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Track, Field Teams Run Past Manteca And Weston Ranch
OHS varsity runners are bunched up while warming up on the track. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER
Senior John Foreman runs with the baton for the Mustangs. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

Thursday, April 11 was a busy day inside The Corral at Oakdale High School. The track and field team hosted both Manteca and Weston Ranch in a tri-meet resulting in wins for Oakdale. The varsity boys defeated Manteca 89-40 and Weston Ranch 94-32. The varsity girls handled business as well with a 94-38 win over Manteca and 120-2 over Weston Ranch.

For the boys A.J. Martinez won the 110 meter hurdles in 16.03. Cameron Burke won the 400 meter dash in 50.03 and the 300 meter hurdles at 40.83. John Foreman won the 100 meter dash at 11 seconds. Dustin Chavez won the 3200 meters. Grayson Paulus won the pole vault clearing 16 feet, six inches. Ben Chappell swept the throws competition, winning the discus and shot put. In discus he threw for 143.5 inches and threw 43 feet even in shot put. Jaiden Williams won the high jump and triple jump events. Martinez, Foreman, Burke and Zeke Saffar won the 4x100 event.

Varsity girls continue to have a big 2019. Kendra Branch won the 100 meter hurdles in 17.69. Kayden Legan won the 1600 and 3200 meter races. Carley Maaske won both the 100 and 200 meter races, as well as the long jump. Haleigh Humble won the 800 meters. Emma Harper won the discus and Angie Lowry won the shot put. Harper threw for 143’3 and Lowry cleared 38’3 in shot put. Tayler Lamb won the high jump and Kyndall Green won pole vault. Winning the 4x100 were Kayci Morris, Paris Thompson, Madison Carter and Maaske. In the 4x400 Humble, Legan, Thompson and Hannah Beth Norman emerged victorious.

This is shaping up to be another busy week for the Oakdale track teams. On Thursday, April 18 the Mustangs will host Sierra at 3:30 p.m. and then on Saturday, April 20 members of the team will travel to the Meet of Champions at American River College.