Locals medal at county track meet

By David Witte / sports@losbanosenterprise.comMarch 22, 2013 

Pacheco High had seven athletes and a relay team place Saturday at the Merced County Track and Field Championships at Golden Valley.

Paul Parks took first in the boys triple jump at 42 feet, 2.5 inches, Mark Joseph was second in the boys 400-meter (52.68 seconds), Adam Perez was second in the boys 110 hurdles (17.11 seconds), Venus Canaveral was second in the girls pole vault (6-6), Austin Byrum was second in the boys pole vault (11-0), Mykayla Latronica was third in the girls pole vault (6-0), Aaron Belasco was third in the boys high jump (5-8) and the girls 4-by-100 relay team was third.

The top eight finishers in each event move on to represent Merced County against Stanislaus today at Turlock High. In addition to the placers mentioned, they will be joined by Juwan Epperson and Miguel Cintora and Joseph in the boys 100, Gloria Kendah in the girls 100 and 200, Antonio Gomez in the boys 800, Edgar Iglesias, Martin Perez and Michael Dumagan in the boys 110 hurdles, Aaron Jaime and Marco Enriquez in the boys pole vault, Maurice Harden in the boys high jump, Aleena Mathews in girls triple jump, Aaron Belasco in the boys long jump and triple jump, and the boys 4-by-400 relay team.

Several Los Banos athletes will join them: Christian Beltran (fourth in the boys 3,200 at the Merced County Championships), Josh Priest (seventh in the boys shot put), Fernando Mendoza (fourth in the boys pole vault), Kiana Tartt (eighth in the girls 100 and fifth in the girls long jump), Sara Gama (sixth in the girls 800 and seventh in the 1,600), Mariela Rodriguez (seventh in the girls 3,200), Kirsten Robertson (fifth in the 100 hurdles and seventh in the girls long jump), the 4-by-100 relay team, Kaitlyn Famalett (sixth in the girls high jump and third in the girls pole vault), Jocelyne Trejo (seventh in the girls high jump and sixth in the girls long jump), Raquel Uy (eighth in the girls high jump).

Los Banos swept the boys and girls Patterson teams in Wednesday's Western Athletic Conference dual meet. LB's varsity boys won 68-56, the varsity girls won 59-46, the frosh/soph boys won 81-53 and the frosh/soph girls won 89-15.

LB tennis rebounds

Following Monday's 6-3 loss to Livingston, the Los Banos tennis team bounced back with a 5-4 win over Central Valley to begin the second half of league play.

"This helps, because it's the beginning of the second round," Los Banos coach Lynn Barcellos said. "All our matches we lost have been close. With Livingston, we lost couple of close matches that could have made the difference."

J.T. Barcellos, Clarke Monroe, Luke Sanchez, Elias Navarro and the doubles team of Jesse Hernandez/Angel Rios earned wins against CV, with a few more dropping close matches.

The Tigers sit at 3-4, right in the middle of the pack in the WAC, which sends three teams to the playoffs.

"Ceres is No. 1, and it's pretty much anyone else's ball for two and three," Barcellos said. "Central Catholic beat Patterson, Patterson beat Livingston, and Livingston -- it's just like a circle. We just need to get a couple of our matches. The second half will determine who will be two and three."

Enterprise reporter David Witte can be reached by phone at 388-6565 or by e-mail at sports@losbanosenterprise.com

Enterprise reporter David Witte can be reached by phone at 388-6565 or by e-mail at sports@losbanosenterprise.com

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