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Local Report: Napa Track Club impresses at Pacific Association Youth Track and Field Championships

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Athletes from the Napa Track Club turned in another strong performance on May 30 and 31, by bringing home 22 medals during the two-day Pacific Association Youth Track and Field Championships at Whitney High School in Rocklin. It was attended by 29 teams from Northern California and Western Nevada.

The club’s girls took second place in the 11-12 year-old division and fourth place in the 13-14 division.

Outstanding performances in the field events and race walking propelled the 11-12 girls to a second-place finish. Leading the way was Sofia Tinnon, who medaled in all three of her events. She took first in the discus (71 feet, 10 inches), first in the javelin (80 feet, 8 inches) and second in the shot put (27 feet, 8 inches).

In the 1,500-meter race walk, Ainsley Adams captured the gold medal (9:11.42), while Cassandra Richardson was the silver medalist (10:29).

There were two other strong individual performances that came from Casey Potrebic and Carly Johnson-Lindsey, who claimed three medals each.

Potrebic was second in the 800-meter run (2:28.53), fourth in the 1,500-meter run (4:54.84), and fourth in the long jump (14 feet, 4 inches).

Johnson-Lindsey was second in the javelin (80 feet, 8 inches), third in the discus (87 feet, 4 inches), and sixth in the shot put (29 feet, 6 inches).

Isabella Oggenfuss scored two fourth-place medals in the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump in the girls 15-16 division.

Other medalists included Juliette D’Eliseo (fourth in long jump), Sydney Griego (sixth in long jump), Mia Oggenfuss (third in high jump), Laleh Schaeffer (sixth in 200-meter hurdles), Maija Turjanis (fifth in 200-meter hurdles), Sebastian Vance (fourth in discus) and Aisley Wallace-Harper (sixth in javelin).

The Martin family brought home three medals from javelin.

Mitchell was first in the 17-18, Kendall was first in the 15-16 and Miles was sixth in the 11-12 division.

The club is now preparing for the first round of Junior Olympic qualifying at Diablo Valley College, June 19-21.

Little League Major Division

Napa National 9, American Canyon 0

The Napa National Majors No. 1 seed, Kiwanis Club of Napa, shut out the American Canyon Athletics, 9-0, for its second win of the Little League District 53 Tournament of Champions at the American Canyon fields on Sunday.

Jacob Aaron, the starting pitcher for Kiwanis, threw four innings, allowing only one hit, and hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

Nick Schuttish came on as the Kiwanis closing pitcher and finished the game in the sixth inning allowing no hits.

Little League Minor Division

Coleman Insurance 17, AmCan Giants 2

Mark Coleman State Farm Insurance scored two runs in the first inning and five in each of the next three to eliminate the Giants and improve to 21-0 on the season Sunday.

Tanner Griffin doubled, singled and scored three runs, Gino Bartalotti singled twice and scored once, Coby Bass tripled, singled and scored twice, Nathan Schwarze tripled, singled and scored once, Hunter Mitchell had a single and a run, Dylan Ito singled and scored twice, and Jonah Schwarze, Jackson Harris, Tyler Raines and Peyten Czekalewski also scored twice each.

Nathan Schwarze pitched the first three innings for the win, striking out seven and allowing one hit.

For the Giants, Mason Harris led off the bottom of the first with a walk and scored. In the third, after Noah Everett Ledesma and James Persico drew one-out walks, Harris singled for the Giants’ first hit of game. But Persico was thrown out at second base by the left fielder, and Schwarze struck out the next batter.

In the bottom of the fourth against a Coleman reliever, Alexander Saquelares led off with a walk and scored on a single by Gustavo Reyes. After a strikeout, Erick Lopez walked, but another strikeout and a groundout by the pitcher stranded Reyes at third and Lopez at second.

Coleman will play the Tri-Valley No. 1 seed at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Calistoga’s Tedeschi Field.

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