Deep Oakmont runs, jumps and hurdles to 15-0 record in CVC
Oakmont High School remained unbeaten against Capital Valley Conference competition in track and field by winning the third center meet of the season Wednesday at Casa Roble.
Coach Ryan Nugent said it comes down to depth for the Vikings, and it showed again. Montana Weekes won the 100-meter sprint (11.4 seconds) and the 110 hurdles (16.01), Edixon Puglisi won the 800 (1:59.9) and 1,600 (4:30.2), and Derrick Booth won the 300 hurdles (41.63) and the high jump (5 feet 10 inches).
“It’s a combination of our depth compared to some of the other teams and the fact we’re point-getters in almost every event, whereas other schools are strong in certain spots,” Nugent said.
More points could be on the way. Sophomore Justin Holmes won the JV long jump at 20-3½, the longest jump of the day, and the high jump at 5-10, which equaled the varsity winning height.
The Vikings are 15-0 in the CVC. The Oakmont girls aren’t far behind at 12-3, second to Bella Vista.
Katie Carte won the triple jump with the best performance in the CVC this year and third-best effort in school history (35-6½). Carte also won the 400 (1:01.26) and was fourth in the long jump. It was her first 400 of the season.
“We wanted to get her into her first 400 before it got too much later in the season,” Nugent said of Carte, who ran on the 4x400 team that went to the State Meet last year.
Also, Oakmont’s Marisa Carino won the 1,600 (5:19), Nyralee Chhotu claimed the 3,200 (12:40), and Amanda Youngblood won the shot put (30-10).
Granite Bay falls to Del Oro — Only the Grizzlies’ JV boys team beat the Golden Eagles, 79-57. Granite Bay lost in varsity boys 89-47, varsity girls 94-38 and JV girls 83-52.
Granite Bay’s Lauren Kinloch threw the discus a winning 118-5, setting a personal record by five feet.
Other winners for the Grizzlies were Colin Brown in the 100 (10.7) and 200 (22.6),
Trent Brendel in the 800 (1:59.1), and Annie Spargo in the pole vault (10-6).
Roseville, Rocklin split four meets — The Tigers defeated the Thunder 97-30 in JV boys and 66-64 in JV girls but lost in varsity boys 88-45 and varsity girls 97-38.
Casey Lambert continued to run “extremely well,” according to coach Lisa Blumm, and won the varsity boys 100 (11.0). He also ran on the winning 4x100 (44.95) and 4x400 relay teams.
Gibran Zaman won the 4x100 with Lambert, Royce Kilby and Garrett Meade and the 200 (22.96).
Roseville’s Grant Jansen (108-6), Brent Cassidy (104-3) and Landon Peik (101-1) swept the discus, and Jaijett Randhawa placed second in the long jump (17-11) and third in the triple jump (37-0).
Roseville’s Ashley Jenkins won the 100 (12.81) and 200 (26.83) and ran a leg on the winning 4x100 quartet (51.9) with Marissa Dumford, Kirsten Merlino and Kelsie Rogers.