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Oak Ridge has five winning teams at Lefebvre Relays

By: Staff Report
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Three days after sweeping Union Mine in the first Sierra Valley Conference dual meet of the season, Oak Ridge High’s track and field team won five events at the 71st annual LeFebvre Relays at Placer High. The varsity girls’ won three of those relays, including two in the distance events. LeeAnn Hold, Abby Walker, Maxine Goyette and Hayley Scott won the distance medley race in 12 minutes, 55.7 seconds, while Samantha Ralstin, Goyette, Jackie Mansoor and Brittney Putman combined to win the 4x800 relay in 10:14. Also winning first place for the girls were Timery Mueller, Jessica Emde and Sarah Vaughn in the long jump. The varsity boys also won the distance medley event, as Benji Xie, Jackson Burnette, Jack Crawford and Amjed Aboukhadijeh posted a winning time of 10:54.8. The freshmen-sophomore distance medley team of Parker Prestegard, Hollis Goldsmith, Nick Herhusky and Jeroen Keukenkamp also placed first. The varsity girls distance medley team of Mansoor, Holli Arrieta, Putman and Ralstin placed second in 13:05.6, while the 4x800 relay team of Scott, Walker, Arrieta and Hold also took second in 10:16. Vaughn, Arrieta and Emde placed second in the high jump, while the freshmen-sophomore boys 4x800 team also placed second with a team of Keukenkamp, James Dutta, Herhusky and Prestegard. Two Oak Ridge teams earned third-place finishes, as varsity boys Will Findlay, Jonathan Strong and Enoch Davis performed well in the high jump with Findlay tying the school record leap of 6 feet, 6 inches. Oak Ridge’s other third-place came from the varsity girls’ 4x65-meter shuttle hurdles with a team of Mueller, Easton Schu, Ashli Jaeger and Vaughn. The varsity boys 4x800 relay team of Aboukhadijeh, Sean McNamee, Crawford and Xie placed fourth in 8:33, as did the varsity boys 4x200 relay team of Ryan Adams, Burnette, Aaron deWatteville and Marcus Friend. Oak Ridge had two final placers, as Maren Cosens took fifth in the varsity girls’ two-mile run in 12:20.2, and Clay McNamee finished fifth in the freshmen-sophomore boys’ two-mile run in 10:36.9. The track and field team hosts Christian Brothers in a second league dual meet today before competing in the Stanford Invitational, as well as the Bronco Invitational on Saturday.