Sonoma track teams sweep El Mo, prep with swimmers for SCL finals
Senior Caitlyn Silkey, seen winning the pole-vault during a recent meet at Schantz Track, posted another victory in the event at El Molino last Wednesday.
When the results were finally sorted out from last Wednesday’s Sonoma County League track and field dual-season finale in Forestville, the Sonoma Valley High School boys’ and girls’ teams were declared the winners over host El Molino.
Now the Dragon track teams, along with Sonoma’s boys’ and girls’ swim squads, are honing up for the SCL championship finals, which take place this Saturday, May 14, in Windsor and Santa Rosa, respectively.
At the Santa Rosa Swim Center at the Ridgway Pool, the Dragon swimmers will first compete in the league trials Friday, May 13, before battling in the SCL finals on Saturday.
The SCL track and field varsity trials, along with the junior varsity championships, are set for Thursday, May 12, followed by the league finals on Saturday at Windsor High School.
In their SCL dual-season finales at El Molino, the Dragon boys eked out a 62-59 win, while the Sonoma girls were victorious 74-57.
Leading the Lady Dragons were winning 400-meter relay team of Maren Peterson, Ellen Angelino, Emma McGee and Ali Romano in 54.5 seconds; the victorious 1,600 relay team of McGee, Kirsten Hodgson, Eli Hernandez and Sarah Summers in a season-best time of 4 minutes, 33.6 seconds; McGee’s 400 first-place in 63.7 (personal record-PR); Macy Crawford’s discus first at 84-0 (PR); Romano’s 100 and 200 firsts in 13.3 and 28.4 (PR), respectively; Summers’ 100 and 300 hurdles first-places in 17.8 (PR) and 52.4, respectively, and triple-jump second at 30 feet, 2 inches; Caitlyn Silkey’s pole-vault first at 7-6 and high-jump second at 4-4; Hannah Cenci’s 3,200 first in 14:01.9 and 1,600 second in 6:06.1; Jenna Wirick’s triple-jump first at 30-6 and shot-put third at 25-10 (PR); Hodgson’s 800 second in 2:38.9; Serena Spry’s 3,200 in 15:11.1 and 1,600 third in 6:33.7; and Laura Amador’s 800 third in 2:40.7.
The Dragon boys’ were led by the winning 1,600-relay team of Devin McAllister, Chris Tose, Stefan Flynn-Garcia and Danny Maggioncalda in a season-best 3:44.8; McAllister’s 800 first-place in 2:11.7; Ray Mellinger’s shot-put first at 44-3; Alex Conner’s 1,600 and 3,200 firsts in 4:35.9 – 10th-best on Sonoma’s all-time boys’ top-10 in the event – and 10:26.9, respectively; Greg Maggioncalda’s 110 and 300 hurdles firsts in 17.6 and 44.0 (PR), respectively, and high-jump third at 5-0; the second-place 400 relay team of McAllister, Danny Maggioncalda, Brandon Gossett and Nick Fitzpatrick in a season-best 48.8; Tose’s 1,600 and 800 seconds in 4:42.1 (PR) and 2:12.4, respectively; Danny Maggioncalda’s 400 second in 54.2 (PR); Fitzpatrick’s 100 second in 12.2; Omar Paz’s shot-put and discus seconds at 40-3 and 115-2, respectively; Owen Ljung’s 3,200 second in 10:39.8 and 1,600 third in 4:42.3 (new freshman record); Gossett’s 100 third in 12.4 (PR); and Josh Heiser’s shot-put and discus thirds at 38-2 and 108-2, respectively.