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Bear River bounder moves on to Masters

The Union Staff

Bear River’s sophomore leaper, Erica Higley, will be the lone Bruin representative at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet after taking second place in the high jump at Friday’s Division II-III section meet at Bella Vista.

Higley’s jump of 5 feet, 3 inches matched her season’s best. Sarah Reinhardt, a senior from Bella Vista, took first in the event with a height of 5-05.

Bear River senior distance runner Alex Coffman just missed out on a trip to the Masters meet Thursday in Elk Grove, coming in ninth place in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 31.61 seconds. Coffman missed the Masters automatic qualifying time by only 2.73 seconds. Coffman also placed 18th in the 3,200 at Friday’s meet.

Elsewhere on the boys side, Alec Bergsted closed his prep career with a 16th-place finish in the shot put, throwing a distance of 42-01.75.

Bear River’s Kimmy Pugel closed her Bruin career with a 15th-place finish in the girls 1,600 with a personal record time of 5:41.58. Also closing her prep career with a strong performance was Lauren Shepard in the shot put, finishing 10th with a personal-best throw of 31-08. She also fared well in the discus, finishing 20th with a throw of 77-05.

Sierra Mitchell, a junior, also closed the season with a personal best, running the 3,200 in 13:19.96 and finishing 21st.

Higley will be the only Bruin moving on to Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet at Elk Grove High School, where she will face the best from all divisions of the section.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at sports@theunion.com or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.


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