HS Track & Field: Vista Murrieta’s Michael Norman and the Great Oak 1600 Meter Relay Team Shatter County Records 

Great Oak Excels at the Mt. SAC Relays held at Cerritos College in Norwalk this Weekend

Several Riverside County Track & Field records were broken this weekend and three of them by Southwestern League Athletes.

The first record to fall was the time in the 100 meter dash. Vista Murrieta’s Michael Norman ran the race in a time of 10.27 seconds that  broke the previous record of 10.31 seconds, set in 1994 by Bryan Howard of Canyon Springs. It was only the fifth time that Norman competed in the 100m in high school.



The Wolfpack dominated the Boys and Girls total point tally at the meet.

The Great Oak 4 x 1,600-meter relay team consisting of  Solomon Fountain, Cole Spencer, Isaac Cortes and Spencer Dodds broke a 30-year record of 17:04.7 set in 1986 by McCullough of The Woodlands HS of Texas. The new record for the meet and the Nation, belongs to the Wolfpack at 16.52.91.

The Great Oak Girls set another meet record in the 4 x 1,600 with a time of  9:52.88. The team consists of Nicole Rice, Evelyn Mandel, Kiyena Beatty and Destiny Collins.


Seth Knowlton

The Wolfpack Distance Melody team of  CortesNelson QuintanaSpencer and Dodds won the Distance Melody with a time of 10:01.71.

Quintana also fiished second in the 800m individual race with a time of 1:54.39.  Ciynamon Stevenson  took first place in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 8 inches. Nationally ranked discuss competitor Seth Knowlton, tossed a 197-9.25 discus throw to place second. Kolonnie Green was sixth in the 400m.

The Broncos Amanda Van Buren placed fourth in the 100 meter dash.

File Photos. Video Courtesy of Krystlal Van Buren