Track and field: Local athletes finish high at Stanford
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Stanford Invitational

Six local athletes and a distance relay team from Kimball High competed at the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, at Stanford University in Palo Alto.

Tracy High’s Justin Woo was the top local finisher, tying for fourth in the pole vault at 14 feet, 1¼ inches.

Kimball High’s Jaleyah Douglass placed sixth overall in the discus with a throw of 115 feet, 2 inches. Her teammate Cara McClain had a throw of 84 feet, 2 inches.

West High’s Nina Pritchett placed ninth overall in the shot put with a throw of 36-4¼, and Kimball’s Douglass hurled the ball 32-11¾.

Kimball High’s Chloe Jenkins competed in both the 400-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles, and her time of 1:09.16 in the 400-meter event was good enough for 13th place. She ran the 100 in 17.12.

Kimball’s Derek Van de Streek finished 15th in the triple jump with a mark of 42-4¾, and Kimball’s 4x800-meter relay team of Jemiyah Castro, Kayla Franklin, Anna Carrasco and Francesca Loayza logged a time of 10:21.17.

Kimball vs. East Union and Weston Ranch

The Kimball High track and field team traveled to East Union High in Manteca on April 5 for a three-way Valley Oak League dual against East Union and Weston Ranch.

The Jaguars won at both varsity levels, which puts the girls at 4-1 in the VOL and the boys at 3-2. The freshman-sophomore teams beat Weston Ranch and lost to East Union, which puts Kimball’s girls at 4-1, and boys at 3-2.

Varsity boys

Kimball 95, Weston Ranch 15

Kimball 72, East Union 55


Kimball athletes to finish first overall included: Kamryn Van Allen in both the 800 meters and the pole vault; Chandler Alves in the 110-meter hurdles; Rigo Carrasco in the 1600 meters; Seth Wills in the 400 meters; Eduardo Calderon in the 3200 meters; Derek Van de Streek in the triple jump; and Joe Malungahu in the discus. Kimball’s 4x400-meter relay team of Van Allen, Austin Griffith, Roger Gomez and Wills also took first overall.

Van de Streek also was first against East Union in the long jump. First-place winners against Weston Ranch include Jason Powell in the 100 meters; Brandon Soeungin the 300-meter hurdles; and Alves in the high jump. The 4x100-meter team of Alves, Damon Jackson, Griffith and Wills also took first against Weston Ranch.

Varsity girls

Kimball 71, Weston Ranch 41

Kimball 76, East Union 56


Kimball girls to place first overall include: Chloe Jenkins in the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles; Francesca Loayza in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters; Jaleyah Douglass in both the discus and shot put; and Jemiyah Castro in the 800 meters. Kimball’s 4x100-meter relay team of Jenkins, Zaniah Bradshaw, Jasmine Aiviolitis, and Douglass also took first place overall, as did the 4x400-meter relay team of Castro, Stephanie Padilla, Amanda Larson and Kayla Franklin.

Donisha Lyons placed first against East Union in the 200 meters, and taking first against just Weston Ranch were Franklin in the 400 meters, Robyn Rosete in the long jump, and Larson in the pole vault.

Freshman-sophomore boys

Kimball 83, Weston Ranch 22

East Union 67, Kimball 60


Kimball athletes to take first overall include: Jarrod Curtis in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles; Devin Patel in the 1600 meters and 800 meters; Fernando Carrasco in the 3200 meters; and Val Finau in the discus.

Also taking first overall was Kimball’s 4x100-meter relay team of Odunayo Ekunboyejo, Mitchell Cabrera, Brandon DeGuzman, Rashad Cooper; and the 4x400-meter relay team of Patel, Curtis, and Cooper.

Taking first place against just Weston Ranch were Elijah Anderson in the 400 meters and Val Finau in the shot put.

Freshman-sophomore girls

Kimball 68, Weston Ranch 12

East Union 69, Kimball 56


Kimball athletes to place first overall were: Kiahna Brehmer in the 100-meter hurdles and pole vault; Makenna Strope in the 400 meters; Breanna Macon in the 300-meter hurdles; and Joanna Zhu in the 3200 meters.

Kimball’s 4x400-meter relay team of Strope, Amber Moody, Alyx Tibbits and Andrea Gallegos also was first overall.

Joanna Zhu was first against East Union in the 1600 meters, and taking first against just Weston Ranch were Amber Moody in the 100 meters and 200 meters, Strope in the high jump, and Sabrina Kay in the shot put.

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