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Vista has solid performances at King/Gilbert Invite

By: Staff Report
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The Vista del Lago track team had a promising season opening on March 3 at Sac State where the relay teams set marks that are top-five all time for Vista. The boys 4x100 team led the way by setting a new school record and tied for seventh in a very competitive group. To top it off Vista runners posted good times in the boys and girls 800 and 1,500-meter runs. With that meet under their belt, the Eagles were fully prepared when they went to the Granite Bay High School meet Saturday to export some 2012 vintage Eagle spirit. Totaling close to 150 entries spread out throughout 31 events, Vista del Lago displayed its force and versatility at the meet. The highlights of this rather chilly and long day came from Clare Carroll for her first-place finish in the varsity 1,600 meters, the junior varsity girls 4x100’s first place (Amanda Oyao, Kyra Tung, Allie Magon, Caprina Pipion ), the varsity girls literally running away with the 4x400 (Kelsey Decker, Sierra Jaeger, Taylor Knickerbocker, Madeleine Ankhelyi) to cap a terrific day. Also, Martin Garza ran well in the 100 meters as did Nathan Lemay, Harry Kozlowski, Chris Cooper and Ethan Pipion in the 4x100 meters, who finished tied for second. Chris Cooper placed fourth in the 100 meters, while the 4x100 relay team of Garza, Mitch McCann, David Raymond and Mitch Jones took fifth. The meet allowed many Vista runners to set their personal records in the distance races and also showed some encouraging results in the hurdle races and freshman/sophomore relays. Other top performances of the girls included Jessica Sampson (100, 13.88; 200, 28.51), Amanda Oyao (100, 14.60), Kelsey Decker (200, 28.67), Kyra Tung (200, 29.27), Sierra Jaeger (800, 2:27.69), Michaela Reynold (1,600, 6:00.53), Nicole Frydenlung (100 hurdles, 18.65; 300 hurdles (53.13), Meaghan Heffellfinger (shot and discus) and Caprina Pipion (fourth place, long, triple jump). Other top performances for the boys included David Raymond (400, 56.41), Kyle Chun (1,600, 4:55.01), Zach Jaeger (3,200, 10:22.05), Andrew Eklam (300 hurdles, 45.61), Patrick Roche (discus), Garza (long jump), Spencer Greco (triple jump). Overall, the varsity girls placed fourth, while the JV girls finished seventh.