Marsden, Peterson capture individual titles

The Healdsburg track team enjoyed an outstanding day of competition on May 14 at the Sonoma County League Track & Field Championships hosted by Piner High School in Santa Rosa, the first step for athletes with state aspirations.

The action began with the trials on Thursday, followed by the finals on Saturday.

The goal for most participants was a top-six finish, good for advancement to the North Coast Section Redwood Empire qualifier to be held at Piner this Saturday, May 21 (10 a.m.).

Saturday’s SCL Championships were a showcase for the best in the league, including many wearing Healdsburg colors.

In all, the ‘Running Dogs’ qualified eight individual athletes in 15 event to NCS, a great accomplishment for the team.

“What a day for all, congrats to the Greyhounds,” beamed HHS coach Kevin Schrader. “I’m so proud of our small varsity teams, they put up great numbers.”

Capturing individual titles for the varsity girls were freshman long distance sensation Gabrielle Peterson (1,600, 3,200 Meters) and sprinter Natasha Marsden (200 Meters).

Other NCS qualifying efforts were had by Grace Pillinini (third place Triple Jump, Long Jump, fifth Shot Put) and Emma Airey (fifth place High Jump).

Leading the way for the varsity boys were Saul Cardenas (third place 110 High Hurdles, fourth place 300 Intermediate Hurdles, fifth Long Jump), Jon Ramirez (second place Long Jump), Diego Garcia (fifth place Triple Jump, 300 Hurdles) and Dante Godinez (fifth place 3,200 Meters).

Below are the complete results for HHS varsity athletes at the SCL Championships.SCL Championships (May 14 at Piner HS).

Varsity boys

Piner 136, Petaluma 126, El Molino 88, Sonoma Valley 52, Analy 52, Healdsburg 26, Elsie Allen 7

Boys Triple Jump

5. Diego Garcia (H) 36’ 4”

9. Jon Ramirez (H) 32’ 3”

Boys 110 Meter High Hurdles

3. Saul Cardenas (H) 17.59

7. Diego Garcia (H) 20.18

Boys 1600 Meters

9. Dante Godinez (H) 4:41.46

12. Andrew Magdaleno (H) 4:53.35

Boys 800 Meters

7. Andrew Magdaleno (H) 2:07.50

9. Diego Garcia (H) 2:08.23

Boys 300 Intermediate Hurdles  

4. Saul Cardenas (H) 43.82

5. Diego Garcia (H) 47.23

Boys 3200 Meters

5. Dante Godinez (H) 10:26.16

8. Andrew Magdaleno (H) 11:06.50

Boys Long Jump

2. Jon Ramirez (H) 19’ 5.5”

5. Saul Cardenas (H) 18’ 8.25”

13. Jeremy Felix (H) 16’ 1”

Boys Triple Jump

5. Diego Garcia (H) 36’ 4.5”

9. Jon Ramirez (H) 32’ 3”

Boys Shot Put

13. Mathias Vasquez (H) 32’ 2”

14. Chris Sanchez (H) 30’ 1.5”

Boys Discus

7. Mathias Vasquez (H) 104’ 1”

14. Chris Sanchez (H) 66’ 5”

Varsity girls

Sonoma Valley 134, Petaluma 115.5, Piner 91, Healdsburg 54, El Molino 49.5, Analy 44, Elsie Allen 6

Girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay

6. Healdsburg, 57.22 (Natasha, Grace, Emma, Olivia)

Girls 1600 Meters

1. Gabrielle Peterson (H) 5:13.56

9. Natalie Bozeman (H) 6:03.29

Girls Triple Jump

3. Grace Pillinini (H) 32’ 6”

Girls Shot Put

5. Grace Pillinini (H) 29’ 2”

18. Amari Giron (H) 20’ 8”

Girls 100 Meters

2. Natasha Marsden (H) 13.23

Girls 200 Meters

1. Natasha Marsden (H) 26.58

Girls 3200 Meters

1. Gabrielle Peterson (H) 11:49.04

8. Natalie Bozeman (H) 13:21.24

Girls High Jump

5. Emma Airey (H) 4’ 4”

Girls Long Jump

3. Grace Pillinini (H) 16’ 0”

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