Mac-Hi boys win, girls second at invite

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UMATILLA - Mac-Hi's boys were first overall and the girls second by one point here Saturday at the River's Edge Invitational track and field meet.

On the boys side, Pancho Saldana finished first in discus with a mark of 119 feet, five inches. He was first in the javelin (173-2), fourth in the shot put (39-10), and ran a leg on the winning 4x400 relay team that also featured Alberto Rodriguez, Rick Sandoval and Kaleb Taylor - who placed first in the 800 (2:06.49).

John Lonai was fourth in both the 1500 (4:35) and 800 (2:13).

Clayton Gudmandson managed 38-6.25 in shot and 101-3 in the discus.

"I'm impressed with how he's come along in the last couple of weeks," Mac-Hi coach John Milleson said.

Tony Ng won the 110 hurdles (16.38), but was disqualified due to "hurdle interference," Milleson said.

"We placed people in every event except the 100, 3000, and the long jump," Milleson said.

Emily Childers led Mac-Hi's girls. She was first in the 400 (1:01.59), 800 (2:25), and ran legs on both the 4x100 (53.6) and 4x400 (4:28) relay teams along with Veronica Garcia, Erica Torres, and Kathleen Hopkins - who finished first in the 300 intermediate hurdles (51.17) and third in the 400 (1:04.68).

Eran Trevino won the 1500 (5:43), Torres was second in the 200 (27.4) and fourth in the 100 (11.43), Ellie Meza was eighth in the 800 (2:57.80), and Alejandra Ibarra placed fifth in the javelin (95-2).

"The girls performed well," Milleson said. "I was surprised we were that close (to first place). The girls did an outstanding job."

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