Roundup: Geyer, Pierce just miss out at NorCals
Pierce High's Ben Geyer and Sutter's Dayton Pierce just missed out at the golf NorCals in Chico on Monday.
Geyer shot a 74, while Pierce finished with a 77 at Butte Creek Golf Course and Country Club.
Only the top six advanced, the cutoff was at 72.
TRACK AND FIELD
Lindhurst athletes cruise
A string of strong performances allowed the Lindhurst High boys track and field team to clinch a share of the Golden Empire League Championship on Saturday.
Jurell Davis took first in the 800-meters (2 minutes, 6.67 second) and the 1,600 (4:46). Valdez Nelson took first in the 200 (23:49) and fourth in the 100 (11:48). Jarade Davis was third in the 400 (54.53) and the 800 (2:15.66) and Kendrick Jones was second in the high jump (6-foot) and fourth in the triple jump (40-10).
Kenny Teasley took third in the long jump (20-8.5) and Nick McCoubrey was fourth in the 110 hurdles (18.03).
Paul Littler, McCoubrey, Nelson and Teasley finished third in the 400 relay (46.09) and Kendal Caporale, Jarade Davis, Jurell Davis and Nelson were first in the 1600 relay (3.41.11).
The Lindhurst girls finished in fourth place.
Raquel Hammond was first in the 100 (12.97) and 200 (26.8) and was named Co-GEL female athlete of the year.
Ariel Caporale was third in the 100 hurdles (18.91), fourth in the 300 hurdles (58.71), third in the shot put (26-8.5) and second in the discus (76-10).
Fabiola Perez was fourth in the 800 (2:51.6), Beronica Rivera was second in the 3,200 (14.37.15) and Danielle Daniel competed in the pole vault (6-0).
Maxwell riders roll
Lorilee Niesen and JC Niesen won the team roping competition at the Maxwell High rodeo on Saturday.
Shelen Boyes was first in pole bending, and the kindergarten to eighth grade barrel racing.
Krissy Wilson took first high school age and over barrel racing. Emmet Pennebaker was first in steer stopping and Krissy Wilson was first in goat tying. JC Niesen and Jordan Fitz Gerald were first in ranch roping and Jeremy McMillian, Everett Mora and Glenn Stante were first in saddle cow riding.
Ethan Ryan was first in the frog derby.
TRACK AND FIELD
Pierce boys and girls take second in SVL-South
Jose Villagomez was first in the 100 (11.84) and Jerry Vega was second for the Pierce boys, who finished behind Rio Vista at the Sacramento Valley League South Championships on Thursday. Erik Sanchez was third in the 800 (2:29.07) and Eduardo Pina was third in the 300 hurdles (51.01).
Rudy Godinez was second in the shot put (38-10) and the high jump (5-4). Tommy Bruno was third in the shot put (39-06). Alfonzo Flores won the discus (120-02), Bruno was second (107-03) and Joe Martinez was third (99-08).
Emily Gomez led the Pierce girls by finishing first in the discus (72-00) and the shot put (21-05).
The Pierce JV teams both took first place.
Nathan Burrus won the 1,600 (5.48) and Kyle Duncan won the long jump (18-01) and the triple jump (36-11) for the Pierce boys. Michael Villanueva won the shot put (42-10) and was teammates with Duncan, Isaiah Garcia and Kyle Kent on the winning 400 relay squad (48.34).
Janet Abundes won the 400 (1:25.74) for the Pierce girls. Nicole Clark was first in the 100 (14.24) and Nataly Gonzalez was first in the 800 (3.18) and Serine Fang was first in the 200 (33.04 for the Bears.
East Nicolaus also competed at the meet.
Kristyn Hanson won the triple jump (29-11) and took second in the long jump (15-03) for the varsity girls. Alan DaPrato was first in the high jump (5-2) for the JV boys.
Local masters succeed at nationals
Barbara Taylor finished fifth in the 200-yard butterfly (3:07.41) and sixth in the 100 butterfly (1:17.57) at the United States Masters Swimming National Championships held May 7-11.
Merry Finch was seventh in the 1000 freestyle (12.48.18), seventh in the 200 breastroke (1:13.14) and seventh in the one mile open water swim 22:10.