Yosemite girls win NSL track title

The Yosemite High School girls track team won the North Sequoia League Championship at Badger Stadium May 6, with 253 points.

Sierra High placed second with 229 points, and Liberty finished third with 176 points. Chowchilla could only mange four points, and Washington Union had two points.

Yosemite’s Taylor Burrall won the 100 meter hurdles (17.18), 300 hurdles (48.56), and the triple jump (34:6).

Distance runner Ellen Saunders won the 1600 (6:02.31), 3200 (13:44.45), and placed second in the 800 (2:39.79), six seconds behind Liberty’s Grace Hall. Sunders was a member of Yosemite’s first place 4X400 relay team (4:27.32) that beat Liberty by 1.7 seconds. Other team members were Maya Mendonca, Kailei Gould, and Elyse Espe.

The girls championship is the first in the past five years, and Yosemite Coach Walker Vaughn said he was proud of the whole team.

“This is a great group of athletes, and every member of this team contributed to this championship,” Vaughn said. “We want to get the championship streak going again.”

Washington Union won the boys championship with 258 points. Placing second and third was Sierra (224 points), and Chowchilla (128 points).

See the May 14 issue of the Sierra Star for more details.

For complete results, see - go to California - Central Section - North Sequoia League - Yosemite - NSL Championship - and view results.

- Staff Report