April 20, 2012
Garcia dominates 3200 race at Woody Wilson track meet tonight

Oakmont mighty mite Karlie Garcia ran away from the field in the girls 3,200-meter race; Jesuit's Austin Mitsch and Monterey Trail's Esther Higgwe dominated the sprints; and Bear River's Kendal Nielsen posted a strong double in winning the girls long and triple jumps to highlight area performances at tonight's Woody Wilson Invitational at UC Davis.

The 5-foot Garcia, who uses an unusual arm-churning running style, ground down the field in winning the 3,200 in 10 minutes, 40.99 seconds. The junior beat the second place finisher by more than 30 seconds.

Higgwe, a senior, won the girls 100 (12.07) and 200 (24.90) dashes and also was a member of the Mustangs' winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

Mitsch, the section leader in both the 100 at 10.74 and 200 at 21.97, ran times close to his season best in both events. He won the 100 in 10.81 and the 200 in 22.02.

Nielsen, who catapulted to near the top of the state leaders in the long jump earlier in the week with a leap of 19 feet, 3 1/2 inches, was an easy winner at 18-5. Nielsen also won the triple jump by nearly two feet with a best of 38 feet. The senior is No. 3 in California and No. 8 nationally with a season best of 39-5 set at the recent Arcadia Invitational.

Fairfield's Daje Pugh set a new Woody Wilson 100-meter hurdle mark of 14.0, breaking the 2009 record of 14.12 held by Trinity Wilson of St. Mary's of Berkeley.Pugh is a five-time Sac-Joaquin Section Masters champion in the hurdles.

Here are the top three performers in each event:

Woody Wilson Invitational
at UC Davis
GIRLS
Distance medley - 1. California-San Ramon, 13:06.23; 2. Pittsburg, 13:10.12; 3. St. Francis-Sacramento, 13:15.30; Girls 4x100 - 1. Monterey Trail, 47.63; 2. Hercules, 48.14; 3. Fairfield, 48.73; 1600 - 1. Ankhelyi, Vista del Lago, 4:56.20; 2. Carroll, Vista del Lago, 5:06.80; 3. Florez, Riverbank, 5:11.81; 100 Hurdles - Pugh, Fairfield, 14.00; 2. Craft, Newark Memorial, 14.37; 3. Perry, Vacaville, 14.49; 400 - 1. Hollis, Newark Memorial, 57.22; 2. Weems, Del Campo, 57.85; Remer, Piedmont, 58.41; 100 - 1. Higgwe, Monterey Trail, 12.07; 2. Veale, Hercules, 12.24; 3. Davison, Johansen, 12.52; 800 - 1. Atkins, Chico 2:10.37; 2. Ibrahim, Santa Rosa, 2:12.48; 3. Anselmo. Ponderosa, 2:18.43; 300 hurdles - 1. Pugh, Fairfield, 43.98; 2. Perry, Vacaville, 44.53; 3. Levy, Monterey Trail, 44.91; 200 - 1. Higgwe, Monterey Trail, 24.90; 2. Veale, Hercules, 25.15; 3. Davison, Johansen, 25.78; 3200 - 1. Garcia, Oakmont, 10:40.99; 2. Mills, Vintage, 11:10.11; 3. Makau, Enochs, 11:14.95; 4x400 Relay - 1. Monterey Trail, 4:00.44; 2. Monte Vista, 4:01.14; 3. Vacaville, 4:03.71.
Pole Vault - 1. Virdi, Las Lomas, 12-6; 2. Gemar, Las Lomas, 12-0; 3. Steffen, Petaluma, 11-6. Long jump - 1. Nielsen, Bear River 18-5; 2. Schuhmeirer Monterey Trail, 17-1; 3. Sup, Bella Vista, 17-9; Shot put - 1. Adesida, Alhambra-Martinez, 38-09.5; 2. Pritchett, West, 35-06.50; 3. Newton, Cordova, 34-09.5; Discus - 1. Adesida, Alhambra-Martinez, 127-07; 2. Newton, Cordova, 124-03; 3. Kinloch, Granite Bay, 122-06; High jump - 1. Dumas, Liberty Ranch, 5-2; 2. Hadnot, Tokay, 5-2; 3. Brown, St. Mary's-Stockton, 5-0; Triple jump - 1. Nielsen, Bear River, 38-00; 2. Stanford, Fairfield, 36-02; 3. Kurywchak, Ponderosa, 36-00.50.

BOYS
Distance medley - 1. Piner, 10:19.88; 2. Whitney, 10.54; 3. Oak Ridge, 10:57.37; 4x100 Relay - 1. Rodriguez, 43.05; 2. Jesuit, 43.18; 3. Vacaville 43.23; 1600 - 1 Scranton, Davis, 4:17.22; 2. Furhiman, Monte Vista, 4:19.16; 3. Grolle, Sonora, 4:24.65; 110 high hurdles - 1. Walker, Kennedy-Sacramento, 14.08; 2. S. Pust, Golden Valley, 15.20; 3. Bland, Johansen, 15.20; 400 - 1. Perez, Freedom, 49.54; 2. Mason, St. Mary's-Stockton, 49.56; 3. Houston, Rodriguez, 49.85; 100 - 1. Mitsch, Jesuit, 10.81; 2. Riggins, Rodriguez, 10.95; 3. Walker, Kennedy-Sacramento, 11.00; 800 - 1. Ratto, St. Joseph's, 1:53.87; 2. Hay, Maria Carrillo, 1:56.05; 3. Puglisi, Oakmont, 1:56.53; 300 hurdles - 1. Hoofard, Atwater, 39.59; 2. Edokpayi, Vacaville, 39.70; 3. Pipion, Vista del Lago, 40.20; 200 - 1. Mitsch, Jesuit, 22.02; 2. Forman, Rancho Cotate, 22.31; 3. Riggins, Rodriguez, 22.40; 3200 - 1. Luna, Piner, 9:19.43; 2. Rushing, Del Campo, 9:23.56; 3. Scranton, Davis, 9:25.87; 4x400 Relay - 1. Vacaville, 3:24.47; 2. Davis, 3:24.82; 3. Maria Carrillo, 3:25.00.
Long jump - 1. Moore, Bishop O'Dowd, 23-3; 2. Brown, Fairfield, 22-3.5; 3. Mitchell, West, 21-10. Discus - DeSoto, Rancho Cotate, 153-09; 2. Strohmaier, Jesuit, 145-07; High jump - 1. Purewal, Golden Valley, 6-4; 2. Collier, St. Mary's-Stockton, 6-4; 3. Sperbeck, Jesuit, 6-2; Triple jump - 1. Moore, Bishop O'Dowd, 47-7; 2. Pinder, West 44-10.50; 3. Piterman, Piedmont, 44-6.5; Pole vault - 1. S. Pust, Golden Valley, 14-6; 2. White, Vacaville, 14-6; 3. R Pust, Golden Valley, 14-0; Shot put - 1. Nahigan, St. Mary's-Stockton, 53-02.5; 2. White, Jesuit, 51-07.5; 3. Augustine, Jesuit, 50-11.



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