WEEKEND ROUNDUP: GHS track earns 12 medals at N. Salinas Relays

Runners on the GHS 800-meter sprint medley relay team pose with

A personal-record jump of 9-0 in the girls varsity pole vault by
Samantha Irwin was just one of five gold medals members of the GHS
track and field team earned Saturday at the North Salinas
Relays.
A personal-record jump of 9-0 in the girls varsity pole vault by Samantha Irwin was just one of five gold medals members of the GHS track and field team earned Saturday at the North Salinas Relays.

Though not all athletes on the team participated in the invite, the Mustangs gathered 12 medals in all, capping a “great day of competition,” head coach Jeff Myers said.

David Guenther topped all other participants in the boys varsity long jump, landing a 20-2 jump to earn first place. Guenther also grabbed second in the triple jump with a 40-1.

Julius Travis sprinted to a gold medal in the 100-meter dash, clocking a time of 11.53 seconds in the process.

Travis, along with his brother Romeo Travis, Guenther and Ronnie Short secured an 800-meter sprint medley relay gold for the Mustangs with 1:37.81, nearly two seconds ahead of the second place team.

Lindsey Foster planted a jump of 17-2, a foot longer than her closest competitor, to capture first in the girls varsity long jump, and joined by Chelsey Kalata, Tianna Huddleston and Victoria Vasquez, helped the girls 4×100 cross the finish line in second place.

Other medal winners include: Steven Reinartz, fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot put; Eric Martinez, third in the pole vault; Stephanie Martinez fifth in the triple jump; Sarina Sandoval was third in the shot put.

Both teams are currently 1-1 in the TCAL, with a home dual meet upcoming Wednesday against North Salinas.

GHS softball wraps up Tourney at 2-2

The Gilroy High girls softball team split a pair of games at the Annie Lynch Circle of Champions in Salinas over the weekend.

The Mustangs easily handled Half Moon Bay, 11-2, before letting a close game slip out of their grasps, losing 2-1 to Notre Dame.

The Circle of Champions encompasses two weekends. The Mustangs went 1-1 in the first batch of games last week.

The Spirits and Mustangs will see each other two more times in Tri-County Athletic League play.

Girloy carries a 5-3 record into league play, which begins today against Salinas in Gilroy at 4:30 p.m.

Mustangs volleyball shorthanded in SJ

Without three starters from its rotation, the Gilroy High boys volleyball team finished 1-3 at the Willow Glen Hammering and Roofing seminar in San Jose on Saturday.

The Mustangs (8-6, 5-0 TCAL) dropped matches to Harbor, Archbishop Mitty and host school Willow Glen, but salvaged a 2-0 victory over Westmont.

Gilroy, which hasn’t dropped a set in league play, resumes TCAL action tonight in Carmel.

Cougars baseball 2-0 in MBL

Ryan Fredricks had a triple and double, and Brandon Irby had a two-RBI double in the top of the seventh as the Christopher High junior varsity baseball team defeated Salinas 6-3 on Friday.

The Cougars, who also beat the Toreadors on Wednesday, improve to 2-0 in the Monterey Bay League.

CHS relinquished a three-run lead in the bottom of the sixth but manufactured a three-run seventh, capped by the Irby double.

Nick Cordova had two hits and Patrick Valdez knocked three for the Cougars.

On Saturday, CHS triumphed over Harker 14-1 in nonleague action. Nader Elaskary and Taylor Hill each had a pair of base hits.

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