PREP ROUNDUP: NU’s Gough, Williams win FVL track and field titles; Lady Miners rally past Rio Linda
Nevada Union’s Garrett Gough and Jai Williams put their athletic prowess to the test at the Foothill Valley League Track and Field Championships last Friday and took home titles for their efforts.
Competing at Placer High School, Gough dominated the boys 3,200-meter race, notching a time of 9 minutes, 42.06 seconds. The senior’s time was nearly 20 seconds faster than the second place finisher, Placer’s Jesus Guerra-Reyes (10:02.01).
Williams, a senior leaper, won the FVL boys high jump title with mark of 6-feet, 2-inches, which beat out second place finisher Dylan Ziegelmann (6-00) from Placer.
Other Miners earning top-three finishes were Jaxon Horne who placed second in the boys 400 (52.29), Decker Krogh who took second in the boys 800 (2:02.63), Mackenzie Morgan who earned second in the girls 800 (2:24.49), Eliza Hales who placed second in the girls triple jump (34-4.5), Arturo Marmol who placed third in the boys 100 (11.58), Sarah Skotnicki who was third in the girls shot put (32-07), and the relay team of Marmol, Garrecht Kitchens, Justice Coray and Dylan McGilvary which placed third in the boys 4×100 (45.42).
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“With the focus on competing well as a team and qualifying as many people as possible for the next round, I’m pleased with how our team did,” said NU head coach Kevin Selby. “The team made great progress over the course of the season.”
The Nevada Union boys took fourth as a team, and the girls squad placed fifth in the six school league.
More than 15 Miners qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Track and Field Championships which start today and will be held at Golden Valley High School.
NEVADA UNION 11, RIO LINDA 9
The Lady Miners knocked off league foe Rio Linda last Friday to close the regular season on a positive note.
Nevada Union trailed 9-8 going into the seventh and final inning, but plated three runs in the top of the inning to pull ahead before holding on for the victory.
Leading the way from the plate was Danielle Schnitzius with two hits, including a double and two RBIs. Abby Reynoso added three hits and an RBI. Leah Ellis tallied a double, a triple and an RBI. Reese Wheeler chipped in two hits and an RBI. Vanessa Enriquez and Gabriela Enriquez had two RBIs each.
As a team, Nevada Union had eight different players tally hits, eight players notch at least one RBI and seven players scored runs.
The Lady Miners finish the regular season with an overall record of 7-10, and a 3-7 mark in Foothill Valley League play.
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