The Gilroy High boys golf and boys and girls track and field
teams were in action Thursday.
The Gilroy High boys golf team finished fifth in the third installment of the seven-team Tri-County Athletic league Tournament at Ridgemark Counrty Club in Hollister on Thursday.
Wesley Theigles and Alex Siao each carded a team-low 44 with Chris Martinez one stroke back with a 45. Mitch Goldsmith and Tommy Cox each penciled in 48, and Cory Gawan had a 49.
“I was happy that nobody had a bad day,” coach Jared Gamble wrote through e-mail, ” however the kids felt that they could have done better when they found out that Salinas edged them out by 3 strokes for fourth place. They all played very smart and safe golf.”
Gilroy hosts the next TCAL tourney Wednesday ay Eagle Ridge. tee-time is set for 3 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD
With both squads missing key athletes, the Gilroy High boys and girls track and field teams each lost its portion of its dual meet with Salinas on Thursday.
The defeat drops the Mustangs to 1-1.
Despite first place showings in the long jump and 100-meter by senior Lindsey Foster, and another dominating performance by senior Sarah UnaDia in the 100-meter hurdles, the Lady Mustangs fell 72-64 in a narrow decision that came down to the 4×400-meter relay – the last race of the day.
The Lady Mustangs were within three points of the Cowboys at 67-64 heading into the race but were unable to get the five points that were up for grabs.
Sarina Sandoval, who is the Central Coast Section’s fifth-ranked shot putter, had another first-place finish.
The boys were not so fortunate on their side, and the lack of important athletes proved to be too much of an obstacle in an 88-39 loss.
However, Julius Travis blistered the field with a time of 11:22 in the 100-meters for first place. Travis also helped the boys 4×100-meter relay team place first. Cordero Gonzales placed second in the shot put.
The Mustangs host North Salinas in a TCAL dual meet on Wednesday at Garcia Elder Sports Complex.