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RHS Girls Sweep Track Invitational
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Led by Kasey Wool with three first places, Riverbank High School girls swept the Sierra Timberwolf track and field invitational at Modesto Junior College on Saturday.

Wool won the 100-meter hurdles in 17 seconds flat, the 300-meter hurdles in 48.72 and the pole vault with a height of 10 feet.

"She has not hit her peak this year yet in the pole vault and she was vaulting with a bigger pole than she is used to," said Bruin coach Monte Wood.

Her times for the hurdles were her fastest this season, although she has not been practicing the 100-meter event much, he added.

Riverbank track member Bianca Melchor won the 1,600 meters in a time of 5:34.72. Riverbank placed one, two and three in this race, with Georgina Arnold scoring second place and Brettany Harrison coming in third.

Maritza Garcia led the 3,200 meters with a winning time of 11:54.19. Angelica Duarte was close behind her, in second place, with an excellent time.

Another standout for the Bruins was Kelly Clancey, who placed second in the pole vault, third in the triple jump, and fourth in the high jump.

Starring for the Bruin boys was freshman German Fernandez, who placed third in the two-mile in 9:44. This is the fourth or fifth fastest time in RHS track history, Wood noted, and extraordinary for a freshman.

"This was the first time German's ever competed in the two mile. He's already rated among the state's top five in distance running," said Wood, adding that he played football last fall instead of running cross country as most track athletes do.

Tony Winstead placed second for Riverbank High School in the pole vault, and Ben DeYoung was third.

In the frosh-soph division, Omar Fernandez won the mile event, and Isaac Montoya placed second.

The RHS track event on the road against Ripon, which was originally set for Thursday of this week, was brought forward to Tuesday.