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Riverbank Scores Well At TVL Track, Field Championships
Riverbanks Zac Richison jumps a hurdle in the 110-meter race, placing third in the Trans-Valley League championship event. Those qualifying there were to be competing in the Divisional competition this week at Stanislaus State. Ric McGinnis/The News

Riverbank’s track and field teams did well at Thursday’s Trans-Valley League Championship Meet. It was the second time in the three years since the all-weather track was built at Riverbank High that the TVL has come here to close out its track and field season.

In overall team points, the Riverbank girls came in fourth place, with 59.5, behind Escalon’s 77, and Hilmar’s 123, with Hughson on top, at 133.5 points.

The Bruin boys came in sixth in team scoring at 46 points, of seven schools entered, where Ripon came out on top with 124 points.


Lady Bruin Track

The girls team saw success on the track, where senior Savannah Macias took first place in the 100-meter dash, at 12.82 seconds, and the 200-meters, at 27.01.

In the 100, teammates Juliana Kovneva came in at 15th, at 14.34, while Alysia Beecroft came in 17th at 14.58, a season record for her efforts. In the 200, Valeria Aguiniga posted a 29.41, a personal record for her 12th place finish, while Kovneva recorded another 15th place finish with a time of 30.13.

In the 400-meters, Aguiniga placed 11th, with a 1:07.50, and Miriam Albor placed 15th at 1:11.84.

In the 800-meters, Angelina Moreno set a personal record at 2:59.22, but finished in 14th place while teammate Yara Choeb finished next, at 3:00.61. In the 1600-meters, the Lady Bruins took another first place when Alondra Hernandez set a personal record of 5:12.89 for first place. Diane Murillo placed 11th with a time of 6:27.40 and Choeb came in 12th at 6:32.26.

In the 3200, Yuliana Rivera clocked a personal record for 8th place, at 13:55.77; Anastasia Toscano came in at 14:00.65 for 10th; and Murillo finished in 12th place, with a time of 14:05.29.

In the girls relays, the Lady Bruin 4x100-meter team of Aguiniga, Macias, Andrea Ruiz and Alexa Gutierrez came in fourth, at 53.06 seconds. The 4x400-meter team of Aguiniga, Hernandez, Macias and Albor came in fifth with a time of 4:42.90.


Field Events

In other events, Riverbank placed in the discus. Marissa Castellanos came in third with a 98-foot, 7-inch throw, and Cecilia Leon finished fourth, at 89-08.

In the girls shot put, Leon finished third with a personal record 29-11 throw. Mikayla Macias also set a personal record 29-03 for fourth and Castellanos came in with a 28-07 for fifth place.

Riverbank freshman Bridgete Allen set personal record in the pole vault at 6-6, good enough for fifth place.


RHS Boys Track

In the boys 400-meter race, Chris Martinez posted at 54.94-second time for a seventh place finish, and Israel Garcia came in 17th, with a 1:00.07 time.

In the 800-meter race, Martinez finished fourth at 2:08.76, while Isaac Andalon came in 10th at 2:17.86, and Nico Pulido finished at 2:20.80 for 11th.

In the 1600-meters, senior Damian Lopez finished second at 4:44.90 and freshman Adan Salgado set a personal record at 5:01.13 for a 10th place finish.

Two Bruin runners set personal records in the 3200-meter race: Lopez came in second, with 10:37.65, while Carlos Aguilera ran 10:50.42 for third place.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Riverbank senior Zac Richison placed third, at 16.70-seconds, while Allen Brown finished eighth at 18.70. Jose Nuno placed 12th at 19.50.

In the 300-meter hurdles, Richison placed fourth (44.11), Brown was 13th (50.40) and Nuno was 15th (51.91).

In the relays, Riverbank’s 4x100-meter team of Alex Rangel, Margarito Capetill, Brown and Theo Luu finished at 48.94-seconds, a seventh place finish.

For the 4x400-meter relay the RHS team made up of Freddy Arana, Pulido, Martinez and Andalon ran 3:47.41, for a fourth place finish.

In the triple jump, Luu placed eighth at a 38-9.75, while Nuno set a personal record with a 35-11 and 14th place.


Field Events

Riverbank’s results for the shot put were scattered, with Andalon finishing seventh; Cirilo Vigil came in 11th; and Jorge Yepez ended up 13th.

In the discus, Andalon finished ninth; Octavio Garcia came in 13th; and Edgar Arana ended up at 16th.

Richison came in third in the pole vault with a 10-6 finish.

Luu placed 12th in the long jump, at 17-4.75-inches; Brown came in at 16th (16-05.25).