Redwood boys win Golden West Invitational

  The Redwood boys track and field team used its strong depth to win the Golden West Invitational on Saturday.

The Rangers had two first place finishers - their 400-meter relay team and Michael Steward in the 300 individual hurdles - and they outscored host Golden West 105-88 to win the boys events.

I felt that [the boys] did a wonderful job, Redwood coach Randy Ziraldo said. They are working out well. This is our training right now; the first five weeks are training and we are happy where we are at right now.

Stockdale won the girls race with 121 1/2 points to outdistance Lemoore (84) and Exeter (75 7/10).


Steward won his race in 41.5 seconds and the Rangers (44.1) edged out Golden West (44.2) and Stockdale (44.3) to win the 400 relay.

We have a lot of kids out, Ziraldo said. And we had some kids on vacation.

The Rangers relay team consisted of Aaron Ray, Steward, Dillon Root and Matt Campos.

Farmersville's David Sanchez and Monache's Ashton White were the only double-winners in the boys competition.

Sanchez won the 800 in 2 minutes, 3.6 seconds and the 3200 in 9:46.4.

White captured the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 3 1/4 inches. He also won the triple jump in 41-8.


Exeter's Allison Gonzales won the 3200 in a time of 12.25.4 and her teammate Evan Dillon won the high jump at 4-8. Mt. Whitney's Jeanette Larsen won the 800 in a time of 2:30.4 and Redwood's Heather Vermillion won the shot put at 35-6 1/4.