Buchanan High swept the Tri-River track and field championships, highlighted by a four-gold performance by Hannah Waller.
One of the nation’s elite athletes in the sport, and still only a junior, Waller dominated the sprints (wind-aided 11.93-second 100 meters; 24.27 200) and ran legs on winning 400 (47.71) and 1,600 (3:59.07) relays as the Bears’ girls won their 12th league title since launching their program in 1993.
Remington Mahlum won the 100 (wind-aided 15.86) and 300 (47.91) hurdles and the triple jump (37-2½), and Hannah Benoit ran a section season-best 4:53.32 1,600 as Buchanan won the girls’ title by 45 over Clovis West.
In the boys, Isaiah Robinson swept the sprints (10.75 100, 22.30 200) and ran on a winning 400 relay (42.57) as the Bears edged Clovis by 15 points while capturing a seventh straight TRAC crown.
• Charles Williams, a Bee football All-Star as a running back, won the 100 (11.02) and 200 (22.03) and ran on a winning 400 relay (43.07), leading Bullard to the County/Metro boys championship.
The Knights won by 15 points over Sanger.
Madera South’s Eduardo Herrera, The Bee’s Runner of the Year in cross country in 2013, delivered a difficult triple — winning the 800 (1:58.31) and 1,600 (4:13.19), and placing third in the 3,200 (10:01.35).
In yet another grinding triple, Madera’s Jasmine Gonzalez won the 1,600 (5:09.89) and placed second in the 3,200 (11:22.52) and third in the 800 (2:23.06) while powering Madera to the girls’ title.
Sanger, Bullard win CMAC swim titles
Bullard’s Erik Overstreet broke his year-old CMAC records in the 100 and 200 freestyles to help the Knights take the team title with 543 points at the conference meet while also earning Swimmer of the Year honors.
Overstreet, who will swim next year at UC Santa Barbara, beat his 200 record by more than 3 seconds while finishing in 1:41.31. He won the 100 free in 46.97.
Emily Imfeld, the girls Swimmer of the Year, helped Sanger win the title with 541 points. Madera and Bullard rounded out the top three with 439.5 and 317.5 points, respectively. Imfeld won the 50 (24.29) and 100 free (53.55) and was on winning 200 free and 200 medley relays.
Madera’s Jessica Sordi scored a 317.80, edging Edison’s Allison Matsumura, by 6.05 points to win the 1-meter dive. Fellow Coyote Spencer Larios won the boys 1 meter with a 372.35. Madera South’s Kaelan Craig was second at 367.30.
• Freshman Caitlyn Snyder won the 100 back and 100 fly while sophomore teammate Skylar Elkington won the 50 and 100 free to help Clovis West win the TRAC girls title with 517 points. Clovis High was second with 451. The Eagles' boys made it a sweep, winning 519-503 over Clovis as Matt Elkington won the 100 fly (51.36) and 100 backstroke (52.96) while also swimming a leg on the winning 200 medley relay. Seth Nabors led Clovis with wins in the 50 and 100 free and 200 and 400 free relays.
•Sunnyside’s Irene Onrubia won the 100 backstroke in 59.32 seconds, breaking by six-tenths an NYL record set by Carmen Dunn of Bullard in 1996. Onrubia was named girls Swimmer of the Year, though the Wildcats finished second to Reedley for the team title. Hoover’s boys won, with Reedley second.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this report, based on submitted results, incorrectly had Clovis High's boys winning the TRAC swimming and diving championship.