For the 13th straight year the Oakdale varsity girls track and field team has won the Valley Oak League championship. The girls earned their unprecedented championship by knocking off Central Catholic on Thursday afternoon. Oakdale defeated Central Catholic 103-18 to improve to 7-1 in the standings. Oakdale tied with Sierra for a share of the league championship. Oakdale’s lone loss came against Kimball on March 23 but since then they have dominated all opponents.
Leading the way for Oakdale in the home meet was Kayla Budine who took first in the long jump at 15-8. Cassie England took first in the triple jump and first in the 100 meter hurdles. Marnelle Salie helped Oakdale to the title, taking first in the 200 and 400 meter races. Hannah Wesling earned first in the high jump at five feet. Deonna Osmundson took first in the discus at 101-6. Speedy freshman Kayden Legan took first place in the 1600 meter race.
Oakdale’s varsity boys defeated Central Catholic 77-57 and finished the season at 4-3 and in fourth place. Anchoring the team’s point earners was James Forkner who placed first in the 3200 meter race. Josh Jacobson earned first in the 100 meter race. Michael Everett powered his way to a first place finish in the discus and shot put.
Oakdale’s underclassmen finished the year unbeaten, at 7-0 each for the JV boys and girls. The future appears bright for both teams. Oakdale’s junior varsity girls defeated Central Catholic 100-13 and the junior varsity boys were victorious 76-60.
On Saturday, May 6 Oakdale travels to Sierra High School for the Valley Oak League finals set for a 9 a.m. start.