The Corcoran High Track and Field team turned in great performances in their first East Sequoia league meet of the year.
The varsity boys won with 167 points followed by Granite Hills with 148. The varsity girls’ team also took first place finishing with 164.5 points in front of second place Sierra Pacific. And in frosh-soph boys action CHS finished in first place with 108 points beating Woodlake who was in second place with 76 points.
Some key contributors in the varsity boys’ race were LeGary Austin who had two first place finishes in the 100m and 200m. Trent Olmos also took first in the shot put with a distance of 41’5″. Olmos has already qualified for the area meet. Dillon Fugate won the pole vault event with a jump of 11’. Team captain Gary Austin dominated the competition in the 400m and 800m races while Jonathan Matson won the 1600m race in convincing fashion.
Newcomer to the varsity girls track team is Jacquelyn Noble who surprised everyone by earning a first place finish in the pole vault. Sophomore Moneequa Tucker earned a first place in the shot put giving the team a nice lead early in the meet. Freshman Ashley Salas ran a personal best in the 300m hurdles and earned first place. Maria Martin took first in the 400m run followed by Salas who placed second.
Members of the frosh-soph boys’ team earned a lot of second and third place finishes that gave the team plenty of points, said Coach Isaias Ramirez. Christina Gonzalez took first place in the 3200m run and newcomer Marvin Machado dominated the throwing events with a first place finish in both the shot put and discus.
Also, Friday the team competed at the George Olsen Invitational in Coalinga. The team had several athletes bring home medals. Medalists included LeGary Austin, silver in the 100m; Jonathan Matson, gold in the 800m; Marvin Machado, gold in the FS shot put; Trent Olmos, silver in the shot put; the boys 4×100 relay team of Jacob Martinez, Dillon Fugate, Khalid Mahmoud and LeGary Austin, silver; Angelica Romero, gold in the discus; Moneequa Tucker, bronze in the discus; and Fugate also earned a gold medal in the pole vault with a jump of 11’6″ which tied him for first place in the area.