With plenty of personal bests and some satisfying first place finishes, Oakdale track and field athletes made an impression at the Sacramento Meet of Champions hosted Saturday, Aril 23 at American River College.
The Lady Mustangs had top performers in eight different events.
In the varsity 200, Kylie Nunes was fifth with a PR of 25.56.
The 1600 open division saw Haleigh Humble take sixth with a PR of 4:58.16 while Kassidy Fmura was ninth in the 3200 varsity division with a PR of 11:51.06.
The open 100 meter hurdles featured a ninth place finish for Kylie Nunes in 17.51 and it was Brookelyn Baba taking 17th place in the 300 varsity hurdles in 49.75.
The Oakdale 4-by-100 varsity team took eighth and featured Gabrielle Carranza, Lynsey McPhee, Kylee O’Neal and Kylie Nunes, running it in 50.57.
In varsity shot put, it was a first place showing for Memphis Carr at 35-05.00.
Kylie Nunes took first in the varsity triple jump with a PR of 36-03.50 and Lynsey McPhee took 10th with a PR of 32-11.50.
On the boys side, it was a 20th place finish for Caleb Cavanaugh in the varsity 1600 in 4:46.09. In the varsity 3200 Dax Daley took first in a PR of 9:25.66 and Cavanaugh was fourth with a PR of 9:30.11. Mason Oliveira was 23rd in 10:01.93; Jackson Oliveira was 28th in 10:24.42.
Cameron Guthrie was third in the varsity 110 high hurdles in a PR of 15.81 and was also third in the varsity 300 hurdles with a PR of 41.28.
“Dax Daley broke the meet record in the 3200 with a time of 9:25.66, which also broke the school record and Caleb Cavanaugh ran 9:30.11 in the same race, which also broke the school record that he held,” noted head coach Dave Bacigalupi. “Haleigh Humble broke her own school record in the 1600 by breaking the 5-minute mark and running 4:58.16. Kylie Nunes broke the 25-year old school record in the 200 held by Jill Santucci. She also won the triple jump; Memphis Carr won the shot put.”
Next up, Central Catholic comes to Oakdale for a meet on Thursday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m.; then the team will prepare for the Valley Oak League finals, scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 at Weston Ranch
The swim season league meets wrapped up for the Mustangs with the VOL Championship meet. The final standings for OHS showed the girls finishing second behind Ripon (6-1) and the boys tied for first with Ripon (7-0) becoming VOL Co-Champs.
At the VOL Championship meet, which does not determine league standings, the girls took second to Ripon and the boys took first.
“Ashlynn See went sixth fastest in school history in the 200 free (2:03.70) and fifth fastest in school history in the 100 free (55.80) as well as taking first place in both those events,” noted coach Ron Thompson. “We are now preparing for the Sections meet May 5 through 7 at Tokay High School. This year we are taking 23 kids, the largest group Oakdale has taken to Sections ever. For our seniors, this is the first time they’ve been to Sections since the start of the pandemic which was cancelled the previous two years.”
The Mustang boys completed the Valley Oak League season with a record of 10-2, which got them the number two seed in the VOL. They were scheduled to travel to Central Catholic on April 26 for the singles in team playoffs, then return to Central for the doubles competition on Thursday, April 28.
After starting out the Mark Dickens tourney with a tight 2-1 win over Enochs in the opening round, the host Mustangs put on an offensive show over their next two contests.
The boys were 13-3 winners over Los Banos on April 19 and then took down Downey, also by 10 runs, in an April 20 contest, 18-8.
In the win over Los Banos, Dominic Solorio and Landon Nunes each knocked in a pair of runs; AJ Sapwell had a triple and two RBI. Johnny Wylie went 3-for-3 with a run scored and one driven in.
On the home field against Downey, Wylie had another monster game, going 3-for-4 with a double, sacrifice fly, two runs scored and six RBI. Preston Vieira drove in four runs and had two doubles and a single in his four plate appearances.