While rain has limited opportunities for local track teams to compete, near 100 degree temperatures did not as both Colusa and Pierce headed to Winters on April 23 for a Sacramento Valley League meet.
In the end, the Pierce varsity girls turned in a strong showing to win in a landslide while the Colusa varsity boys were second behind the host Warriors.
Sarah Vann had a big day taking the 100 meters (13:46), high jump (4-6) and anchoring the Bears first place 4x100 meter relay squad.
Also recording wins for the Bears were Ari Sanchez in the 800 meters (2:55.39), Anahi Villanueva in shot put (28-10) and Betsy Myers in triple jump (31-4).
Additionally, Pierce had seven second place finishers including Vann (100m hurdles), Myers (400 meters and long jump) Sanchez (300m hurdles) and Linette Navarro (800 meters).
Colusa’s best performance in the girl’s events was turned in by Sophie Stocks who was second in discus with a toss of 76-10.
Despite having an incomplete team due to Spring Break, the RedHawk varsity boys got a noteworthy effort from Lucas Garin who was a double winner in the 200 meters (24:59) and 400 meters (56:49).
Garin fresh off his success in Winters then competed at the Norm Mackenzie Classic in Oroville last Saturday where he took first in the 400 meters (54:78) and third in the 200 meters (24:74).
Others crossing the line first for the RedHawk boys in Winters were Jesus Rodriguez in the 100 meters (11:59) and Johathan Muniz in the 800 meters (2:33.52).
Colusa’s William Graybill took second in shot put (35-9).
For the Bears, Alex Tapia won the discus (95-6) while Daniel Medina finished second in both the 110m hurdles (18:15) and high jump (5-8).
Both Colusa and Pierce next compete in the SVL Championships on Friday at Yuba College where the first event begins at 10 a.m.