Coach/year: Chad Dragoo, second year.
League: Tri-City Athletic League.
Last season: The Tigers boys and girls squads
both placed second at the TCAL meet. Distance runners Haley Kroll
and Cory Pack, high jumpers Nicole Buzo and Jannell Hadnot, hurdler
and high jumper Michael Saenz and advanced to the Sac-Joaquin
Section Masters meet.
Key returners: Boys — Jeff Paul, Noe Ruiz,
Steven Hadnot, Cory Pack, George Parisis and Rigo Gomez. Girls —
Haley Kroll, Jannell Hadnot, Catalina Calderon and Nicole Buzo.
League favorites: Boys — Defending champion
West. Girls — Defending champion St. Mary's.
Coach/year: Robert Winterhalter, third
League: San Joaquin Athletic Association.
Last season: Lady Flames won their fifth
consecutive SJAA championship. Cassidy Daley qualified for state as
a freshman in the 3,200. Ali Shields (hurdles, jumps), Lauren Gomes
(hurdles), Katie Westerterp (hurdles), Tommy Lomeli (distance) and
the boys 4X100 relay team qualified for Masters.
Key returners: Boys — Zach Powell (hurdles),
Ruben Vallejo (hurdles/jumps), Khenyada Beck (sprints/relays),
Pablo Munoz (shot put, discus), Garrett Bertsch (distance) and
Tommy Lomeli (distance). Girls — Katie Westerterp (jumps, hurdles,
sprints), Sydney Olagaray (distance), Brenley Noori (distance) and
Cassidy Daley (distance).
Key additions: Boys — Kameron Faith (sprints,
relays, jumps), Alec Fielding (sprints, relays), Colton Machado
(jumps) and Marcus Monteiro (discus, shot put). Girls — Alyssa
League favorites: Boys — Lincoln. Girls — Bear
Coach/year: Nate Woods, 13th season.
League: Sierra Valley Conference.
Last year: Senior Jason Coupe won the 400- and
800-meter SVC titles and then advanced to state Coupe (800) along
with junior long jumper Haran Piggee. The boys 4X400 relay team
made it to the San-Joaquin Section Division II finals, breaking a
school record in the process. Triple jumper Cassie Morales and shot
putter Julie Crew also qualified for sections.
Key returners: Boys — Seniors Jordan Elzie
(200, 400, 4x400), Haran Piggee (100, long jump), Bradford Reller
(jumps), Drake ReidReynoso (jumps, pole vault) and Thomas Shelton
(throws); juniors Jon Perez and Leo Alcazar (distance). Girls —
Seniors Kelsea Tiapon (distance), Cassie Morales (sprints, jumps),
Steffanie Eisenga (sprints), Faye Roberson (jumps) and Amber
Bullard (distance); sophomore Jasmine Henderson (distance).
Key additions: Boys — Seniors Adrian Rios, Juan
Reyes and Abe Madrigal. Girls — Seniors Rebecca Miles and Tori
Tamura; junior Ali Herrera 11.
League favorites: Boys — El Dorado (strong in
distance), River City (strong in speed) and Galt (strong in speed).
Girls — Vista Del Lago.
Coach/year: Jane Davis, first season.
League: Central California Athletic
Last year: The Lady Eagles won their eighth
straight Harvest Christian League championship. Junior hurdler
Stephanie Crawford qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters
Key returners: Boys — Senior Chris Liu (high
jumps, sprints); juniors Ryan Guerrero (distance) and Evan Hust
(discus, shot put). Girls — Senior Stephanie Crawford (hurdles);
junior Kathryn Liu (high jump, long jump, relays); sophomore
MacKenzie Freed (high jump, hurdles).
Key additions: Boys — Junior Tyler Hale
(sprints, relays); sophomore Colton Simpson (distance). Girls —
Sophomore Shay Voorhees.
Liberty Ranch Hawks
Coach/year: Lucy Coleman.
League: Sierra Valley Conference.
Last year: The Hawks were still in the process
of building their program with only freshmen and sophomores in
Liberty Ranch's inaugural school year.
Noteworthy: The Hawks will be competing in the
Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Sierra Valley Conference this