Whitney to host CAL Invitational this weekend

Getting a look at league
By: Andrew Hazard Placer Herald Sports Correspondent
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The Whitney High track and field team was able to get two meets in before hosting the Capital Athletic League Invitational this Saturday. This weekend’s field should bring out the best from the area’s top performers. At Del Oro’s 49er Friendship Meet last week sophomore Phillip Mendoza captured the high jump going over 6 feet, 1 inch. Teammates Joey Camarda and Ian Bamsey placed second and third going 5-10, and 5-8 respectively. The Wildcats’ Madeline Dart took half the gold medal in the girls high jump by clearing 5 feet. In the pole vault senior Garret Gerberding tied for second with a vault of 11 feet. Del Oro’s Chris Orme cleared 12 feet for first. Whitney’s Stephanie Diettinger claimed third in the girls pole vault with a 9-6 effort. Clarke Massey Relays In their first outing March 3, Whitney took third among 23 schools in the 4x100 (44.36), and swept the distance medley 1200-400-800-1600 meters (11:04.03). The CAL Invitational will include all the league teams, plus 13 Division II-III in all. Schools from Division I-IV-V will also be in the competition, including the Northern Section’s Durham (Div III). Whitney High Track and Field Clarke Massey Relays/49er Friendship Meet Top Performers BOYS GIRLS 100m – So. Kyle McCray 12.29 Fr. Haley Nyal 14.37 200m – So. Chris Cloudeman 24.07 Jr. Taylor Aidnik 27.40 400m – Jr. Blake Abeln 57.37 Jr. Sami Brown 66.55 800m – Jr. Jacob Zufelt 2:06.38 Jr. Megan Hall 2:44.1 1600m – Jr. Ryan Hodgens 4:33.64 Jr. Megan Hall 5:41.3 Hurdles 110m – Sr. Trevor Sitch 15.24 Jr. Shea Barker 17.0 (100m) 300m - Sr. Trevor Sitch 42.08 Jr. Shea Barker 50.40 Shot Put – Sr. Thaddeus Cox 43-9.5 So. Makenzie Holland 30-7.5 Discus – Sr. Thaddeus Cox 110-3.5 So. Makenzie Holland 65-2 H Jump – So. Phillip Mendoza 6-1 Jr. Madeleine Dart 5-0 P Vault – Sr. Garret Gerberding 11 Jr. Stephanie Diettinger 9-6 L Jump – So. Evan Ja 20-2 Jr. Taylor Aidnik 13-10 T Jump – So. Evan Ja 40-7.5 Sr. Grace Chang 20-10 4x100 Relay BOYS – Joe Atwood, Ian Bansey, Gloudeman, Joey Camarda 44.27 GIRLS – Marialana Viera, Jessica North, Nyal, Aidnik 54.25 4x400 Relay BOYS – Abeln, Hodgens, Devin Metzger, Sitch 3:39.31