Sac-Joaquin Section Season In Review


At the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet, Mulholland swept the 100 and 200, Larrier and Wheeler went 1-2 in the 400 meters and Jesuit's Gordon led a tight 800, to highlight the rain-soaked meet at Davis Senior HS.

In that 800 race (Dan Tyree photo above), Gordon, Pleasant Grove junior Andrew Jackson, Zarate-Sanchez, and Vanden senior Quinton Alexander were separated by .19 seconds. In three seasons, Gordon went from 22nd as a freshman to fourth as a sophomore, to SJS champion as a junior. Zarate-Sanchez was the champion in the 2018. 

Strangio won the 1600 (4:18.15) and 3200 (9:11.94), Marshall and Williams went 1-2 in the 110 hurdles, running 13.84 and 13.87 (2.0), respectively. Kennedy junior Pita Vi won the 300 (38.86) with freshman Jadyn Marshall, Jamar's brother, second (39.17) and Jamar Marshall third (39.17). Jadyn went on to reach the final in the 300 hurdles at State. 

A year after placing 12th in the long jump at the SJS Masters, Hunter came back to place second to Kroeger at SJS Masters. A year after not appearing in the results at all for the triple jump, Hunter won that event (45-11.50/2.8). 

Among girls at SJS Masters, youth was the overriding theme.

Christian Brothers freshman Columba Effiong (Dan Tyree photo at right) won the 100 (11.93/1.3) and the 200 (25.14/-0.8).

Vista del Lago junior Ceonna Pipion won the 400 (56.72) for the second year in a row, and placed second in the 200 (25.41/-0.8), Sacramento St. Francis junior Isabella Fauria won the 800 (2:14.73) and the 1600 (5:02.16) but had to hold off sophomores in both races. Christian Brothers 2021 Malia Gay was second, just .23 behind in the 800 (2:14.96) and Gregori soph Madison Kackley was a couple a stride back in the 1600 (5:03.73). Kackley placed third in the 3200 (10:56.24) behind Del Oro frosh Riley Chamberlain (10:41.98) and Lincoln senior Destiny Everett (10:55.53). 

Another young standout from St. Francis, sophomore Reyna Johnson, won the 100 hurdle (14.26/1.0), to defeat 2018 champion Cyvanna Bowen, a senior at Edison, by .08. 

Lodi senior Emily Dubois was the winner over Bella Vista freshman Isabella Chilcutt in a high jump competition where both girls cleared 5-06.

Bear River junior Sarah Aanenson won the long jump (18-00.25) with Whitney sophomore Sydney Johnson second (17-07.50). Vanden junior Sameerah Evans won the triple jump (38-10.50/3.0), Merrill West junior Melisa Toilolo won the shot put (43-08.50) and was second in the discus throw (129-10) to Oakdale sophomore Emma Harper (135-10).