The Wolfpack Boys Edge the Broncos 69-67, the Girls Fall 68.5-67.5
The Broncos and Wolfpack exceeded all expectations in what was considered to be the top High School Track & Field Dual of the week on Wednesday afternoon. The defending California State Boys Track & Field Champion Vista Murrieta was edged by Southwestern League Rival Great Oak 69-67. The Broncos Girls defeated the Wolfpack by a single point 68.5-67.5 as the two schools split their first Dual Meet of the 2016 season.
The Broncos Girls were led by Amanda Van Buren and Devony Dettman. Van Buran swept the 100, 200 meter races and helped win the 400 relay. Dettman won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, placed third in the 100 and was second in the long jump. The Vista Murrieta girls finished 1-2-3 in both hurdles races with Dehjiah Joseph and Emily Duncan finishing behind Deitman.
Great Oak dominated the distance races. Destiny Collins easily won the 1,600 and 3,200, Nicole Rice was second and Evelyn Mandel placed second & third in the 1600 while Sandra Pflughoft and Rice helped sweep the 3200. Ciynamon Stevenson won the Triple Jump and Alex Ungrady, Lindsey Morgan and Jenna Portis swept the Pole Vault event for the Wolfpack.
“Hurdles for us on the boys side won it,” Great Oak coach Doug Soles said. “Their hurdles on the girls side won it. It came down to hurdles.”
The Great Oak Boys took the 100 meter Hurdles as Taylor Hauenstein, Jeremiah Jeremiah and Dean Fonseca swept. Ruger, Fonseca and James Groves also swept the 300 race for the Wolfpack.
It was no surprise that Spencer Dodds and Cole Spencer dominated the 1,600 and 3,200 races. Nelson Quintana, Issac Cortez and Soloman Fountain swept the 800 meter for the Wolfpack. Nationally ranked Seth Knowlton won both the discus and shot put events.
The Bronco boys were led by Michael Norman who won the 200 and 400 meter race and anchored the winning 1,600 relay team. Norman’s time yesterday in the 200 is currently the fastest of any high schooler in the nation. Antonio Mitchell, Ricky Adams and Jordan Testerman swept the 100 meter dash and Cole Dubotts and Mitchell finished behind Norman in the 200.
Elijah Steward Jalen Russell, Jalen took 1-2 in the High Jump for Vista Murrieta.
The two teams won’t go head-to-head again until they’re in the hunt for a CIF Southern Section Crown and then at State.
Photos by Scott Padgett & Charles McKee