The Del Norte High girls track and field team finished in second place out of eight schools at Wednesday’s Humboldt-Del Norte League at Fortuna High School, while the Warriors’ freshman sophomore boys team finished first out of seven schools and the varsity boys team finished third out of nine.
Jonathon Martinez (right) and the Del Norte High freshman/sophomore boys won the Humboldt-Del Norte League track and field meet at Fortuna High School Wednesday. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The Del Norte freshman/sophomore boys accrued 151.5 points, beating Fortuna’s 99.5. In the girls team race, Arcata High captured the team title with 181.5 points to Del Norte’s 99.6.
Fortuna’s 120 team points were sufficient to claim the boys varsity title, ahead of McKinleyville High’s 102 points and Del Norte’s 93.
Nine individual Warriors and two relay teams won event titles at the meet. The girls 4x100-meter relay team of Maddie Critz, Rachel Rowe, Kayla Costello and Katelynn Rowe won that event in 51.95 seconds, as did the freshman/sophomore boys 4x100-meter relay team of Cameron Cain, Samuel Aragones, Jonathan Valladares and Anthony Jackson (50.71 seconds).
The lone member of the Del Norte girls team to win an individual title was freshman Joely Tynes in the triple jump (30 feet, 4.75 inches). Tynes also joined up with Rachel Rowe, Costello and Katelynn Rowe in Del Norte’s 4x400 relay, which finished second in 4:24.64.
Katelynn Rowe recorded a pair of runner-up finishes for the Warriors in the 200 (27.03) and the 100 hurdles (16.75). Costello was the 300 hurdles runner-up (47.93) and the 100 hurdles third-place finisher (16.82). Kaitlyn Clemann took second place in the high jump (4-8), fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.35) and fifth in the triple jump (29-3).
Kira Standring threw the discus 89 feet, 2 inches for third place, and Whitney Reitz earned third place in the pole vault with a clearance of 7 feet even. Critz finished third in the 100 (13.55), and Kayla Eninger coupled a third-place high jump finish (4-6) with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (29-5.25).
Del Norte enjoyed success in the girls middle-distance and distance events. Guadalupe Gonzalez captured fourth place in the 800 (2:32.40) and Karlie Scott finished fifth in both the 1,600 (6:11.00) and the 3,200 (13:33.93).
Dalton Alexandre recorded two of the Del Norte varsity boys’ three individual titles in the long jump (18-6.25) and the triple jump (40-5). Alexandre also garnered runner-up finishes in the 110 hurdles (16.42) and the 300 hurdles (43.83).
Chad Bell cleared 5-10 to win the high jump and earned a mark of 37-8 for second place in the triple jump. Bell finished third in the long jump (5-10) and 100 (11.81).
Adan Rodriguez cleared 10 feet even for second place in the varsity pole vault. Shawn DeArman was third to Bell in the varsity high jump, clearing 5-8. Hunter Mattz finished fourth in the varsity 3,200 (11:52.58) and the 4x100 varsity relay team of Ku Xiong, David Sathe, Ryan Waite and Jordan Carpenter finished fifth (48.21).
Samuel Aragones was a triple winner for the Del Norte freshman/sophomore boys. In addition to his participation on the 4x100 relay, Aragones swept the long jump (16-8) and the triple jump (36-2). Anthony Jackson won the 100 (12.50), Victor De Los Santos won the 400 (58.07) and Jesus Lara won the 800 (2:20.11).
Glenn Duncan of the Warriors was runner-up to Aragones in both the long jump (16-1.25) and triple jump (34-5.5). Derek Knowlton took second in the freshman/sophomore discus competition (104-8), and the 4x400 relay team of Cain, Valladares, Lara and De Los Santos also earned runner-up honors (4:03.25). De Los Santos added a second-place finish in the 300 hurdles (43.83) to his banner day.
Third-place finishers among freshman/sophomore boys included Cain (200, 25.87), Jonathon Martinez in the 300 hurdles (53.55) and the 4x400 relay team of Aragones, Daniel Standring, Marcus Henderson and Adrian Henderson (4:20.77).