California tracksters advance to Sectionals

The California High School track team competed at the Tri-County Conference track meet at Versailles May 3, followed by the Class 2 District 3 track meet at Linn Saturday, where a number of California athletes earned All-Conference honors by finishing in the top three of their event at the conference meet, while many earned All-District honors by finishing in the top four of their event at the district meet to advance to Class 2 Sectionals Saturday at Centralia. Lady Pintos who earned both honors, above, front row, from left, are Sydney Deeken, Tanner Roberts, Lizzy Kirby and Karin Bolinger; and back row, Audrey Imhoff, and Lesa Langlotz, who earned All-Conference honors. Hanna Carpenter was also named All-Conference and All-District, but was not present for the picture.

The California High School track team competed at the Tri-County Conference track meet at Versailles May 3, followed by the Class 2 District 3 track meet at Linn Saturday, where a number of California athletes earned All-Conference honors by finishing in the top three of their event at the conference meet, while many earned All-District honors by finishing in the top four of their event at the district meet to advance to Class 2 Sectionals Saturday at Centralia. Lady Pintos who earned both honors, above, front row, from left, are Sydney Deeken, Tanner Roberts, Lizzy Kirby and Karin Bolinger; and back row, Audrey Imhoff, and Lesa Langlotz, who earned All-Conference honors. Hanna Carpenter was also named All-Conference and All-District, but was not present for the picture. Photo by April Arnett.

The California High School track team competed at the Class 2 District 3 track meet at Linn Saturday, May 7, where both the Pintos and Lady Pintos finished in fourth place, while a number of California athletes finished in the top four of their event individually to earn All-District honors and advance to the Class 2 Sectional meet Saturday, May 14, at Centralia.

Blair Oaks won the girls division and Fatima won the boys division.

In the girls' division of the district meet, the following Lady Pintos earned All-District honors and advanced to Sectionals: Sydney Deeken, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump and 200 Meter; Tanner Roberts, 100 Meter and 4x400 Meter Relay; Lizzy Kirby, 3200 Meter and 4x800 Meter Relay; Karin Bolinger, 4x800 Meter Relay and 4x400 Meter Relay; Audrey Imhoff, 4x800 Meter Relay and 4x400 Meter Relay; Hanna Carpenter, 4x800 Meter Relay; and Lesa Langlotz, 4x400 Meter Relay.

"Coach Matzes' gang of jumpers dominated the meet," California Coach Rick Edwards said. "We had seven jumpers qualify for the Sectional meet. Sydney had a nice 200 Meter race. There are three girls who were within a yard of each other and she pulled out the win. All of our relays on the boys' and girls' side pointed."

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The California High School track team competed at the Tri-County Conference track meet at Versailles May 3, followed by the Class 2 District 3 track meet at Linn Saturday, where a number of California athletes earned All-Conference honors by finishing in the top three of their event at the conference meet, while many earned All-District honors by finishing in the top four of their event at the district meet to advance to Class 2 Sectionals Saturday at Centralia. Pintos who earned honors, front row, from left, are Phillip Longan, All-Conference and All-District; Kaleb Borghardt, All- District; Don Figgins and Walter Juarez, All-Conference and All-District; and Seth Fairchild, All-District; back row, Anthony Price, Ethan Jones and Garrett Baquet, All-Conference and All-District; and Nathan Thibon and Ty Kirchner, All-Conference. (Logan Rowles was named All-Conference and All-District, but was not present for the picture.)

For more of this story check out the May 11 issue of the California Democrat.

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