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Bruin Boys Make Impressive Statement
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When the Riverbank High track team rolled over to Ripon High to take on the Indians, the team took advantage of a make-up match with Hughson and scheduled them on the docket as well. By the time the double-dual meet ended the Bruins earned a pair of wins and both in convincing fashion.

Riverbank improved on its already impressive season by beating Ripon 101-35 and taking care of Hughson 97-39.

"I was really impressed with our boys performance," Riverbank head coach Monte Wood said. "Ripon has a pretty good track team, but our boys were focused and performed really well."

The Bruins saw their constant trendsetters make their mark on the meet with Donovan Wallace, Chris Nunez and Jose Moreno all posting multiple wins in the TVL meet.

"Our usual standouts stepped up and really took care of business," Wood said. "They have done a great job for us all season."

The Lady Bruins took out Ripon with relative ease, beating the Indians 92-44, but the squad did not have as much luck against Hughson, dropping their action against the Huskies 72-64.

"We were able to beat Ripon," Wood said. "But we lost a very well contested meet against Hughson. The meet came down to the last event (4x400-meter relay) and they won that to take the victory.

"I feel our girls did a great job of battling though."

Tempest Robertson made the most of the double-dual meet, setting a personal record in the shot put and winning the event with a toss of 31'5". Her sister Tora took down the long and triple jumps in both meets.

The girls 400-meter saw Alyssa Adams outlasting a determined Hughson runner for the race win.

"Alyssa was behind by almost 10 meters," Wood said, "with less than 100 meters to go and she managed to pass Hughson at the very end of the race."

The Lady Bruins put together a solid meet, giving their coach something to build upon heading into the most important part of the season.

"Usually I go home upset after losing a meet," Wood said. "However, our girls and the Hughson team really performed well.

"So I was content, but with my eyes set on the league championships