By Joe Naiman
Ramona High School’s boys track and field team traveled to Westview High School for a March 20 dual meet and returned home with a 72-59 victory.
“We haven’t beat Westview since I’ve been coaching here, so that was a nice win,” said head coach Sherri Edwards.
Track and field scoring gives 5 points for first place, 3 points for second place, and 1 point for third place. The Bulldogs swept the points in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and the 300-meter hurdles.
“That was really exciting,” said Edwards.
Ramona’s quartet of Garrett Dart, Brandon Gansch, Christian Dominguez, and Garrett Binkley opened the meet with a time of 45.14 seconds in the 4x100 relay to give Ramona 5 points.
Tanarat Crowe won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.40 seconds. Binkley and Dominguez placed second and third while both finished the race in 11.41 seconds.
“It was very close,” Edwards said.
Dominguez won the 200-meter dash in 22.68 seconds with Gansch taking second at 23.98 seconds and Crowe placing third 23.91 seconds after the starter’s gun was fired.
Wyatt Scott won the 300-meter hurdles in 42.54 seconds. Dylan Shields took 44.53 seconds and Keyshaun Crichlow’s time of 46.27 seconds gave Ramona the final point in that event.
Shields, a junior, earned his first varsity points in the meet against Westview. He also finished second in the high jump by clearing 5-feet, 8-inches.
Crichlow won the 110-meter hurdles in 17.15 seconds with Scott taking second for his 17.26-second performance.
Ramona also took the top two positions in the pole vault. Brandon Hankins cleared 11 feet and Robbie Makar earned his first varsity points with a distance of 10 feet.
Binkley had a long jump distance of 18-9 to win that event. Dart jumped 18-8 1/2, which was worth third place.
Connor Anderson won the discus event with a throw of 114-10. Anderson also threw the shot put 36-5 1/2, which placed third in the meet and second among Ramona throwers. The second-place throw of 38 feet gave sophomore Kevin Ochoa his first varsity points.
Austin Minnocci placed second in the 400-meter race with a time of 52.81 seconds while Kevin Carmona was third at 53.31 seconds. James Meskell had a time of 2:07.69 to take third in the 800-meter run. Max Edwards had a third-place 1,600-meter time of 4:35.9, which was a personal record by nearly five seconds.
Ramona also participated in the March 22 Falcon Relays meet at Torrey Pines High School. The shuttle hurdles relay team of Scott, Crichlow, Shields, and Ian Cirillo had a second-place time of 1:14.05. Dart, Minnocci, Jeffrey Guthrie, and Crowe were fourth in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:37.57. In individual events Crowe earned a medal with his fourth-place finish of 11.65 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Edwards was 15th in the 1,500-meter race, but his time of 4:14.3 would equate to a personal record of 4:31 in the 1,600-meter event.
The Bulldogs host Rancho Bernardo in Thursday’s dual meet and will also participate in Saturday’s Mt. Carmel Invitational.