High School Running Teams Win Big at Weekend Events

High School Running Teams Win Big at Weekend Events

A quartet of Encinal High School (EHS) men’s track-and-field athletes won the men’s 4x400-meter relay race at the Marsh Creek Invitational at Freedom High in Oakley, Saturday, March 12.

The squad of seniors: Quinton Rainey, Kameron Cole, Davis Oudor and junior Diego Cerna won the competition with a total time of 3:39.09. The squad beat out five other teams for the top spot. Rodriguez High of Fairfield finished in second place with a time of 3:46.12.

Other EHS athletes also had strong showings at the invitational. A trio of EHS men’s track-and-field athletes had top-five finishes in individual competitions.
Cerna finished fourth in the men’s varsity 400-meter competition. Cerna finished with a time of 54.52. Eric Tyson from Rodriguez High won the event with a time of 52.44. Eighteen athletes competed in the race.

EHS junior Erwin Radnaasuren finished fourth overall in the men’s 800-meter race. Radnaasuren finished with a time of 2:14.38. Cerna finished in sixth place in the competition with a time of 2:15.29. A pair of Acalanes High of Lafayette students finished first and second in the race. Tyler Hunt finished with a time of 2:02.82, while Loic Windfuhr Durand completed the race at 2:08.13. Eighteen people competed in the race.

EHS senior Benjamin Wilson ripsom finished fourth in the men’s 1,600-meter competition. Wilson ripsom completed the distance with a time of 4:43.35. Dylan Baptista from Liberty High of Brentwood won the race with a time of 4:35.35. Twenty-two athletes competed in the race.

EHS senior Kameron Cole finished 12th in the men’s 200-meter race with a time of 24.09. Fellow WHS senior Aaron Hutcherson came in 21st place in the same race at 25.06. Thirty-three runners took part in the event.

EHS senior Asia Lyons-Mason finished eighth in the women’s 200-meter race. She finished with a time of 29.14. Milani Bell from Pittsburg High School won the race with a time of 25.88.

Alameda High School
A quartet of Alameda High School women’s track-and-field athletes won the women’s distance medley race at the Co-Ed Titan Twilight event at Skyline High in Oakland on Saturday.

The team of seniors, Katy Hosokawa and Madison Tiaffay; and juniors, Sophia Carpenter and Leomi Wu; finished the race with a time of 13:19.24. Urban High of San Francisco finished second with a time of 13:21.85.

A distance medley relay is made up of a 1,200-meter leg, a 400-meter leg, an 800-meter leg, and a 1,600-meter leg; all in that order. The total distance run is 4,000 meters, or nearly 2.5 miles. Carpenter ran the 1,200-meter leg, Hosokawa ran the 400-meter leg, Tiaffay ran the 800-meter leg and Wu ran the 1,600-meter leg.