TRACK AND FIELD: Lady Mustangs finish regular season 5-1 with triumph over Balers

 

GILROY – The Gilroy High track and field team welcomed
undefeated San Benito to Garcia-Elder Sports Complex on Thursday,
and it was the Lady Mustangs delivering the upset, defeating the
Lady Balers 75-61.
GILROY – In a rivalry that permeates through in each sport where the two schools meet, the Gilroy High track and field team welcomed undefeated San Benito to Garcia-Elder Sports Complex on Thursday, and it was the Lady Mustangs delivering the upset, defeating the Lady Balers 75-61.

“We pushed them to the limit, both the boys and the girls,” GHS head coach Jeff Myers said. “We had some great, great marks. It was a great back-and-forth meet.”

The girls’ victory is the first over the Lady Balers since Myers took the helm five seasons ago.

The Lady Mustangs finish the regular season with a 5-1 dual-meet record, leaving them in a tie for first with San Benito heading into the Tri-County Athletic League finals.

The boys nearly made it a clean sweep, but just missed out on the upset, losing 70-66 to fall to 4-2 on the season.

“We really scouted them well and put together a good meet,” Myers added.

Sarina Sandoval buckled down for a personal record throw in the shot put to finish second in the event, reaching 35 feet, nine inches, more than a foot and a half better than her previous best. Angeline Kimbo 109-foot heave in the discus earned her a PR.

Athena Alarcon took first in both the 800-meter 2:24.37 and the 3200 (12:04) to secure some valuable team points.

Elise Ogle finished second in both the 1600 (5:42.45) and the 400 (1:06.58), points that proved to be huge in the final tally.

“Big six points she got for us there,” Myers said. “That was a really big swing for us.”

Sarah Una Dia (15.39), Samantha Una Dia and Samantha Irwin finished one, two, three, respectively, in the 100 hurdles to sweep the event.

On the boys’ side, Julius Travis reached a new PR in the 100, crossing under 11 seconds for the first time this season with a 10.95 to take the top spot. Travis also clocked a 22.14 in the 200 for second place.

Michael Saccone’s 16.48 in the 110 hurdles notched a new PR, and Cordero Gonzalez also reached a new plateau in the shot put with a season’s best throw of 44-9.

The TCAL finals, which are preceded by the trials, slated for a week from today, will be at GHS on May 14 at 4:30 p.m.

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