This week the Tigers traveled to the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA to compete in the Sequoias Relays. The Tigers performed great setting new PRs and breaking many of the meet records. They won the Sequoias Relays edging out rivals Mt. Sac 160 to 158. The Tigers also won three individual events at the Sequoias Relays including the 1500m (Christian Malloy, Vista Murrieta), Javelin (Keegan Wiekamp-Huete, Alta Loma), and the 5000m (Michael Simpson, Canyon Springs). Along with the three individual wins the Tigers were able to post some great individual marks including having six guys breaking the two minute barrier in the 800m. These six young men were Cade Clark (1:55.03), Alec Hall (1:55.18), Christian Malloy (1:56.20), Ricardo Cardenas (1:57.27), Tyler Lufkin (1:58.93) and Joshua Duque (1:59.59). The middle distance continued to show their dominance with Christian Malloy (3:56.87), Alec Hall (3:56.99), and Cade Clark (4:00.11) doubling in the 1500m. Michael Simpson continues to show why he was an All-American performer at last year's State meet with a win in the 5000m with a time of 15:44.08. In the hurdles, Keeon Thomas continues to improve for the Tigers running a 54.28 in the 400m hurdles and finishing in second. The jumps were led by sophomore James Wilson (Alta Loma HS) who earned a second place in the triple jump after improving his season best out to 14.74m (48'4), and freshman Chase Morrissette (Redlands HS) getting a huge triple jump PR of 14.09m (46'3). The throws continue to improve on the season as Kyle Jenkins (San Gorgonio HS) and Freshman Jordan Davis (Elsinore HS) both broke the 50' barrier going 15.69m (51'6) and (51'4) respectively in the shot put. Jenkins also added a second place finish in the hammer with a throw of 49.07m (161') as Davis added a second place finish in the discus for the Tigers with a 145'8. The highlight for the Tigers throwing squad came from Keegan Wiekamp-Huete (Alta Loma HS) as he unleashed a new meet record with a toss of 169'6.
"The Tigers had a great experience competing against mainly Northern California teams and our rival Mt. Sac this weekend. We had many state leading marks at this meet and the guys showed that they are one of the top teams in the state." – Head Men's Coach Jim McCarron
The Tigers will have two meets this week with one being held on Friday against OCC at OCC and the second being the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State University.
Results for this meet can be found at: https://www.directathletics.com/results/track/48645.html