Choy wins two track events in Bulldogs’ loss to Fallbrook

By Joe Naiman

Caitlyn Choy, 12th-grade varsity sprinter, runs to one of her two wins in the meet against Fallbrook last Wednesday. Photo/Sherri Cortez

Ramona High School senior Caitlyn Choy won two events during Ramona’s track and field dual meet March 14 at Fallbrook High School: the 400-meter race with a time of 1:01.0 and the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.6 seconds.

“They’re both really excellent times,” said Coach Sherri Edwards.

“Caitlyn Choy is very talented,” said Fallbrook Coach Troy Hamlin.

Fallbrook won 11 of the 16 events to take a 91-45 win over the Bulldogs. In six of those events Ramona received no points, but each team scored 45 points in the other 10 events.

“I thought we had some good strong performances,” Edwards said.

Ramona’s Courtney Ford ran her first-ever 200-meter dash in the meet against Fallbrook and took third with a time of 27.9 seconds. Ford was second in the 100-meter dash at 13.3 seconds.

“I was really pleased with her effort,” Edwards said.

Fallbrook swept the scoring positions in the 300-meter hurdles, the 3,200-meter race, the triple jump, and the pole vault.

“That’s a lot of points right there,” Hamlin said.

The two relay races are all-or-nothing competitions for the five points, and Fallbrook won both of those.

Ramona senior Kelly Helman needed 16.9 seconds to finish the 100-meter hurdles competition in first place.

“Kelly Helman is a very good hurdler,” Hamlin said.

Ramona’s Carlee Roberts was third with a time of 18.0 seconds.

Ramona took the top two positions in the shot put; Kara Banegas had a throw of 29 feet 1-1/2 inches while Claire Hagan was second with a distance of 26’10”. Hagan had the winning discus toss at 82’9” while Banegas was third with a throw of 62’11”.

Ramona senior Lauren Cortez, who won the 1,600-meter race in the Bulldogs’ opening meet against Escondido, settled for second against Fallbrook. Nicole Bell won that race in 5:28.2 while Cortez took 5:31.2.

Fallbrook had the two fastest 800-meter times, but Ramona’s Amy Jordan prevented a sweep with a third-place time of 2:43.8.

Fallbrook freshman Peyton Brittain won the long jump with a distance of 15’3” to beat out Ramona’s Callie Guasti, who had the second-place distance of 15’1”.

Ramona high jumpers Brooke Brean and Ashlyn Savage each cleared 4’6” for second and third place.

“We don’t have as much depth,” Edwards said. “I definitely need to start building the girls’ team.”

The Bulldogs opened their season with an 81-45 loss at home against Escondido.

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