Track and field: Local teams send 11 individuals, 3 relay teams to Masters meet
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Kimball High senior Derek Van de Streek led the Jaguar track and field team with two gold medals at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V meet on May 14 and 16 at Sierra High in Manteca.

Van de Streek set a school record with his win in the 400-meter dash (49.40 seconds). He also won the triple jump with a mark of 43 feet, 9.75 inches.

Chloe Jenkins led the Kimball girls with a gold medal and school record in the 300-meter hurdles (45.80). She also placed third in the 100-meter hurdles (15.48).

Van de Streek and Jenkins are among six individual Jaguar athletes and three relay teams who placed in the top five at the division meet. That achievement qualifies them to compete at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Thursday, May 23, and Friday, May 24, at Elk Grove High School.

Senior Jaleyah Douglass threw the discus 121 feet, 7 inches, placing second in the girls competition. Gaige Allen, a junior, placed third in the boys 100 (11.26), and fellow junior Damon Jackson was third in the boys 200 (22.72). Sophomore Amber Moody was fourth in the girls 200 (27.46).

Also qualifying for Masters was the boys 4x100 relay team of Jackson, Van de Streek, Allen and junior Brandon Soeung, which finished in 42.88 for second place.

The boys 4x400 relay team of Jackson, Van de Streek and Jerry Yekeh and Alberto Flores, both juniors, placed third and set a school record, 3:28.60.

The girls 4x100 relay team — Douglass, Jenkins, Moody and freshman Julia Price — also set a school record while finishing fourth (50.61).

The Jaguar boys placed third out of 31 teams at the division meet. Kimball scored 46 points, behind El Dorado (61) and Sierra (56).

The girls placed sixth out of 30 teams with a score of 34. Cosumnes Oaks (74) was first.

SJS Division I

Tracy High sophomore sprinter Nate Jones was the highest-finishing local athlete at the SJS Division I track and field finals, placing second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.97 seconds Friday, May 17, at Elk Grove High School.

His finish qualified him to compete at the SJS Masters meet Thursday, May 23, and Friday, May 24, also at Elk Grove High.

Jones will also run the 200-meter dash, an event in which he placed 12th at the division meet (23.04), just making the cut to qualify for masters.

Four West High seniors also finished in the top 12 at the Division I meet, which began Wednesday, May 15, with the track event trials and some field events.

Megan Grady qualified for masters Friday by placing sixth in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 0.5 inch. Eddie Kaye (boys 200, ninth, 22.79) and Margaret Southards (girls 100 hurdles, 11th, 16.06) also qualified Friday.

Ernest Turner qualified Wednesday, May 15, with a fourth-place mark in the triple jump (44-2.25).

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