Girls track team wins third meet

The Yosemite High School girls track team got by Sierra 130 to 121 at home April 27 to win its third straight North Sequoia League meet.

YHS outscored Sierra 105 to 48 in the running events, but Sierra dominated the field events, outscoring YHS 73 to 25 for a close outcome. Liberty of Madera Ranchos was third with 46 and Washington Union fourth with 21 points.

“It was another good meet but it was close with the girls,” Yosemite head coach Walker Vaughn said. “Sierra is certainly improving, especially in the field events, but we had a good day in the running events despite a few of our girls weren’t feeling well. We will be ready for league championships. Our goal is an outright championship for the girls. We know it won’t be easy.”

Freshman standout Sayda Taylor won four events: 100 meters (12.43), 200m (25.9), long jump (17-2), and high jump (4-10).

In a repeat of the previous week, Elyse Espe continued her dominant NSL performances, winning the 400m (1:03.8), 300m hurdles (49.1), and triple jump (32-0). The junior was also part of the winning 4x400m relay team (4:28.6).

Sophomore sprinter Peyton Garner had a personal best in the 100m with a time of 12.8 seconds, now No. 3 all-time in YHS history.

Overall, the lady Badgers scored 21 points in the hurdle events.

Union wins boys meet

Washington Union ran away in the varsity boys division with 121 points with their third straight win. Sierra was second with 75 and YHS third with 58.

Kevin Bulawsky had another strong performance. The YHS junior was a double-winner in both hurdles (100 - 16.9, 300 - 44.7) placed second in the discus (116-5), and third in the shot put (38-10). Bulawsky scored 30 points in the meet.

Sophomore Peter Martinez, competing on the varsity team, won the discus with a personal best 134-10. The mark is now No. 5 all-time at Yosemite. Senior Kevin Kirk scored in three events. Trevor Peter and Russell Zelazo placed in two events each.

The Chowchilla frosh/soph had a season-high 150 points running away with the meet title outscoring YHS 150-72. For the Badgers, Klay Kliest was a winner in the discus and was second in the shot. Caleb Bachelor was second in the 400m, 800m, and the long jump. Noah Williams, Peter Cresci, and Dustin Leroy placed in three events.

The NSL League Championships were held May 4 at Washington Union. Results were not available at press time. The YHS girls are looking for their second straight NSL track title.