Toele Leads Lancers into Masters
Cordova’s Faauiga Toele, shown here competing at the Sierra Valley Conference finals in the discus recently, took second place in the shot put at the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division IV-V finals last week. On Thursday, she competed at the section's Masters meet at Elk Grove High School. -- Photo by Rick Sloan
Andrew Roberts took fourth place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.19 seconds. -- Photo by Rick Sloan
Next stop is the Masters.
Members of the Cordova High School track and field program finished strong at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V meet at California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock on May 18th. The top four in each event advanced to the section’s Masters’ meet, which started yesterday, Thursday, and concludes today, Friday at Elk Grove High School.
Leading the way for the Lancers, in the girls’ shot put is Faauiga Toele, who took second place with a throw of 36 feet, 4 ½ inches. Foothill of Sacramento’s Sara Blair won with a toss of 38-6.50.
“Faauiga had the second best throw,” said Cordova head coach Shane Jackson, “with a real shot of making finals at Masters.”
Toele was sixth in the discus with a toss of 86 feet, 6 inches. The winning toss was 110-08.
For the Lancer boys, Andrew Roberts took fourth place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.19 seconds. He was also part of the Lancers’ boys 4x400 meter relay team took fourth place at 3 minutes, 32.92 seconds. Other members of the squad are Bryan Estrada, Elijah Morgera and Philip Cadena. Alternate runner is Kijon Allen.
Missing out on earning a Masters’ berth in the boys’ 100-meters is Cordova’s Elijah Morgera. He took fifth place in the finals at 11.23. Ceres’ Zyler Harrison was third at 11.20.
“Huge winds in the final, so they all ran faster in that heat,” Jackson said.
Roberts competed in the long jump, taking sixth place with a leap of 20 feet, 9 inches.
As a team, Cordova boys took 11th place with 12 points. Livingston won the D-IV title with 77 points, with Placer taking second place at 67 points.
For the girls, the Lancers finished in 14th place with eight points. Placer won with 132 points, followed by Cordova’s Sierra Valley Conference rival in El Dorado, which took second place at 79.5 points.