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Several Bruins Continuing On To Masters
The Riverbank High Bruins put on an impressive showing during the Trans-Valley League Track and Field Championships and the team members continued their impressive run during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Meet at Modesto Junior College.

The Bruins showed up and grabbed several Masters Meet berths with top-6 performances during the two-day meet held at MJC. Riverbank's German Fernandez had little problem stealing the show, racing off to the fastest 1600-time in the entire country this season during his winning heat.

Fernandez impressed all in attendance with his completion of the mile in just over four minutes of running.

"I was up in the stands and I actually started to get the crowd going," Riverbank coach Bruce Edwards said of his electrifying race. "I told people if you cheer for German it makes him go that much harder and a group of us started going and the next thing you know the entire stands got into it."

His mile race was clearly one of the highlights of the divisional meet, yet it was far from the Riverbank Bruins' only shining moment.

Riverbank's Marissa Miglin took her competition to the next level, continuing on in 300-hurdles and the high jump. Her leap of five-feet left her just two inches away from the top qualifying spot but qualified her into Hughes Stadium for a trip to the Masters.

Jenni Manriquez was solid in her showing in the discus and the shot put, advancing in the discus and keeping her season alive for at least another week.

Donovan Wallace has made his debut season that much more impressive, winning two berths in the Masters Meet with impressive showings in the long jump and triple jump.

Wallace is competing in the events for the first time this season, yet has continued to distance himself from the best jumpers in the area, closing out divisionals with a second place finish in the long and a top-3 finish in the triple.