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Oakdale Track And Field Girls Win VOL Title
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Thursday’s Valley Oak League championship-clinching win for Oakdale High’s varsity girls track and field team gave the squad a 53rd consecutive conference victory, and it was never in question.

The Lady Mustangs erupted for 12 event wins and blasted visiting Sierra for a 100-36 landslide to claim an outright title and undefeated season. The boys came up just short of wins across the board, and faltered to a 98-33 loss in the battle of two unbeaten programs.

“The boys were beaten soundly, but did end up in second place in league with only one loss,” Oakdale coach Dave Bacigalupi said. “All the girls did great.”

Me’che Brown has played a huge role on Oakdale’s run to a seventh straight undefeated VOL title, and claimed wins in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 relay and 1600 relay. Ashlyn Durham nabbed wins in both the 1600 and 800 while Sara Aguayo (300 hurdles), Haley Macedo (3200), Jordan Esparza (100 hurdles), Domi Powell (high jump) and Brooke Wong (pole vault) finished first.

Kim Linder, back for her first sports season since a devastating injury her sophomore year, soared to a win as part of the 1600 relay and individually in the 400.

“I think we were all pumped for this meet and we really wanted to push ourselves,” Linder said. “The girls did really well.”

Marco Camacho won both the discus and the shot put to stay undefeated in both events for the Oakdale boys. Manuel Hernandez also won the high jump.

Oakdale takes on the Meet Of Champions at Sacramento City College on Saturday, April 30. The team will tackle host Sierra and the rest of the conference at the VOL championship tournament on May 7.