Woodcreek, Granite Bay athletes win field events at Stanford Invitational
Destiny Standifer of Woodcreek High School and Lauren Kinloch of Granite Bay won their flights at the Stanford Invitational track and field meet Saturday.
Standifer won Flight 2 of the girls triple jump at 36 feet 4¼ inches. Kinloch captured Flight 2 of the girls discus at 113-6. Grizzlies teammate Jami Duarte was ninth at 94-3.
In other events, Kevin Staniszewski of Granite Bay placed second in Section 4 of the 400 at 58.63 seconds, and Woodcreek ‘A’ finished third in Section 2 of the girls 4x800 relay at 9:57.30.
Woodcreek teammates Jon Horvath and Hunter Tyler were second and seventh in Section 3 of the mile at 4:26.18 and 4:32.33. Granite Bay’s Trent Brendel finished fourth in Section 1 at 4:20.38. Brendel also took fifth in Section 1 of the boys 3,000 at 8:52.18, and Tyler was sixth in Section 2 at 9:04.01.
Woodcreek ‘A’ took fourth in Section 2 of the boys distance medley at 10:59.28, and Oakmont ‘A’ was seventh at 11:05.33.
Oakmont distance star Karlie Garcia claimed fourth in Section 1 of the girls 3,000 at 10:12.42, and Granite Bay’s Katie Mersereau was fourth in Section 2 at 10:42.70.
Also, Granite Bay ‘A’ was fourth in Section 6 of the boys 4x400 relay at 3:27.16, Woodcreek’s Ashley Kittle finished fifth in Section 3 of the girls 400 at 1:01.62, and Oakmont ‘A’ was seventh in Section 1 and Woodcreek ‘A’ fifth in Section 2 of the girls distance medley at 12:53.99 and 13:10.76.
Sixth-place finishers included McCall Habermehl of Woodcreek in Section 2 of the girls 400 hurdles at 1:12.47 and Montana Weekes of Oakmont in Section 2 of the boys 400 hurdles at 59.77. Oakmont’s Derrick Booth finished eighth in Section 1 at 1:01.34, and Woodcreek’s Michael Mathews placed ninth in Section 3 at 1:01.42.
In the girls mile, Oakmont’s Marisa Carino and Woodcreek’s Karina Nunes took seventh and eighth in Section 2 at 5:20.41 and 5:24.55.
Woodcreek ‘A’ was ninth in Section 3 of the girls 4x400 relay at 4:26.74.
In the collegiate competition, Katie Zingheim of Stanford placed third in the pole vault invitational at 12-7½, and James Kinloch of Sacramento State finished sixth in the discus at 158-8. Both are Granite Bay graduates.
Grizzlies’ Hershberger wins award at combine
Granite Bay junior Beau Hershberger was voted linebacker MVP and the eighth-best performer overall at the recent National Underclassmen Combine Five-Star Showcase at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles.
Hershberger, 6 feet 1½ inches and 213 pounds, is coming off a season in which he totaled 101 tackles and 3½ sacks for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I-champion Grizzlies. He also returned an interception 94 yards for a touchdown and was voted to the All-Sierra Foothill League second team.
Hershberger was described on the website www.nationalunderclassmen.com as a “prototypical inside linebacker” who has “that look of someone that wants to bust heads. His body structure is excellent, as he is ripped from head to toe, and he proved to be the hardest worker of the linebacker group. His motor never stops, and he proved he has very quick feet.”