Lincoln to send six to Masters
The Lincoln High track and field team continued to climb higher than before at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Meet held at Cesar Chavez High School last week.
Both the boys and girls finished fourth in the competition. The girls were just one point behind No. 3 El Dorado and boys two points behind No. 3 Patterson.
Six new school records were set; six Fighting Zebras will continue on to Masters and one was crowned Division IV champion. The top five athletes combined from both divisions advanced to Masters this week at Elk Grove High School.
Taylor Lee continued her mastery in the 400-meter event. The junior speedster stepped of a time of 57:56 to win the event outright and will continue on to Masters.
Joining her at Masters will be Joseph Brown. The sophomore placed second in the boys 110m hurdles (15.37) and third in the 300m hurdles (41.29), setting two new school records.
Sophomore Alexis Hinojosa will head for Masters, setting a school record of 15.41 for third place in the girls 100m hurdles.
Joining the trio will be junior Destiny Everett (3rd girls 800m), and seniors Bailey Learned (3rd girls shot put) and Antonio Nevarez (2nd, boys discus).
Although the following will not be moving on to Masters, both the boys and girls 4x100 relay teams set school records.
James Edwards, Aidan Forward, Brown and Chase Williams passed the baton to finish in a time of 43.81. In the girls relay, Macy Hopping, Hinojosa, Tyler Smith and Lee reset the school clock at 50.53.
Sophomore Chase Williams crossed the 100m finish line in 11.08 for a new school record. In Division IV, the sophomore was fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m.
In 2018, Lincoln broke 13 school records and the frosh/soph boys reset five.
Finishing up their Zebras’ careers in style were seniors Preston Summerhays (3rd, D4 boys 800m), Learned (3rd, D4 girls discus).
Also doing well in the Division IV events were:
Hinojosa (3rd 300m hurdles), Brown (3rd long jump), Saedy Williamson (4th 3200m), Atziri Lopez (6th 3200m), Maile Duque (3rd triple jump and 6th long jump); Williamson and Lopez are juniors and Duque a sophomore.