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Granite Bay sweeps varsity track dual with Roseville

Woodcreek 4x100 boys relay sparks win at Del Oro
By: Staff Reports
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Senior Alex Marakas, competing in track and field for the first time after previously playing baseball, won the triple jump (43 feet, 11 inches) and long jump (21-5¼) and placed second to sophomore teammate Brian Graber in the high jump (both going 6-6) as host Granite Bay High School defeated Roseville 89-45 in a Sierra Foothill League dual meet Wednesday.

“He’s been phenomenal,” coach Carla Kehoe said of Marakas.

Senior Trent Brendel won the two-mile run and broke 50 seconds for the first time in anchoring the 4x400 relay team. Granite Bay also won the 4x100 relay.

Roseville sophomore Arturo Sotomayor won the 800 and 1,600.

Granite Bay also won the varsity girls meet 76-56. Senior Lauren Kinloch threw the discus 124-10 after breaking the school record with a heave of 127 last week at Stanford. Senior Jami Duarte scored what Kehoe said was “a major breakthrough” by winning the shot put at 36-½, and sophomore Annie Wright won the 400 (1:00.31) and was on the winning 4x400 relay team.

Roseville’s Ashley Jenkins won the 100 in 12.5, and Marrisa Dumford took the 200 in 26.11.

Roseville won the frosh-soph boys meet 71-65 and the frosh-soph girls meet 91-31.

Woodcreek splits with Del Oro — Woodcreek’s 4x100 relay team, ranked No. 1 in the Sac-Joaquin Section, rolled to victory again, and its individual components helped the Timberwolves defeat the Golden Eagles 76-60 in Loomis.

Mitchell Layton, Tyus Williamson and Dylan Stacy finished 1-2-3 in the 100 and 200 sprints for Woodcreek. Stacy runs the first leg, Williamson the second leg, Colton George the third leg and Layton the anchor on the relay unit. Layton also won the long jump.

“It was nice to get off to a good start in the SFL,” Timberwolves coach Marco Hanan said.

Senior Jon Horvath doubled for Woodcreek in the 800 and 1,600, and Taylor Guinnip won the 3,200, Johnny Biller the high jump and Lenny Nelson the triple jump.

Del Oro won the varsity girls dual. Woodcreek’s Sarah Wintsch won the 100 and anchored the winning 4x100 relay team, which included Emily Corp, Ashley Kittle and Marin Bova.