Thunder spikers looking solid for 2012

Eight are tops in SFL
By: Staff Report
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After two track and field meets the Rocklin High School track and field team is looking strong as it approaches the Sierra Foothill League dual meets; the first coming up against Del Oro March 28. The Thunder boys placed first at the King/Gilbert meet in Granite Bay last weekend, and the girls finished third. Ryan Jones, Connor Besmer and Leah Carter each earned gold. Boys – First: Jones, 1600 meters, 4 minutes 26 seconds; Besmer, pole vault, 13 feet. Second: Besmer, long jump, 20 feet, 8 inches. Third: Chris VanLiew, discus, 45-7; Teddy Flanagan, pole vault, 12-6. Fifth: Marvin Gardner, 100 meters, 11.79 seconds; Alex Macchietto, 800 meters, 2:03; Alex Devereux, 300 meter hurdles, 42.44 seconds. Girls – First: Carter, high jump, 5-2. Second: Shirhall, 100 meters, 13.3 seconds; Christina Dyok, triple jump, 33 feet, 1 ½ inches. Third: Carter, 400 meters, 1:00. Fourth: Shirhall, 200 meters, 27.03 seconds; 300-meter hurdles, Dyok, 48.34 seconds. Fifth: Baylor Hogan, 100 meters, 13.64 seconds; Dyok, 100-meter hurdles, 17.10 seconds. JV Boys _ George Maio was first in the 1600 meters; Daniel Stauble was third in the 3200 meters, and Keaton Fujii placed third in the 110-meter hurdles. The boys placed sixth overall. JV Girls _ Lyndsey was first in the 200 meters, third in the 100-meter hurdles, and fourth in the 100 meters. Kyleigh Stout placed third in the 800 meters. The girls placed eighth overall. Sacramento State Classic, March 3. Boys – Second: Jones, 800 meters, 1:59; VanLiew, discus, 139 feet, 8 inches; Besmer (tie), pole vault, 14 feet. Third: Robbins, 100 meters, 11.15 seconds. Girls – First: Carter, high jump, 5-2. Fourth: Baylor Hogan, Liesl Shirhall, Elyse Rowan, Leilah Lockett, 4x100 relay, 4:13.77. Track and Field Rocklin Athletes No. 1 in SFL Boys CJ Robbins – 100, 200 meters Ryan Jones – 800, 1600 meters Chris VanLiew – shot put, discus Connor Besmer – pole vault, long jump Girls Liesl Shirhall – 100, 200 meters Leah Carter – 400 meters, high jump Baylor Hogan, Liesl Shirhall, Elyse Rowan, Leilah Lockett – 4x100 relay Natalie Cartan – long jump Fifth; Dyok, 300-meter hurdles, 49.84 seconds. Reporting by Lloyd Jones/Courtesy