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Two Blue Devil track standards fall at Halden Invitational

DHS' Victor Choi soars to an eighth-place finish in the long jump during Saturday's Halden Invitational at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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From page B1 | April 14, 2013 |

And a good time was had by all Saturday …

With 29 high schools and more than 1,100 athletes represented, the second edition of the reformatted Halden Invitational saw Davis High runners establish two new records while another 12 Blue Devils captured 14 individual events.

In a track-and-field celebration that lasted more than 10 hours at Ron & Mary Stadium at DHS, sprinter Alexander McIntyre won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

His 22.29 in the latter race erased a two-year-old record of 22.52 by current Duke University decathlete Ian Rock. McIntyre went 11:38 to take the 100.

Meanwhile, versatile Ellie Eaton was a frequent flier for the Blue Devils …

Competing in five events, Eaton’s 56.58 nudged Sandy Sampo’s 56.70 off the podium as the school’s best 400 time. Sampo established her mark in 1987.

Curiously, Eaton’s Devil record was set while taking second place to Sofia Evanoff (56.11) of Winters. Evanoff is ranked in the top 10 in California in the 400 meters.

So, did having a pace-setter like Evanoff help Eaton in her record run?

“It helped my performance a lot because it’s helpful being pulled along by someone rather than being pushed in the race,” Eaton said. “Knowing that people are stronger and faster than me makes me want to push harder and go faster.

“I didn’t know it (would be a record). I just knew I was going faster than usual.”

Eaton also joined Joseena John, Han-ah Sumner and Rose Stephens to win the 4×400 relay in 4:09.97 and take second in the Bud Henle Memorial 4×100 (49.63). Franklin won in 48.01.

Eaton then went 25.33 for third place in the 200 (won by Chinyere Dike of Franklin in 24.90).

“They both ran terrific races,” Davis head coach Spencer Elliott said of his record-breakers. “Both Ellie and Alexander help us in so many ways. It was great to see the two records fall.”

Stephens and Sumner, too, were busy in other places.

Stephens doubled in the hurdles — winning the 100 (16.32) and the 300 (47.44).

Sumner captured the 800, going 2:21.12 to nose out Evanoff (2:21.12).

Senior strongman Nick Denton doubled in field, getting DHS wins in the discus (150-0) and shot put (50-01).

Eva Dicker’s 31-02 3/4 triple jump was the best of her competitors, while Courtney Meyer took the girls pole vault with a 10-0 effort.

Davis used its superior distance talent to dominate the longer races, with Blake Croft setting the tone by handling his field in the 800 (2:00.53).

In her 1,600, Sophie Meads went wire-to-wire in besting a determine Kristi Capello of Del Campo. Meads toured the four laps around Halden Field in 5:14.11. Capello clocked 5:15.24.

Jack Scranton and Patrick Jagerson (Del Campo) waged a ding-dong battle in the boys 1,600 before the Blue Devil prevailed in 4:20.68, 0.15 in front and the best time in the Sac-Joaquin Section this season.

Jagerson came back to win the meet’s final event, capturing the 3,200 in 9:35.54.

Davis’ Laney Teaford — who recorded a personal best at the distance — vanquished the girls 3,200 field in a snappy 10:59.13. Second place was Mary Orders of Campolindo, who crossed more than 16 seconds behind Teaford.

In other field events, Vincent Llubit (Will C. Wood) went 22-00 1/2 to win the long jump, and Isabel Jennings of Justin-Siena (16-08) took the girls version of the event.

Marcus Armstrong-Brown — also of Justin Siena — cleared 6-04 to nip DHS’ Kyle Clancy (6-02) in the high jump.

Hadley Swanson of Campolindo was the high jumper winner at 5-04.

On the track, Woodland won the 4×400 relay. Daniel Aguirre, Devin Jones, Matthew Clavelli and Doug Coman had a 3:27.30. The Devils ran fourth.

Lodi’s Colin Anderson cleared both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles in Halden Invitational best times of 15.69 and 40.08, respectively.

Dike took the girls 100-meter dash in 12.40. Helena Buck of Lodi won the shot put (32-04).

The boys 400 went to Joshua Gibson (Justin Siena) in 51.04, while Campolindo won the guys version of the Henle 4×100, covering the distance in 44.92, literally nosing out Armijo (44.93).

The Blue Devils now resume Delta Valley Conference competition by taking on Laguna Creek on Wednesday. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. at DHS.

Notes: The old Halden Relays were discontinued a couple of decades ago because of track conditions at Davis High, says one school official. But thanks to the four-year-old Ron & Mary Brown Stadium rework, Elliott’s track program brought back the meet in a reconfigured format last season. This year’s meet ran until 9:30 p.m. after an 11 a.m. start. … Elliott praised his 70-plus volunteers, especially the help of coordinator Julie Kuo: “Everybody did such a great job. It’s really appreciated by me, the other coaches and the athletes. We’ve tried so hard to keep (the Halden) tradition. I hope we’ve honored him.” Dewey Halden was a longtime teacher, counselor and coach in the early days of DHS.

— Reach Bruce Gallaudet at bgallaudet@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8047. View galleries and purchase prints of Blue Devil sports photos at http://davisenterprise.zenfolio.com

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