Wolves track down postseason victory

San Jacinto Valley Academy track teams finished postseason with high marks in the Warrior league and a CIF Masters appearance

Photo by Corey Evan/The Valley Chronicle
The boys brought in second place overall in the Warrior League for the Wolfpack, while the ladies went undefeated for the second consecutive season.

■ By Corey Evan / Reporter

Who says you need a track in order to stay on-track yourself? San Jacinto Valley Academy, a CIF Division 4 school, doesn’t! Their campus is small and lacks an actual track and field facility, but their track and field team is big on progress even without it. This was evident at the Warrior League finals, the CIF Southern Section postseason and led one Wolf to the CIF masters meet at El Camino College on Saturday May 26.
The boys brought in second place overall in the Warrior League for the Wolfpack, while the ladies went undefeated for the second consecutive season. Their individual figures look like this:

League Finals
4×100 Relay Girls 2nd place 54.67 Hayleigh Apodaca, Hannah Libeu, Savannah Naasz, Tiffany Ruddell
Girls 1600 8th Place Jay-McKayla Mortus 7:01.91
Boys 110 meter high hurdles 5th Julian Jaimes 19.96, 8th Julian Torrez 21.22
Girls 100 meter high hurdles 1st Savannah Naasz 19.24, 2nd Hayleigh Apodaca 20.97
Girls 400 meter dash 3rd Chasari Calvillo 1:11.05
Boys 400 meter dash 5TH Isaiah Abram 56.56, 8th Jacob Calderon 57.26
Girls 100 meter dash 3rd Amanda Guido 15.41, 7th Oksana Yevtushuk 16.01, 8th Samantha Prudencio 16.21
Boys 800 meter run 2nd Steven Regla 2:13.16, 3rd Sebastian Camacho 2:16.73
Boys 300 meter intermediate hurdles 3rd Julian Jaimes 47.45, 8th Julian Torrez 53.46
Girls 300 low hurdles 1st Hayleigh Apodaca 52.21, 2nd Savannah Naasz 54.02
Girls 200 meter dash 6th Amanda Guido 31.41, 8th Samantha Prudencio 34.52
Boys 200 meter dash 1st Conor Farrell 23.05
Girls 3200 meter run 5th Jay McKayla Mortus 15:41.39
Girls 4×400 relay 2nd 4:51.86 Chasari Calvillo, Hannah Libeu, Rhayma Edwards, Tiffany Ruddell
Boys 4×400 relay 2nd 4:00.57 Seth Gomez, Julian Jaimes, Isaiah Abram, Jacob Calderon
Girls High Jump 1st Savannah Naasz 4’ 4”, 2nd Hannah Libeu 4’ 0”, 3rd Rhayma Edwards 3’ 10”
Boys High Jump 2nd Isaiah Abram 5’ 0”
Girls Long Jump 1st Tiffany Ruddell 13’ 8”, 3rd Hannah Libeu 31’ 2”, 4th Oksana Yevtushuk 12’ 0”
Boys Long Jump 1st Jorge Murillo 18’ 3”, 8th Conor Farrell 15’ 6”
Girls Triple Jump 1st Tiffany Ruddell 31’ 8”, 2nd Hannah Libeu 28’ 3”, 3rd Oksana Yevtushuk 25’ 3”, 4th Rhayma Edwards 25’ 1”
Girls Discus 1st Kalianna Lesa 112’ 10” 2nd Audrey Adamson 80’ 4”, 5th Angelina Ochoa-Garcia 66’ 11”
Boys Discus 1ts Kobe Hamedih 106’ 10”, 8th Quinton Blythe 80’ 11”
Girls Shot Put 1st Kalianna Lesa 35’ 5”, 3rd Tatiana McPhatter 27’ 4.5”, 8th Angelina Ochoa-Garcia 21’ 5”
Boys Shot Put 3rd Kobe Hamedih 38’ 11”, 8th Quinton Blythe 29’ 5.5”, 11th Fexlix Villa 25’ 11.5”
Girls Pole Vault 1st Oksana Yevtushuk 6’ 0”, 2nd Rhayma Edwards 5’ 6”, 3rd Samantha Prudencio 5’ 0”
Boys Pole Vault 1st Jorge Murillo 6’ 0”, 2nd Julian Torrez 5’ 6”

CIF Prelims Boys
200 meter dash 25th Conor Farrell 23.69
Long Jump 29th Jorge Murillo 17’ 8.75”
Shot Put 27th Kobe Hamedih 38’ 3.75”
Discus 28th Kobe Hamedih 103’ 9”
100 meter high hurdles 33rd Savannah Naasz 18.90
Pole Vault no height Oksana Yevtushuk
Long Jump 33rd Tiffany Ruddell 14’ 1.5”
Triple Jump 20th Tiffany Ruddell 31’ 10”
Discus 23rd Kailanna Lesa 88’ 2”
Discus 28th Audrey Adamson 79’ 7”
Shot Put 3rd Kaliana Lesa 36’ 9.5”

CIF Finals
Shot Put: 2nd, Kalianna Lesa 39’ 9.75” ( 7th place in Southern Section)

CIF Masters Meet
Shot Put: 11th, Kalianna Lesa 38’ 2”
Coach Bob Summers admits having a track team without a track is hard: “We throw on the parking lot. We run around the baseball and softball fields. We hurdle around the baseball and softball fields. We jump around the baseball and softball fields. So basically, it’s a tough time. But the kids… really try hard.”
And some team members have high aspirations, including outgoing senior Kalianna Lesa (a 2017 MVP Spotlight nominee!) who will be throwing for UC Riverside starting in the fall.

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