The Justin-Siena High School girls track and field team dominated in its Marin County Athletic League dual meet against Marin Catholic last Thursday, winning 14 out of the 16 events contested.
It was also “Senior Night” for 12 upperclassmen.
“We really appreciate this set of senior athletes. They all contribute and compete at the top of the league in their events,” said Justin-Siena coach Spencer Joske.
Hannah Chau won the 800 (2:27.3), 1,600 and 3,200 (11:57.78), while breaking her second school record of the year in the first of those events, the 1,600 (5:10.38).
Four first-place finishes were earned by Josephine Weis in the 200 (27.49), 400 (64.43), pole vault (9-0) and 4x100 relay with teammates Kendall Martin, Natalie Kelly and Claire Sullivan (51.8).
Martin also brought home strong first-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (16.81) and 300 hurdles (49.90).
Claire Sullivan took first place in the 100 (13.83) and second in the pole vault (8-0) and 200 (28.05).
Gianna Troppy took first place in the high jump (4-10) and second in the discus (87-0).
Alicia Prince took first place in the triple jump (31-5) and was second in the high jump and long jump (14-8).
Maryanne Anitoni took first in the shot put (31-1/4). Gina Dimare set a personal record while taking second place (30-6).
The Justin-Siena boys lost to Marin Catholic, 78-53.
Conrad Say won the triple jump (39-8) and was second in the 100 (11.25).
Will Melancon won the 400 with a personal-record time of 54.74.
Robert Batt took second in the 200 in a PR time of 23.58.
Greg Lowe and Roberto Medina again went 1-2 in the pole vault, with Lowe winning at 13-0. Medina also won the long jump (18-7).
Landon Mispagel was dominating again in the hurdles, winning the 110 race in 15.58 and the 300 in 41.93.
Rolando Herrera took first in the discus with a PR throw (116-0).
Deven Bose took third in the 3,200 (11:08.34).
Casey Potrebic took third in the 1,600 (4:52.44).
Justin-Siena lost 63-58 in the JV boys meet.
Jason Guiducci took first in the 1,600 (5:17.18) and the 3,200 (11.52.01).
Sam Boeschen won the 110 hurdles (19.43), 300 hurdles (48.96), and high Jump (4-10).
Michael Grieve won the discus in a PR throw of 93-5 and Dylan Bertani took second (84-9).
Paul Giusto won the pole vault (7-6). Sebastian Medina was second (7-6).
Giusto also took second in the 800 (2:32), second in the 300 hurdles (52.44), and second in the mile (5:38).
Max McAlister took second in the 400.
Blake Hoban took third in the 100 (12.2) and was second in the long jump (15.5).
Vintage 6, Armijo 4
Marek Codron earned the win after going five innings and allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits, and walking three.
Zach Geary threw the last two innings and did not allow a run while giving up two hits, striking out two and walking two.
Jason Brandow was 2-for-3 with a double, two steals and two RBIs.
Vintage scored four runs in the third inning and one run in the sixth inning.
Davide Migotto was 2-for-4.
Zach Joson (1-for-4), Eli Wood (1-for-3, RBI), Felix Ortiz (1-for-3), Troy Ghisletta (0-for-3, RBI), and Max Phipps (0-for-3, RBI) also led Vintage.
Justin-Siena 3, Novato 0
Nolan Dunkle started and turned in his best varsity outing, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing three hits and a walk while striking out six. Alex Kirley picked up the save, getting the last five outs.
Justin-Siena had nine hits on the day.
The Braves scored their first run when center fielder Sebastian Bon Borquez (2-for-3, double, two runs) laced a two-out opposite-field double in the third and came around to score on an opposite-field single by Asher Sutter (3-for-4, run, RBI).
Tommy Lopez plated both Bon Borquez and Sutter on a suicide squeeze in the fifth inning.
Dunkle, Kirley, Dominic Moore and Maxx Castellucci each had singles for the Braves.
Defensively the Braves were buoyed by error-free baseball and the sound work of Sutter and Will Natuzzi, who handled 13 chances together and turned two double plays.
“We played strong baseball in all phases today,” said coach Jeremy Tayson. “Great to see our guys put it all together because they have been pushing to get a game like this and what we have been working on really showed today.”
American Canyon 7, Fairfield 5
Since starting the season 0-5-1, albeit with a pair of one-run losses, the Wolves have won seven of their last eight games.
The latest, a 7-5 win over visiting Fairfield that has the Wolves alone in second place in the Solano County Athletic Conference, was as dramatic as any.
Behind since the Falcons opened the game with a two-run rally, the Wolves trailed 5-4 going into the bottom of the seventh. With two runners on and one out, Eli DeGuzman put them over the top by smashing a 3-1 fastball over the fence in left field – a three-run, walk-off that was the junior’s first home run of the season.
Also for the Wolves (7-6-1 overall, 5-2 SCAC), Freddy Tenbrink was 2 for 3 with an RBI, Matt Zollinger went 1 for 2 with a double and RBI, Jimmy Larson and Jordan Fisher were each 1 for 3, and Nate Countouriotis was 1 for 4.
Varsity Boys Golf
Vacaville 207, Vintage 226
Jacob Aaron (41), Zach Guck (43), Will Hiserman (47), Dylan McIntyre (47), Cody Freitas (48) and Riley Hatfield (54) led Vintage in the Monticello Empire League dual match at Paradise Valley Golf Course.
Sam Villa (37) and Chase Hascup (39) led Vacaville.
Vintage 215, Rodriguez 260
Dylan McIntyre (39), Riley Hatfield (39), Pierce Brown (44), Will Hiserman (45) and Zach Guck (48) led Vintage in a MEL match at Napa Valley Country Club.