PREP ROUNDUP: Sutter breaks four school records at West Valley invite
It was another record-setting day for Sutter High’s track and field team as the Huskies broke four school records at West Valley Invitational at Harrison Stadium in Oroville on Friday.
The 38-team event consisted of two meets – an “open” meet held during the day and an “invitational” meet at night where they athletes were seeded.
In the invitational portion, Savannah Bailey won the 200 and broke her own school record with a time of 25.87 seconds to make her the Northern Section’s top-ranked sprinter in the event. Bailey also took second in the 400 with a time 59.63 seconds and was fifth in the 100 by clocking in at 13.14 seconds.
Along with her individual performances, Bailey teamed with Kayla Page, Mia Ashby and Lily Patrick to finish fifth in the 4x400 relay in a time of 4 minutes, 23 seconds to break Sutter’s school record set in 2016.
Ashby also set a school record in the 1,600 with a time of 5:29.5 while taking sixth overall at the invitational. She was also third in the 3,200 with a time of 12:15.
Jonathon Zubia was eighth in the 400 (52.26), and Bailey Rockholt took 17th in the 3,200 (10:27) to break the school record set in 2009. Rockholt also finished 13th in the 1,600 (4:41).
In the open meet, Patrick was fifth in the 800 (2:40) and eighth in the 400 (65:81), and Page took 11th in the 800 (2:41) to go along with their part on the 4x400 relay team. Isaiah Martinez was fifth in the 400 (55:01), Daiven Atwal was fifth in the triple jump (39 feet, 3 1/2 inches) and Caleb Dollins was 17th in the 400 (56.48) in boys competition, and Sara Filter took 10th in the discus (85-7) on the girls side.
Bailey Johnson was 12th (10-6) and Josh McHugh placed 15th (9-6) in the pole vault to complete the top performers for Sutter.
Yuba City also saw several strong performances at the meet and was led by KeRon Blackwell, who was part of a three-way tie for first place in the invitational high jump with a mark of 6-2. Diego Early was fourth in the invitational 300 hurdles (42.48) and Erik Palmquist was sixth in the invitational 200 (23.25) as well as running legs on the Honkers’ 4x400 and 4x100 relay teams.
The Honkers’ 4x400 relay team of Emiliano Murillo, Isaac Cuadras, Palmquist and Early placed fifth (3:40) and the 4x100 relay team of Murillo, Cuadras, Dimitri Rodrquez and Palmquist finished eighth (46.13).
Atticus Driver finished 18th in the 1,600 (4:47) and 19th in the 3,200 (10:37) to round out the performers for Yuba City in the invitational meet.
On the girls side, Emma Nelson was sixth in the invitational 200 (27.67), and the 4x400 team of Thea White, Maddie Saalsaa, Summarah Bluett and Valentina Hernandez finished 13th (4:37).
In the boys open portion, Blackwell placed third in the 110 hurdles (17.56), Austin Holtz finished fourth in the 800 (2:14) and sixth in the 1,600 (4:58), Major Niccum was fifth in the 300 hurdles (45.15), Early took seventh in the 100 (11.82) and Matt Butar was 18th in the long jump (18-3 1/2).
In the girls open division, Hernandez was the top finisher for the Honkers by taking third in the 200 (27:44). Alexah Owens placed sixth in the 300 hurdles (53.9), Dasha Ershova took seventh in the 1,600 (6:06), Nelson was seventh in the 400 (65.41) and Yasmeen Lopez was 10th in the 200 (28.44).
Dasha Ershova finished 13th in the 800 (2:43), Summarah Bluett was 14th in the 300 hurdles (55.65), while Alina Quintana (200, 28.96) and Lopez (long jump, 14-2) posted other solid marks for Yuba City.
Sutter 6, Colusa 5
In West Sacramento – Zachary McDaniel drove home Cory McIntyre with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel the Huskies to a nonleague victory over the RedHawks under the lights at Raley Field on Saturday night.
Along with McDaniel’s heroics, Dante Caracciola and Todd Carr both hit RBI doubles, and McIntyre went 1 for 2 and score twice to lead the way for Sutter at the plate. The Huskies used a different pitcher in each inning and Carr earned the win after tossing a scoreless top of the seventh.
Cody Free drove in two runs, and Ethan Rakela and Clayton Angus smacked a doubled each for Colusa, which used five different pitchers in the game.
The Huskies (16-5-1) host Willows in a nonleague game on Monday, while the RedHawks (16-9) will play host East Nicolaus in another nonleague game that same day.
Sutter also earned an 11-0 victory in the junior varsity contest. Evan Del Pero went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Jason Crooks doubled and also knocked in two runs for the Huskies (19-4-1).