The Golden Valley varsity boys track and field team solidified an undefeated Foothill League record on Thursday, defeating the West Ranch boys team 85-51.
Things started off a little rough for the Grizzlies, as the boys 4×100 team was disqualified and West Ranch took care of business in the boys 1600-meters.
After the slow start, Golden Valley was able to pick up some wins in both the field and running events to get back in the right direction.
“It started off shaky for the boys after a DQ in the 4×100 and we got swept in the 1600,” Golden Valley head coach Jalonick Davis said. “Things shortly settled down after we began racking up points in the field events and then more running events.”
The Grizzlies’ varsity girls team also won, defeating the Wildcats 76-60 to finish the season 4-1 and earn second-place in the Foothill League.
Senior Shyann Franklin led a Golden Valley field team that dominated on the afternoon, earning most of the points for the Grizzlies.
“The girls got a majority of the points in the field events. We did a solid job in the running events and won both relays,” Davis said.
The Grizzlies, Wildcats and the other four Foothill League teams will gather on Thursday and Friday for the Foothill League prelims.
Saugus girls clinch league title with win over Hart, boys also win
The Saugus girls varsity track and field team clinched the Foothill League title outright on Thursday, defeating Hart 96-40 at Hart High School.
The boys varsity squad also won, defeating Hart 103-33.
“It was truly a team effort this season. We have a great group of athletes,” Saugus head coach Kevin Berns said. “League prelims and finals will not only be really competitive, but fun. The Foothill League has been gifted with a lot of talented athletes.”
Canyon boys and girls defeat Valencia
Both Canyon’s boys and girls track and field teams took care of business on Thursday afternoon at home against Valencia, with the boys winning 80-56 and the girls winning 97-38.
The Vikings were able to start off with a win in the boys and girls 4×100, but the Cowboys started to earn first-place finishes to give themselves a boost in points.
Ethan Danforth won the 1600-meter with a time of 4 minutes and 37.5 seconds and then Austin Hernandez took home top honors in the boys 110-meter hurdles at 16.4 for Canyon
Valencia’s Tylyn Cook won the boys 100-meter with a time of 10.9 and Canyon’s Micah Adeyemo won the boys 200-meter with a time of 23.5
Tyler Cash continued his dominance this season in the boys high jump with a 6-0 to earn five points for the Cowboys. Cash also took first place in the boys triple jump (40-1).
Valencia’s Adam West won the boys long jump (19-3) and pole vault (13-8).
Jacob Lopez, the top boys thrower in the Foothill League this season, won both the shot put (54-2) and the discus throw (155-10).
Freshman sensation Emily Guluzza took home the win for Canyon in the girls 800-meter with a time of 2:25.5 She was also a part of the winning 4×400 team, along with Alexis Robles, Kayla Young and Angelee Berganio that finished with a time of 4:25.
Young also won the girls 300-meter hurdles at 55.3.
Sydney Makar won the girls 1600-meter at 5:20.25 for Valencia and Camryn Jones won the girls 100-meter at 13.0.
Canyon’s Jackie Morrison won the girls long jump (15-11 1/4) and the girls triple jump (31-0).
Savannah Giller won the girls high jump at 4-6 for Canyon. Valencia’s Ivie Sanchez won the girls pole vault (10-2).
The Cowboys also won both throwing events for the girls with Haylei Adryemo taking the top spot in the shot put (30-3 1/2) and Justine Alberto winning the discus throw (82-0).