PREP TRACK & FIELD: Local athletes compete at Masters Meet
The remaining track and field athletes from Nevada Union, Bear River and Forest Lake Christian competed with the best the Sac-Joaquin Section has to offer at the Masters Meet in Elk Grove last week.
Nevada Union’s Nadia Torkman earned a top-10 finish, taking eighth place in the girls long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 11.5 inches. Katherine Jackson from Rodriguez High School finished first in the girls long jump with a mark of 19-6.5. Torkman also competed in the girls 100-meter hurdles event, finishing 12th in the prelims, but did not make it to the finals. Jurnee Woodeard of Vacaville won the 100 hurdles.
Senior distance runner Nora Pizzella placed 14th in the girls 3200 race with a time of 11 minutes, 17.3 seconds. Fellow NU distance runner Erika Wolf ran in the girls 800 race, finishing 16th in prelims, but missing out on the finals. Fiona O’Keefe from Davis High School won the girls 3200 with a time of 10:08.65. Del Oro’s Cathilyn McIntosh won the girls 800 with a time of 2:11.82.
The Miners’ 4×400 relay team of Daniel Carter, Ryan Elkins, David Colton Clouse and Myles Montgomery placed 21st in the prelims. The 4×400 relay team from Cosumnes Oaks won the boys 4×400 with a time of 3:16.39.
Nevada Union’s Lilly Pruett also represented the Miners, competing in the girls pole vaulting event. Megan Fereira from Roseville High School won the event with a mark of 11-04.
Bear River had a pair of boys pole vaulters in Britt Sawyer and Talen Anderson at the Masters Meet. Anderson finished in 16th after clearing 13-06, but Sawyer failed to clear the same mark. Del Oro’s Jacob Bowler won the event with a height of 15-06.
Forest Lake Christian’s Lily Sween, who set a school record in the girls high jump with a mark of 5-02, couldn’t clear 4-11 at the Masters Meet. Amanda brooks from Franklin (Elk Grove) won the event with a leap of 5-05.
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