March 28, 2018

Pacifica vs Channel Islands

March 28, 2018 - Pacifica High School, Oxnard CA

Girls Varsity

The Triton Girls battled all morning and early afternoon to pull off an exciting nail biting win by just 3 points. In the first track event of the day the Girls 4x100 relay consisting of Gillian Serate, Dajshai Bennett, Samantha Tamayo, and Kierra Sherrod took 1st place. Kassandra Arroyo stepped up and ran a tough double as she placed 2nd in the 1600 and 1st in the 3200. Kierra Sherrod took care of business in the 100 hurdles where she took 1st place. Jasmine Guerrero won the 400, while teammate Samantha Martinez came in 2nd taking a full second off her personal best. Dajshai Bennett ran lifetime bests in the 100 and 200 to take 1st in both events, while teammate Samantha Tamayo also ran lifetime bests in the 100 and 200 to take 2nd and 4th. Leana Magdaleno added a 3rd place in the 800. Meanwhile in the field events, Gillian Serate was a double winner as she won both the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Teammate Jasmine Guerrero was 2nd in the Triple Jump and 3rd in the Long Jump, while Esmeralda Solis added a 3rd place in the Triple Jump. Alexis Short was 2nd in the Discus, and 3rd in the Shot Put. With all the girls' collective hard work and one event left, the Tritons were down by 2 points setting up a head to head race in the 4x400 relay for the win. The team of Jasmine Guerrero, Gillian Serate, Samantha Tamayo, and Samantha Martinez came up victorious in exciting fashion to win the competition by 3 points. 

Boys Varsity

The Boys competition was highlighted by some great field event performances. Kyrie Wilson broke the almost decade old Long Jump record set back in 2009, as he leaped 21 feet 4.5 inches into the record books for Pacifica. Jacob Guzman had an impressive day as he won both the Discus and the Shot Put, breaking his Discus personal best by nearly 20 feet. Freshman Christian Alejandre was 2nd in the Discus. Brandon Lyons added a 2nd place finish in the Triple Jump, while teammate Ruben Ruiz was 3rd in the Long Jump, and Jamshid Atashbar was 2nd in the High Jump. Sophomore Malik Sherrod was the 300 hurdles winner and placed 2nd in the 110 hurdles. Edgar Romero had a 1 second personal best to bring in a 2nd place finish in the 400. 

Girls JV

Similar to the Varsity Girls, the JV pulled off a close win that came down the the wire. The 4x100 relay team consisting of Anissa Cason, Shanelle Manalo, Macey Holmes, and Sofia Marquez took the victory in the opening race of the day. Joanna Dam added a 2nd place in the 1600. Macey Holmes was a double winner as she set personal bests in the 400 and Triple Jump. Julie Soto added a 2nd place in the 400 and teammate Alexa Fiero was 2nd in the Triple Jump. The Triton Girls swept the Long Jump as Sofia Marquez took 1st, Samantha Dianni was 2nd, and Roselyn Magana took 3rd. Anissa Cason took care of business in the sprints as she was the double winner in the 100 and 200. Shanelle Manalo placed 2nd in the 100 and 3rd in the 200. Samantha Dianni added a 2nd in the 200. Yvette Alvarez, Giselle Morales, and Liliana Gomez took 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the 3200. Brittany Salazar, Aymme Ruiz, and Eva Toledo were also 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the High Jump. Ceana Mesa was 2nd and 3rd in the Shot Put and Discus, while teammate Breanna Morales added a 3rd in the Shot Put. With the points added up and one event left, the girls were up by 5 points. Setting up a 4x400 relay finale similar to the Varsity Girls. except a loss would result in a tie in the overall competition. Mireya Agama, Cecilia Hernandez, Macey Holmes, and Anissa Cason did not let that happen as they took the victory securing a Pacifica win. The girls JV have a perfect record of 2-0 in the Pacific View League. 

Boys JV

The boys were led by Sophomore Isaiah Moon as he racked up 14.25 points winning the 100, Long Jump, and placed 2nd in the Triple Jump by 1 inch. He also anchored the winning 4x100 relay team consisting of Sebastian Cervantes, Daniel Pierce, and Nohl Williams. Sebastian Cervantes also finished 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in the 100. Alejandro Gonzales ran the tough double as he came in 2nd in both the 1600 and 3200. Brian Diaz was 2nd place in the 400, while teammate Nohl Williams took 3rd and also a 2nd in High Jump. Daniel Pierce was 3rd in the High Jump as well. Thrower Jesus Jaramillo was 2nd in the Discus and 3rd in the Shot Put. The Tritons fought hard till the very end as the 4x400 relay team consisting of Sebastian Cervantes, Nohl Williams, Daniel Pierce, and Brian Diaz took a very tight victory to end the competition. 

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