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Napa Track club athletes excel at Pleasant Hill meet

Napa Track club athletes excel at Pleasant Hill meet

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Jared Kenney

Jared Kenney, shown competing in the discus for Napa High at Vacaville this spring, placed fourth in the event for the Napa Track Club at the June 11-12 Pacific Association Youth Track and Field Championships at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.

Athletes from the Napa Track Club brought home 25 medals from the Pacific Association Youth Track and Field Championships, held June 11 and 12 at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. It was attended by 63 teams from Northern California and Western Nevada.

The club’s girls took third place in the team title in the 11-12 age division and 17-18 division. The 13-14 girls and 17-18 boys both placed fifth in their divisions.

Outstanding performances in the field events and race walking propelled the 11-12 girls. Leading the way was Sofia Tinnon, who medaled in all three of her events. She took first in the discus (75 feet, 11 inches), first in the shot put (34 feet, 2 inches) and second in the javelin (90 feet, 9 inches). In the 1500 meter race walk, Ainsley Adams captured the gold medal (8 minutes, 50.11 seconds), while Cassandra Richardson was the third medalist (9:45.40).

In the boys 11-12 division, Liam Wallace-Harper placed fifth in the high jump.

In the girls 13-14 division, Maija Turnijas scored a fifth-place medal in the 100 hurdles (16.77 seconds), and a sixth-place medal in the 200 hurdles (31.99) that jumped her to the top of the NTC record book. Mia Oggenfuss also scored two medals, third place in triple jump and sixth place in the high jump.

Carly Johnson was second in the javelin (97 feet, 8.44 inches) and fourth in the shot put (33 feet, 7.54 inches), both marks being personal records. Maddie Klungel was sixth in the triple jump.

In the boys 13-14 division, Cooper Stewart was second in the javelin (121 feet, 8.24 inches) and fourth in the discus (99 feet, 6.14 inches). Casey Potrebic recorded personal bests and made the NTC top five recorded times in the 800 (2:20.37) and the 1500 meter runs (4:41.11).

In the girls 15-16 division, Kendall Martin earned first-place honors in the javelin (100 feet, 7.69 inches) and Sydney Griego was second in the triple jump (31 feet, 11.46 inches).

In the boys 15-16 division, Jared Kenney was fourth in the discus (110 feet, 11.89 inches) and Quentin Dervin was fifth in the shot put (33 feet, 7.54 inches).

In the young women’s (17-18) division, Sophia Marseilles was first in the triple jump and second in the 100 meter hurdles. Bella Oggenfuss was first in the high jump.

In the young men’s (17-18) division, Kevin Tunnell won the shot put with a throw of (51 feet, 8.08 inches), which is a new club record, and he captured second place in the discus. Mitchell Martin had a personal best in the javelin (131 feet, 5.56 inches) and earned a third-place finish.

The club began competing Friday in Region 16 Junior Olympic qualifying at Sacramento State University, where action wraps up Sunday.

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