Mueller sets school record at invitational

By: Staff Report
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Timery Mueller set a school record in the long jump Saturday, leaping 18 feet to place first at the King/Gilbert Invitational at Granite Bay High School. Mueller was one of several medalists for Oak Ridge, who had participants in all four divisions of the meet. Mueller’s 18-foot long jump on her final attempt broke Karen Trapini’s 17’11” mark set in 1997. “Timery had a great day with three outstanding jumps,” Oak Ridge coach Rob Fairley said. “Despite the cold and windy conditions, many Oak Ridge athletes obtained personal bests and many others matched or came close. We had some outstanding performances.” Samantha Ralstin and Hayley Scott both won individual events for the varsity girls, as Ralstin won the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 20.94 seconds, while Scott placed first in the 1,600 meters in 5:16.26. Aislynn Mueller also posted a pair of top-three finishes for the varsity girls, as she took second in the 100 hurdles in 16.13 and was third in the 300 hurdles in 48.04. Will Findlay was the varsity boys’ team only winner, as he won the high jump at a height of 6’4”. Amjed Aboukhadijeh placed second in the 3,200-meter run in 9:40.47. The boys’ 4x100-meter relay team of Jack Crawford, Ryan Adams, Marcus Friend and Jackson Burnette also earned a top-three finish, as they took third in 45.15. At the freshmen-sophomore level, Oak Ridge had six winning girls, including two who set meet records. Holli Arrieta won the high jump, clearing the bar at 4’10” to set a meet record, as did Jessica Emde, who won the long jump with a leap of 15’9 ½”. Arrieta also placed third in the 400 meters in 1:05.1. LeeAnn Hold, Maxine Goyette and Abby Walker also earned multiple top-three finishes. Hold won the 3,200 in 11:56.60 and placed second in the 1,600 to Goyette in 5:32.8. Goyette won the race in 5:32.6, and took second to Walker in the 800 in 2:30.81. Walker won the race in 2:30.79 and also ran second in the 400 meters in 1:04.55. Oak Ridge’s freshmen-sophomore girls also won the 4x400 relay, as the team of Arrieta, Cami Crawford, Goyette and Walker posted a time of 4:25.75. The 4x100 relay team of Ashli Jaeger, Erica Menser, Jessica Menser and Crawford placed third in 55.13. Jaeger also placed second in the 300 hurdles in 52.04, while Jackie Mansoor and Easton Schu earned third-place finishes in the 1,600 (5:34.23) and 300 hurdles, (52.95), respectively. The freshmen-sophomore boys had two athletes bring home top-three finishes, as Benji Xie took second in the 1,600 in 4:41.32, and Matt Redden placed third in the discus with a distance of 115’5”. This week the Trojans travel to Union Mine to face the Diamondbacks in a dual meet today at 3:30 p.m. On Saturday the team competes in the LeFebvre Relays at Placer High beginning at 8:45 a.m.