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Riverbank Track And Field Ready For TVL Finals
Just about everything that has needed to fall into place has done exactly that for the Riverbank High Track and Field program and the squad hopes the momentum continues as they prepare for the Trans-Valley League Championships at Delta College in Stockton.

Riverbank closed out the league season with a solid performance against Modesto Christian, leaving the Bruins one step away from a berth into the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisionals.

"I think we have two or three guys who will have a strong showing at divisionals," Riverbank head coach Monte Wood said. "Chris Nunez, Donovan Wallace, Alex Reyes, Casey DeYoung, with that many kids I think we have a legit shot at divisionals.

"I don't know if it's as good as Oakdale or Placer, but we're a division four school."

Riverbank will most certainly be looking for a dominating performance during today's (Wednesday, May 13) TVL championships. The Bruins will be watching closely as standout athlete Wallace will look to improve on his record setting day in the TVL finale.

"He broke a 40-year-old record in the school 100," Wood said of Wallace at the final dual meet with Modesto Christian. "He ran a 10.73 on a dirt track after a bad start. We really think he can run under that.

"At the league meet we're going to be running on a track that is just like the one in Beijing and he's just getting better at that event."

Wood has been adamant about what he expects from his club, heading into his first postseason as the Bruins' head coach. Riverbank will head into the initial postseason meet with lofty expectations and the squad has to know they cannot reach them without a complete team commitment.

"We've told them that every kid matters and every point matters," Wood said. "No one point matters more than any other in a meet, everybody counts.

"Each of them has to give it their all in whatever event they're in."

Field events begin at 10 a.m. with the running events starting at 1 p.m.