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Mustangs on a roll with D II Track and Field Championship!

By Kerensa Uyeta-Buckley, Elk Grove Citizen, 05/15/19, 9:45AM PDT

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With several athletes coming home with several individual championships apiece and its boys’ relay teams sweeping the relays, the Monterey Trail Mustang men’s team finished far ahead of the competition on May 7 and 9 and won the Sac-Joaquin Section DII Championship for Track and Field.

The Mustangs scored 91 points as a team, while the second place men’s team, Turlock finished with 57.33 points at American River College.

Zach Larrier took home four championships for the Mustangs including both relays to lead the program and Prophet Brown and Camden Wheeler took home two championships apiece as legs of both relays as well.

The Monterey Trail team of Andre Crump, Brown, Wheeler and Larrier won the boys’ 4x100 relay in 41.97 seconds.

Larrier also won the 400 meter dash in 46.74 seconds, which broke the previous meet record of 47.60, set in 2016. His teammate Wheeler placed second with his time of 47.83 seconds.

Crump placed second in the long jump with his jump of 21’11.50 while his teammates Brown and Kevin Adams placed third (21’10) and sixth, respectively (21’05).

In the 100 meter dash, Crump placed third with his time of 11.40 seconds.  In the 200 meter dash, Larrier won after finishing with a time of 21.78 seconds. Wheeler placed fourth with his time of 22.53 seconds.

The Mustangs swept the boys’ relays after Brown, Wheeler, Bubba Echols and Larrier won the 4x400 with their time of 3:21.27.

In the boys’ high jump, Adams qualified with his jump of 6’01. Adams placed second in the triple jump at 44’08.0.

In boys’ shot put, Lathun Snipes placed fourth with his throw of 45’03.5.

In the girls’ 1600 meter run, Monterey Trail’s Isabella Villa placed sixth in the varsity girls’ 1600 meter run with her time of 5:34.11. In the 300 meter hurdles, Collins placed second with her time of 44.53 seconds.

In the 100 hurdles, India Collins placed third with her time of 15.31 seconds.

The top six finishers in each event plus athletes who met the at-large marks moved on to this week’s Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track and field tournament, which starts May 17 at Davis High School.

The Masters trials start at 2 p.m. for select field events and start at 4 p.m. for running events.

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