Ramona’s Riley, Stidham finish invite’s 1,600-meter race as top two

By Joe Naiman

Ramona High School seniors Forrest Riley and Tristan Stidham placed first and second respectively in the Jaguar Invitational boys 1,600-meter race at Valley Center High School.

“That was exciting,” said head coach Sherri Edwards.

Riley had a time of 4:23.14 while Stidham finished in 4:24.92. The two exchanged the lead during the race.

“It was back and forth,” Edwards said. “They were pushing each other.”

The times were both personal records; Riley bettered his previous fast time by more than two seconds while Stidham shaved more than five seconds off his previous best. Stidham also set a personal record in the 800-meter race, in which his time of 2:02.04 placed fourth. Riley competed only in the 1,600-meter at the Jaguar Invitational.

Ramona junior Austin Minnocci had a time of 52.61 seconds in the open 400-meter race. He won his heat and placed fourth overall.

“He’s really coming on,” Edwards said. “His times have been dropping every meet.”

Two of Ramona’s throwers took third place at the Jaguar Invitational. Senior Paul Mehaffie set a personal record with a distance of 135’2” in the discus and junior Daniel Van Tol hurled the shot put 46’1”.

Wyatt Scott, who was the only sophomore in the invitational 110-meter hurdles race, placed seventh at 16.99 seconds.

“I’m excited about that because everyone else was juniors and seniors,” Edwards said.

Scott also placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles race with a 43.61-second performance.

Ramona’s distance medley relay team placed sixth with a time of 11:52.18. Freshman Gabe Plendcio opened the race with the 1,200-meter portion, sophomore Max Edwards held the baton for 400 meters, sophomore Matt Meskell ran 800 meters, and sophomore James Meskell anchored the race with the 1,600-meter segment.

The Bulldogs host Oceanside in a Valley League dual meet Thursday. Saturday’s Grizzly Invite meet at Mission Hills High School will also involve the Ramona team.

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