Whitney runs away with first CAL meet

Sitch sets hurdles record
By: Andrew Hazard Placer Herald Correspondent
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After an outstanding cross-country season, Whitney High coach Mark Snow has another winner on his hands with the track and field team. The Wildcats are now 5-0 in league. In the first Capital Athletic League Meet of the season, March 28, the Wildcats topped the competition in the boys division and took second for girls. The meet was held at Whitney High School involving all six schools from league. Whitney hurdler Trever Sitch scorched the track in record time over the 300-meter hurdles. His time of 39.89 seconds was a new school mark. “Trevor has a mindset now that tells everyone that he will not lose,” said Snow. “He sets records every single week and he sets the tone for our team in work ethic and desire. Trevor is flawless over the hurdles and I can’t wait to see him reach his goal of making the state meet.” Hurdler Anthony Sitch also had a personal best in the 300 meters, as did Colton Trent and Koren Vaughn. Vaughn also had a personal best in the 400 meters and ran well on the 4x4 relay team. In the distance races Nate Wellington had an outstanding day. Wellington finished first in both the two-mile and one-mile events. “The distance crew has been a great anchor for our team and they bring us points that I can always count on to lead our team to reach our goals,” Snow said. “The sprinters did well with the 4 x 100 dominating the competition and running to their personal best this year,” Snow added. Garrett Gerberding continued his climb in the pole vault clearing a personal best of 12 feet, 6 inches. And Alex Ewing broke his own record in the long jump and triple jump. His efforts added crucial points to the Wildcats’ totals. GIRLS Whitney’s Jenica Dodge and Megan Hall both ran three distance races for the ‘Cats to add points to the club’s totals. In the field events, MaKenzie Holland took third in the shot put and then went out on the track to run the hurdles. Stephanie Diettinger and Taylor Moran both top their own personal marks in the pole vault with Diettinger winning the event at 9-6. Taelor Hatch also took a third in the high jump. It was her first time competing in the event. Snow described as awesome the effort his athletes put forth. Taylor Aidnick took second in the 400 meters and third in the 200 while setting a personal best in each. She also anchored the two relay teams. JV _ The boys finished in third place behind Cordova and Antelope. The Wildcats were led by Austin Eggers, Josh O’Neal and Nicholas Pulido. Capital Athletic League Track and Field Meet Whitney High, March 28 BOYS 1. Whitney – 142 2. Antelope – 110 3. Rio Americano – 86 4. Cordova – 80 5. El Camino – 64 6. Mira Loma – 0 GIRLS 1. Antelope – 210 2. Whitney – 105 3. El Camino – 60 4. Rio Americano – 36 5. Mira Loma – 14