgen’s first place finishes in the 200 (27.9) and the 400 (1:03). Virgen also placed second in the triple jump with a best of 27-4. Belen Flores won a second place medal in the 300 hurdles (53.0) and third in the 100 hurdles (20.8). Estefania Montel placed third in the 3200 with a time of 13:57 and Gyrallene Degarcia placed third in the 100 in 14.3.

Luis Meza placed first in the varsity boys 1600, running the race in 4:46. In the frosh-soph boys Rodrigo Garcia won the 3200 in 10:18 and Edward Villagomez placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 33-11.50. Kenny Martinez placed second in the long jump with a top jump of 17-6.50.


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