By Joe Naiman
Ramona High School’s girls track and field team defeated Orange Glen at home May 2 to finish league dual meet competition with a 2-2 record.
The Bulldogs, who concluded the dual meet season with an overall 2-5 record, defeated the Patriots by a 94-29 score.
“We beat them pretty handily,” said head coach Sherri Edwards.
The Bulldogs won both relay races, concluding the meet with an all-freshman 4x400 relay team of Holly Stallman, Hannah Farhat, Katherine Lorentz, and Ciara Lucas. Stallman, junior Courtney Ford, Farhat, and freshman Diana Turvey comprised the 4x100 relay team which opened the meet with a winning time of 51.5 seconds.
Stallman, Ford, and Farhat swept the scoring positions in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. In the 100-meter race Stallman took 11.2 seconds, Ford finished in 13.1 seconds, and Farhat had a time of 13.5 seconds. Stallman’s 26.4-second finish in the 200-meter dash was followed by Ford’s 27.2-second time and Farhat’s 28.3-second performance.
The Bulldogs also swept the 1,600-meter race. Anna Mazzola took first with 5:56.5, Ciara Lucas posted a time of 6:00.3, and Perla Cruz completed the metric mile in 6:18.2.
Lorentz won the 400-meter race 1:05.9 after the starter’s gun was fired. Caroline LoPresti finished second at 1:07.9.
The Bulldogs also had the top two finishes in the 100-meter hurdles. Freshman Emily Sojourner won the race in 17.9 seconds while Kinley McKay posted a time of 19.2 seconds. Sojourner was second in the 300-meter hurdles at 51.8 seconds while McKay was third with a time of 57.6 seconds.
Lucas won the 800-meter race with a time of 2:47.1. Brown was third with a performance of 2:56.8.
Mazzola’s first race, after an injury kept her out of all April meets, was the 3,200-meter run, which she won in 13:18.
“I’m happy to have her back,” Edwards said.
Karah Banegas threw the shot put 33’3” for first place. Although Orange Glen had the longest discus throw, Claire Hagan was second at 84’7” and Valissa Espinosa placed third with a distance of 76’4”.
Ford had a first-place long jump distance of 16’2-1/2”. Ramona sophomore Lily Fortunato was third in that event with a distance of 13’6-1/2”.
Courtney Jackson cleared 10’6” to win the pole vault while Callie Guasti had a winning high jump mark of 4’8”. Fortunato was second in the triple jump at 28’6-1/2”.
The league meet finals will be held Friday at Valley Center High School.
“There are some bright spots to look forward to this week,” Edwards said.