California tracksters shine at conference and district meets

California's Walker Borghardt, at right, competes in the 100 Meter at the Class 2 District 3 Meet at Blair Oaks High School Saturday. Borghardt finished the event in third place with 11.5 to earn All-District honors and advance to Class 2 Sectionals Saturday at Centralia.

California's Walker Borghardt, at right, competes in the 100 Meter at the Class 2 District 3 Meet at Blair Oaks High School Saturday. Borghardt finished the event in third place with 11.5 to earn All-District honors and advance to Class 2 Sectionals Saturday at Centralia. Photo by April Arnett.

The California High School varsity track team competed at the Tri-County Conference track meet Tuesday, May 1, hosted by Blair Oaks, Wardsville, where the Pintos and Lady Pintos finished in third place.

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California's Sydney Deeken clears the bar in the High Jump event at the district track meet Saturday at Wardsville. Deeken finished the event in first place with 5'4" to earn All-District honors and advance to Class 2 Sectionals Saturday at Centralia.

In the boys’ division, Osage finished in first place, followed by Eldon, California, Blair Oaks, Versailles and Warsaw.

In the girls’ division, Blair Oaks won, followed by Eldon, California, Osage, Versailles and Warsaw.

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The California High School varsity track team competed at the Tri-County Conference Meet May 1 at Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, where 11 California athletes earned All-Conference honors by finishing in the top three of their event. Front row, from left, are Libby Martin and Liz Kirby; middle row, Justin Mitchell, Nathan Thibon, Garret Baquet, Luke Burger and Walker Borghardt; back row, Logan Rowles, Sydney Deeken, Phillip Longan and Anthony Price.

California athletes who earned All-Conference honors for finishing in the top three of their event include the following: Phillip Longan, High Jump; Walker Borghardt, Triple Jump, 100 Meter and 200 Meter; Garret Baquet, Triple Jump and 4x400 Meter Relay; Luke Burger, Pole Vault; Anthony Price, 400 Meter, 200 Meter and 4x400 Meter Relay; Nathan Thibon, 800 Meter and 4x400 Meter Relay; Justin Mitchell, 800 Meter; Logan Rowles, 4x400 Meter Relay; Sydney Deeken, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump and 200 Meter; Liz Kirby, 1600 Meter and 3200 Meter; and Libby Martin, 400 Meter.

For more of this story check out the May 9 issue of the California Democrat.

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