Lincoln heads for track and field finals

Zebras aim at league title
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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The 2017 Lincoln High track and field team is perhaps the strongest to contend for a Pioneer Valley League title in recent years. The league trials and finals will be in Auburn where Placer reigns as perennial champions.

“Our progress this season has been pretty much what we had hoped for on both the varsity boys and girls,” said Lincoln head coach Rick Brown. “We'd like to think that we are going to give Placer some competition (this) week and quite possibly challenge them.”

Regardless, the Fighting Zebras should do well and send several athletes to the divisional meets next week at California State University Stanislaus.

In Lincoln’s final dual meet hosting Foothill last week, the Zebras ran away from the Mustangs: varsity boys 104-21, varsity girls 98-25 and frosh/soph boys 99.5-42.5, all in the Zebras’ favor.

Kyle McKnight, Anthony Anderson, Jamel Fulmore and Kyle Sigrist broke the school record in the boys 4x100 relay, completing it in 44 seconds.

Sigrist also claimed the 100 (11.22) and 200 meters (23.5), and long jump (20 feet 10 inches). Tommy Paulson broke the tape in the 1600m and 3200m and Fulmore captured the 110m high hurdles (16.63)

Gavin Menefee went up 5-10 in the high jump and out 41-1 in the triple jump for first place. Gold went to Antonio Navarez in the discus (122-8 ½) and Youseff Maadarani in the shot put (43-5).

For the girls, Taylor Lee won the 100m (12.6) and 200m (26.67). Lee’s times both would qualify her for an at-large bid to divisional.

Destiny Everett led the field in the 400m (66.0) and 800m (2:31.53), and Alexis Hinojosa was first in the 100m hurdles (17.68) and 300m hurdles (54.18).

Bailey Learned added the shot put (31-3 ½) and discus (88-7 ¾) to her list of firsts.