The American Canyon High boys track and field team edged runner-up Vanden, 163-156, to win the Solano County Athletic Conference Championships, held last Wednesday and Friday at Vallejo High.
The Wolves were third in the girls meet with 103 points, behind winner Vanden (159) and runner-up Benicia (153).
The top four finishers in each event qualified for this Wednesday and Friday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-II meet at Vista del Lago High in Folsom.
Leading the American Canyon boys were senior Kristofer Castillo in the 100 meters (10.67) and 200 meters (21.63), each of which he won with a personal record, and the 400 meters (second in 52.53); senior Lucas Gramlick in the shot put (first at a personal record 45 feet, 6 inches) and discus (second at 112-4); junior Justin Chang in the 3,200 meters (first in a personal record 10:36.45) and 1,600 meters (third in 4:53.46); and sophomores who claimed all four spots in the pole vault with personal records – Calvin Kayl Alejandrino at 11-2, followed by Alec Tadlip at 10-9, Lawrence Pacis at 9-6, and Isaac Correa at 9 feet.
Wolves junior Kristian Valencia moved on in the 800 (second in a season-best 2:14.22) and high jump (fourth at 5 feet, 2 inches); sophomore Dakota Lim in the 1,600 meters (fourth in a personal record 4:54.84); sophomore Daneiel Yalew in the 110 high hurdles (fourth in a personal record 16.18) and 300 intermediate hurdles (fourth in 43.72); senior Brenden Johnson in the shot put (fourth at a personal record 39-9); junior Eddie Byrdsong in the discus (first at 123-9); and sophomore Giancarlo MacDula in the triple jump (third at 37-2).
Qualifying with second-place finishes in the relays were Castillo, Byrdsong, LaVar Seay and Jude Cummings in the 4x100 (44.43) and Jazjuan Kenion, Valencia, Robbin Brown and Jaime Santos in the 4x400 (3:37.72)
Leading the American Canyon girls were senior Rebecca Richards in the 1,600 meters (first in a personal record 5:52.65) and 3,200 meters (first in a season best 13:24.91); sophomore Yani Kenion in the discus (first at a personal record 89-1) and shot put (second at 29-8.5); sophomore Ellie Angold in the pole vault (first at 7-6); and junior Isabella Richards in the 1,600 meters (third in a personal record 6:09.11) and 3,200 meters (third in a season-best 14:03.62).
Also moving on are freshman Jade Alexander in the 100 hurdles (second in a personal record 17.87); senior Chelsea Lindayen in the shot put (third at 28-3.5); sophomore Meron Yalew in the discus (third at a personal record 82-4); Kamerin Nichols, Jamiah Martin, Louralei Salanga and Qwencee Stewart in the 4x400 relay (fourth in 4:42.06); sophomore Qudaish Kelly in the long jump (fourth at 13-9.5) and sophomore Clarissa Tolson in the triple jump (fourth at a season best 29-7).
Tatum Wentworth went 3 for 3 with two home runs, a double and six RBIs as the sophomore’s Pioneer High softball team eliminated visiting American Canyon 10-0 in five innings in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs on Monday in Woodland.
Patriots senior Rachel Gordon, meanwhile, held the 13th-seeded Wolves to just two hits – by sophomores Katherine Montuya (1 for 1, walk, stolen base) and Greta Fast (1 for 2). Adding a walk was freshman Maddy Chambers, but Gordon got 11 of the 15 outs on strikeouts.
American Canyon pitcher Lisa Bolton, coming off a no-hitter against Fairfield, gave up eight earned runs on eight hits, a walk and five strikeouts.
In the 16-0 Senior Day win over Fairfield on May 9, Montuya was 4 for 4 with a home run, triple and three RBIs. Rylee Armijo (3 for 4, triple, double, two RBIs, run), senior Jen Kansanback (3 for 3, three runs) and Chambers (2 for 4, triple, three RBIs, two runs) also had multiple-hit games.
Rounding out the Wolves’ hitters were Karina Gonzalez (1 for 3, double, run), Katrina Cole (1 for 1), Bolton (1 for 3, double, two RBIs) and Fast (1 for 3, double, RBI, two runs). Francesca MacDula added a walk.
Bella Delgado, Zoey Lyon, Kansanback and MacDula were honored before their last home game.
Bolton and Montuya have been named to the All-Solano County Athletic Conference First Team.
Montuya led the Wolves with a .513 batting average, 48 runs, 40 hits, six triples and 10 home runs during the regular season. Bolton batted .365 and led American Canyon with 10 doubles.
Earning Honorable Mention were Chambers, who had a team-high 35 RBIs, and Armijo.