Times-Herald (Vallejo)

Wachob, Minnieweat­her headed to section finals

ACHS' Brown also qualifies in triple jump, joins Benicia standouts

- By Thomas Gase tgase@timesheral­donline.com

A handful of Benicia High track and field athletes starred Saturday at the Tri-Valley Championsh­ip at Freedom High in


Freshman Grady Wachob, who won the Diablo Athletic League title last week in the high jump, tied for third in the boys high jump with a top leap of 5 feet, 10 inches. He qualified for the North Coast Section championsh­ips that will begin later this week.

Trudell Minnieweat­her was seventh in the boys 200 (22.11 seconds). Despite not finishing in the top six, he qualified for the section championsh­ips due to his time. , which was the best in school history according to athletic.net, as his time bested Lawrence Davis' mark (11.44) set in 2009.

Jean Ikenaga was seventh in the girls discus (98-1).

Dublin won the boys division and Campolindo won the girls division.

Meanwhile, several American Canyon High track and field athletics stood out at the Redwood Empire Area Meet in Petaluma.

Kennedy Brown took fourth overall in the girls triple jump with a top leap of 35 feet, 2 3/4 inches to qualify for the section championsh­ips. It was a new personal-best in the event for Brown. She already owned the school record in the event. John Quilon grabbed a personal best

in the boys triple jump with a top mark of 41-11, which

was fifth.

Quilon was part of the eighth-place 4-by-100 relay team (45.20 seconds), which also included Xavier Lopez, Alonso McCoy and Tauren


Saniyah Farris was seventh in the girls 300 hurdles (50.79).

Sadia Diouf was 10th in the 400 (1:02.65). Farris and Diouf were part

of the ninth-place 4-by-400 relay team (4:21.15), which also included Anayiah Brown and Angela Acero.

Santa Rosa won the girls division and Tamalpais won the boys division.

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