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Kennedy track boys win SSL power meet
In a South Sequoia League “power meet” held at Robert F. Kennedy, the Kennedy varsity boys outscored the field, 191.75 points to 152 for Shafter. Cesar Chavez was fourth. In frosh-soph boys Chavez placed third and Kennedy sixth.
In varsity girls Chavez placed fourth as a team and Kennedy fifth. Kennedy frosh-soph girls were first and Chavez fifth.
Yoncanni Sandoval of RFK ran 11.3 to win the 100 meters with mate Jonathan Carrillo 8th. RFK’s Jose Mendez ran 4th and CC’s Jesus Lopez 5th in the 200. Mendez for RFK was 2nd in the 400 in 51.71 with CC’s Jesus Lopez 4th and Jesse Ortega 5th.
Kennedy’s Patrick Espinoza won the 800 in 2:05.44 with mate Rafael Gutierrez 4th. Gutierrez won the 1600 in 4:40.54 with Espinoza 3rd and Gutierrez won the 3200 in 10:19.53 with Oscar Batista of RFK placing 7th. Ponce ran 2nd, Renanto Ortiz 4th, Angkahan 6th, Gil Rivas 7th and Cervera 8th for the strong RFK 300 hurdles team. Ponce timed 16.02 to win the 110 high sticks with Cervera 3rd and Angkahan 5th.
In the weights, RFK’s Roman Prieto was 2nd in the shot (44-1), CC’s Blasé Mata 3rd, and RFK’s Fabian Gonzalez 5th and Fernando Herrera 6th. Gonzalez won the discus (121-3) with Prieto 5th. RFK’s Ponce was second in the high jump (5-8) and won the long jump (21-1.25) with CC’s Paul Sangha 2nd, and RFK’s Denmark Cu 4th and Aaron Ruiz 7th. Cu 2nd and Rios 3rd paced RFK in the triple jump.
CC’s Luis Santillano scaled a school record 12-6 in the pole vault with mate Samir Espinoza 2nd and RFK’s Gil Rivas 4th. CCHS ran 3rd in the 400 relay and RFK 4th. Kennedy was 2nd in the 1600 relay.
In the girls’ sprints, CC’s Elvia Ramirez ran 3rd, Yanely Rodriguez 4th,and Sherry Riley 7th in the 100 and Rodriguez 3rd and Ramirez 5th in the 200. RFK’s Victoria Lennon was 5th in the 400 and 800. CC’s Viridiana Rodriguez ran 6th in the 100 hurdles and MaryJoe Rodriguez 7th in the 300 hurdles. CC’s 400 elay of Juniva Rodriguez, Ramirez, Rodriguez, and Riley were winners in 53.34. RFK’s Christen Castulo won the shot put (32-7) and was 4rd in the discus. Jocelyn Enriquez was 4th and V. Rodriguez 6th in the pole vault for CCHS.