Zebras’ sharpening for league meets
PIONEER VALLEY LEAGUE
Top Lincoln Athletes
Taylor Lee – 1st, 200m, 400m
Alexis Hinojosa – 1st 100m hurdles, 3rd 300m hurdles
Brooke Anderson – 2nd, 400m
Saedy Williamson – 2nd, 1600m, 3200m
Sophia Anderson – 2nd, 100m hurdles
Emma Diaz – 2nd, 300m hurdles
Bailey Learned – 2nd, Shot put, Discus
Sophia Anderson – 2nd, High jump
Atziri Lopez – 3rd, 3200m
Corina Garcia – 3rd, Shot put
Chase Williams – 1st, 200m, 2nd, 100m
Preston Summerhays – 1st, 400m, 2nd, 800m
Joey Brown – 1st, 300m hurdles, 2nd, 110m hurdles, Pole vault, Long jump
Aidan Forward – 1st, High jump
Antonio Nevarez – 2nd, Discus
Kyle Loutzenhiser – 3rd, 400m
The Lincoln High track and field program has pulled to within a run, jump and throw of Pioneer Valley League perennial frontrunner Placer. It appears all the Fighting Zebras lack is the depth to upend the Hillmen.
The girls squad has more depth than the boys, but the boys have more potential for gold.
Taylor Lee is the fastest girl on the track and no one can glide over the hurdles like Alexis Hinjosa. However, there are eight athletes who could step past the competition onto that middle podium.
Freshman Sophia Anderson is just two inches below Placer’s Emily Wright in the high jump. And the 4x400 relay team of Hinojosa, Lee, Brooke Anderson and Emma Burkholder are less than two seconds behind the Hillmen foursome.
Sophomore Joey Brown could well be on his way to becoming a decathlete. He’s tops in the low hurdles and No. 2 in the lows, pole vault and long jump.
Chase Williams is doing for the boys what Lee is doing for the girls. He has blazing speed and is just 3/100 of a second behind Placer’s Anthony Kerrigan in the 100-meter dash.
But depth is where Placer gets the nod.
For the girls, the hurdles are about the only events where the Hillmen are not in line for at least one point in a six-team league meet.
Other than Kerrigan, dash speed is Placer’s biggest weakness for boys. They own the distance races and they stack the field events as well.
Lincoln will get a chance to host Center for the first PVL meet April 4. The dual with Placer is in Auburn April 18.