Here's what happened at Tokay's track meet against St. Mary's, Lodi, West
With the sun finally out, Tokay track and field hosted some familiar foes at Thursday's track meet. The Tigers went toe-to-toe in a quad meet against Lodi, St. Mary’s and West.
“Today is meet number four for our team and I think it’s just been very helpful for the rest of the season for our young team,” Haley Silva, Tokay’s girls' track and field head coach said. “The kids are excited so that makes us excited.”
Tokay girls beat out West girls with a team score of 101. Lodi girls took down Tokay, West, and St. Mary’s. On the boys' side, St. Mary’s was victorious against Lodi and Tokay but lost by three points to West. The Wolfpack boys beat out every team they competed against. Their largest margin came against Tokay, 109-26.
Here are the highlights from Tokay’s track meet against its Tri-City Athletic League rivals.
She’s having a Field day
St. Mary’s Kori Fields did not come to Thursday’s meet to play games. The senior runner competed in three events, the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 100-meter hurdles. This was her first meet of the season after being booked up with rugby.
“I think I’m doing pretty good for starting off the season so late and we’re already two months into the season,” Fields said. “I’m mainly trying to work on getting back into shape and setting some personal records.”
Fields is already on track just one meet into her final season as a Ram. She set two personal records and a season record in her three-time first-place finish at this track meet.
She ran the 100 meters with a time of 12.86 seconds, the 200 meters with a time of 26.97 seconds, and the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.78 seconds. Fields played a big role in helping the Rams win against two out of the three teams they competed against.
West boys can’t be beat
There was no denying the speed of the Wolfpack boys in this meet with sophomore-junior duo Yosef Poblano and Cameron Williams leading the charge. They had runners finish in place first in seven events. About half of those finishes came from Poblano and Williams.
The two started West’s evening off right with a big win in the 4x100 meter relays. At the anchor spot, Williams who is recovering from a strained hip flexor edged out Lodi’s Maceo McDowell and took home gold with a time of 42.70 seconds. The junior was just getting started.
“I think I did pretty good and just been fighting through my injury,” he said. “The sprain is especially hard for me when I do hurdles because it's hard to do the hurdle but I’m pushing through. I’m hoping I can get my health better and improve my times.”
Williams beat out five runners in the 100-meter hurdles to get first place and set a season record of 15.31 seconds. In the 300-meter hurdle, he set another season record with a time of 41.38 seconds and finished in first place.
Poblano did some record-setting himself. His time of 22.57 seconds in the 200 meters gave him the PR and first place. He also won first in the 100 meters and was the second leg in the 4x100 relay.
Lodi shines in distance running and field events
The Flames showcased stellar stamina, especially on the girls' side. They are led by twin sisters Kiah and Zoe Atikan who are no strangers to distance running thanks to their cross-country background.
“I think we have the best girls’ squad in Lodi history,” Dylan Silva, Lodi’s distance head coach said. “The times that these girls are running from cross country to track has been faster overall and the group is deeper than it's been in the years past.”
Lodi ended the meet winning first place in girls' 400, 800, 1600, 3200 meters, and 4x100 meter relay. The Atikan twins had a hand in every long-distance win for the Flames. Zoe finished first in the 400 and 3200 meters while Kiah took first for the 800 and 1600 meter events.
In the field events, the Lodi girls continued to shine. Senior Elora Parises set her season record in shotput to beat out nine other throwers. In discus freshman, Grace Duenas brought the Flames home another first-place finish throwing for 107 feet.
“As a team overall I think from JV to varsity they all did very well,” Silva said. “Coming back from last week legs are still a bit heavy and they’re not as fresh as they would want to be but today went very well and it’ll help us for our big meet in Arcadia next week.”
Record reporter Shannon Belt covers sports. She can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @ShannonBelt3. Support local news, subscribe to The Stockton Record at https://www.recordnet.com/subscribenow.
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