Friday, April 18, 2014
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Cougar boys, girls sweep Cosumnes Oaks

ELK GROVE — The El Dorado Track and Field program began its 2013 season right where it left off last year as the Cougars took 3-of-4 Divisions at the 24-team 80th Martinez Relays and won their Sierra Valley Conference showdown with Cosumnes Oaks by sweeping all divisions in that meet as well.

With numbers swelling to 165 athletes, El Dorado head coach Peanut Harms, in his 10th Season, has lots of talent to choose from.

“We have a seasoned, consistent staff of coaches who really care about the kids and I believe current team members tell their friends and it just grows from there,” Harms said.

Priding themselves on a balanced, “cover all events” approach, the Cougars have strength in every event.

“We are seriously covered in every event. On the girl’s side we are loaded with jumpers, long sprinters and distance; with the boys it’s the distance, the throws, the hurdles and the vault. Our depth chart in some events is crazy,” Harms added

At the Martinez Relays, the Cougars scored in the top 3 in every event they entered. The early season showdown with Cosumnes Oaks was intense as expected with both sides understanding the meet had championship implications.

The varsity boys division was decided early as the ‘Throwing Wrecking Crew’ of Andrew Montez, Clayton Van Duyn and Caleb Melton combined for a 17-1 point advantage in the shot put and discus with several personal best throws.

Wins by Matt Johnson (300mh), Cambron Lyles (110mh) as well as victories in the pole vault by Sam McCrea and Aaron Line in the high jump kept the pressure on the Wolfpack.

Sean Gregg won both the mile and two mile, followed by Boone Bates in both races to gain another 17-1 margin. When the dust settled the Cougars had a solid 88-51 victory to remain undefeated since joining the league three years ago.

As anticipated, the varsity girls meet was much closer but the Lady Cougars pulled out the victory, 76-60. Missing last season’s sprint phenom Sarah Slightam, El Dorado was presented the daunting task of facing Cosumnes Oaks State Meet qualifying sprint and jump squad but the Cougars responded with dominating performances in the girls vault, the distances and the 4x400m relay.

Senior Anne Donegan won both the mile and the two mile, followed by Kaitlyn Staggers in both races. Brandee Harris (2:28) and Arianna Pizzuti (2:30) showed great promise in cruising to victory in the 800m. Other event winners were Courtney Macklin in the high jump (5-0), Mayra Aguilar in the discus and the 4×4 relay team of Sabrina Tate, Jessica Britton, Arianna Pizzuti and Macklin.

“Sabrina Tate had an awesome day (2nd in LJ, 400m and 1st in the 200m) today! When she and Whitney Standal went 1-2 in the 200m the meet was essentially over,” Harms said.

The frosh/soph boys meet was also won by the Cougars with a close score of 75-57.

Liberty Ranch also competed at Wednesday’s tri-team meet. El Dorado’s boys scored a 119-17 win and the girls prevailed 115-20. The Cougars boys also won the frosh/soph matchup 113-12.

The Cougars continue action this weekend at the Stanford Invitational.

Varsity boys
100m: 1-Cambron Lyles, ED, 15.58; 3-Gabe Herwitt, ED, 16:46. 1600m: 1-Sean Gregg, ED, 4:36.00; 2-Boone Bates, ED, 4:39.00. 4×100 relay: ED, 44.56. 400m: 3-Matt Johnson, ED, 51.86. 100m: 1-Jaron Moore, ED,3-Aaron Line, ED, 11.27. 300H: 1-Matt Johnson, ED, 40.78; 2-Sawyer Heffner, ED, 42.02. 800m: 2-Gabe Hurwitt, ED, 2:08.00; 3-Tyler Rossi, ED, 2:09.00. 200m: Alex Stark, ED. 3200m: Gregg, 10:06; Bates, 10:12. Shot put: 1-Andrew Montez, ED, 43′ 5 1/2″; 2-Caleb Melton, ED, 41′ 4″. Discus: 1-Montez, 130′ 3 1/2″; 2-Clayton Vanduyn, ED, 126′ 5 1/2″; 3-Melton, 121′ 5″; PV: 1-Sam McCrea, ED, 12′ 6″; 2-Johnson, 12′ 6″; 3-Cambran Lyles, ED, 12′. HJ: 1-Line, 5′ 6″; 2-Sam McCray, ED, 5′ 4″; 3-Daniel Vance, ED, 5′ 2″. LJ: 1-Gabe Gergess, ED, 19′ 6″; 3-Gabe Foir, ED, 19′ 6″. TJ: 1-Logan Friday, ED, 38′ 3″; 3-McCrea, 37′ 2″.

Varsity girls
100m: 2-Elizabeth Vaccaro, ED, 18.55; 3-Kylee Hardy, ED, 19.21. 1600m: Anne Dungan, ED, 5:47.00; 2-Kaitlynn Stagger, ED, 5:51.00; 3-Celina Vicencio, ED, 5:52.00. 400m: 2-Sabraina Tate, ED, 60,58; 3-Courtney Mackill, ED, 61.70. 300H: 2-Makayla Hoye, ED, 51.78; 800m: 1-Brandee Harris, ED, 2:29.00; 2-Arianna Pizzuti, ED, 2:30.00. 200m: 1-Tate, 28.56; 2-Whitney Standal, ED, 29.27. 3200m: 1-Anne Donegan, ED, 12:32; 2-Kaitlynn Staggers, ED, 12:53; 3-Vicencio, 12:50. SP: 2-Rebecca McCaughey, ED, 25′ 9″. Discus: 1-Mayra Aguliar, 88′ 1″. PV: 1-Casey Nyquist, ED, 7′ 6″; 2-Katie Thornley, ED, 6′; 3-Kylie Hammond, ED, 6″. HJ: 1-Courtney Macklin, ED, 5′; 3-Standal, 4′ 10″.

J. Cool McSmooth

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