By Joe Naiman
Ramona High School’s girls track and field team competed in the Jaguar Invitational meet April 13 at Valley Center High School, and three Bulldogs took third place in their events.
Holly Stallman placed third in the invitational 100-meter dash, Callie Guasti was third in the high jump, and Ciara Lucas finished third in the open 800-meter race.
The Bulldogs also took second in their heat and fifth overall in the 4x100 relay.
“A lot of PRs (personal records). I was excited about that,” said head coach Sherri Edwards.
Stallman’s time of 12.73 seconds in the 100-meter dash was one of the personal records. The freshman also finished sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.23 seconds.
Stallman, freshman Hannah Farhat, freshman Diana Turvey, and junior Courtney Ford comprised Ramona’s 4x100 relay team which posted a time of 51.80 seconds.
Guasti cleared 4’8” in the high jump, which was not a personal record, although Edwards understood why the junior was unable to match her top performance.
“It was like 8:30 at night and it was cold,” Edwards said.
Guasti had a distance of 30’11” in the triple jump in the open flight. That not only gave her a medal for being in the top six of the open competition, but also placed 15th overall, including the invitational jumpers. Guasti and Ford both competed in the long jump with Guasti’s distance of 14’11” placing 10th, and Ford’s mark of 14’10-1/2” earning 12th place.
Lucas had a personal record of 2:40.53 in the 800-meter race, giving the freshman 13th place overall, as well as third in the open competition.
Junior Karah Banegas threw the shot put 31’9” to take fifth place, and hurled the discus 95’7” for sixth place.
The Bulldogs host Oceanside in Thursday’s Valley League dual meet and will travel to Mission Hills High School for Saturday’s Grizzly Invite.