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DHS boys avenge section track loss but girls fall

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DHS freshman Sofia Castiglioni, right, races in the combined 3,200 meters on Wednesday against St. Francis. Castiglioni was the first girl to finish. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

Facing Jesuit and St. Francis for the first time since the two teams narrowly edged the Davis High boys and girls at last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Championships, Wednesday’s dual meet at Brown Stadium was an opportunity for the Blue Devils to get some revenge.

The DHS boys team did just that, demolishing the Marauders, 96-45, but the Devil girls lost another close decision, 74-66.

“It’s an early season meet, so in spite of the rivalry, (the meet) remained somewhat casual,” said Davis head coach Spencer Elliott. “As the coach, I choose to present it this way to our athletes. It will be much different in May when we see them in the section competition.”

But just because the meet was more relaxed than a usual DHS-Jesuit or Blue Devil-Troubadour meeting, there was still a lot of tough competition — and some great local performances.

For the Davis boys, junior Kyle Clancy again took first in three different events, winning in the high jump (6-06), triple jump (43-11) and 110-meter hurdles (15.33). Clancy captured the high jump and both hurdles races last week against Woodland.

His Devil classmate Alexander McIntyre was the only DHS sprinter to finish in the top eight of the 100-meter dash, but he also was the only sprinter from either school to run it in under 11 seconds, getting the victory in 10.92.

In the pole vault, local Nate Harper won the event by nearly six feet, clearing 14-01.

Other standout Blue Devil boys performances included Ben Roberts winning the 800 and placing second in the 1,600; Blake Croft taking the 400 in 50.52; and freshman Ben Easton’s pole vault and triple jump results, which would have placed him second for both in the varsity standings if he didn’t compete in the frosh/soph portion of the meet.

As expected, Jesuit dominated the throwing events, but promising DHS sophomore Reese Peterson did manage to place sixth in shot put and eighth in the discus throw.

The event was marred by intermittent winds that rendered some times to be described as “wind-aided” and created an extra challenge for the athletes.

“In field events, (the wind) can throw off an athlete’s mark,” Elliott said. “In running events, it can blast a kid in the face on the back stretch leaving them more fatigued than normal. That said, we have no control over the weather, and the weather is never an excuse. I was grateful for the opportunity to practice how we deal with it. It’s going to be like that again at some point.”

On the girls side of the meet, one freshman sensation continued to show that she’s ready to contribute to the Devil cause now.

Alyssa Lengtat won the triple jump with 35-07.50, a distance that was good for third in DHS history. She also placed second in the long jump, hitting the sand at 14-11.75.

The local girls were missing a few of their stars — such as sophomore Fiona O’Keeffe — for various reasons, but there were plenty of other performances that drew the attention.

Caitlin Mazzoleni jumped 5-00 to take the high jump, while Lily Wolfe cleared 9-06 to win the pole vault and Joseena John placed first in the long jump with a distance of 15-05.50.

Harper freshman Sofia Castiglioni continued her rise to top-level distance running by winning the 3,200 and finishing as runner-up in the 1,600.

Davis will continue its season next Wednesday in the first Delta Valley Conference meet at Elk Grove High.

— Reach Evan Ream at eream@davisenterprise.net or follow him on Twitter @EvanReam.

Evan Ream

Evan Ream graduated with a B.A. in journalism from Southern Oregon in Ashland, Ore. He loves soccer more than any person rationally should. "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that." - Bill Shankly
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