Kern Valley’s boys track squad made the trip to Boron for a tri-meet.
The Broncs would square off with Boron and Cal City. The Ravens were present as the earlier meet with Kern Valley was postponed due to unsafe track conditions.
The Broncs would split the meets as they slipped past Boron 54-50, while falling short 80-41 against Cal City.
According to Kern Valley’s head coach Brian Christianson, the conditions were as follows: 68 degrees at the start of the meet and some wind with a cross wind on the track. Cross wind also for the discus, shot put, long jump and triple jump. Discus threw onto grass, and shot put threw onto dirt. Loose, dirt track, with six lanes. All times were hand timed.
The Broncs individual results were as follows:
1600 meters-First place vs. Boron and Third place vs. Cal City; Davin Lee, 5:45, third place vs. Boron; Mack Wargo, 6:48.
110 Hurdles-First place overall, Jeffrey Cawein, 19.81, (hand timed adjusted 20.14).
400 Meters- Third place vs. Cal City, Shawn Luker, 71.60; not in top three: Mack Wargo, 76.39, hand timed adjusted 76.54 (PR); Wyatt Lykins, 77.20, hand timed adjusted 77.34 (PR).
100 Meters-First place vs. Boron, second place vs. Cal City; Zach Goss, 11.71, hand timed adjusted.
300 Hurdles-First place vs. Boron, second place vs. Cal City, Jeffrey Cawein 50.95.
200 Meters-First place vs. Boron and third place vs. Cal City; Noah Alexander, 25.78, hand timed adjustment 26.04 (PR).
High Jump-No individual results given: Kern Valley came in third vs. Boron and second vs. Cal City.
Triple Jump: First place overall; James Meachem, 36’10” (PR); second place overall, Zach Goss, 36’9.5” (PR); third place overall, Isaac Steers, 36’0.5”.
Long Jump- Second place vs. Cal City and Boron; James Meachem, 18’11.75” (PR); third place vs. Cal City and Boron, Noah Alexander, 16’4”.
Discus: First place overall, Brett Grimsby, 129’6” (PR); second vs. Boron and third vs. Cal City, Carlos Lopez, 88’6.75”.
Shot Put-First place overall, Brett Grimsby, 40’10.5”; third place vs. Cal City and Boron, Michael McBride, 33’11”.
Christianson said, “Overall, a good day for the boys’ track and field team. We are certainly getting better on the track, and are jumpers keep improving. Our throwers, led by Brett Grimsby, certainly rose to the challenge of getting points against some good throwers from Cal City and Boron.”
A few days later, the Broncs competed in the fourth Annual Leon Patterson Invitational at Taft High School
The conditions were as follows: 70 degrees at the start of the meet (meet started with field events at 1 p.m.), a little wind. Good long/jump triple jump pits (the pits were not raked very well after each jump), discus throwers threw onto grass, and shot put throwers threw onto a modified clay substance. Older track and field only stadium (that has been somewhat modernized) with a nine lane all-weather track. All running events were electronically timed and was a CIF qualifying meet.
Top seven score and top three get medals. There were 11 teams at this invitational.
Scores: North High – 102.33, Taft – 100, Shafter – 93.33, Independence – 87, Wasco – 65, Foothill – 59.33, South – 48, Kern Valley – 24, Granite Hills -19, Bakersfield Christian – 11.
The individual results for Kern Valley were as follows:
100 Meters- Zach Goss, 11.74 (PR), fourth place out of 33, second fastest 100 time by a junior at Kern Valley in at least the last 10 years, third fastest at Kern Valley in at least the last 10 years.
200 Meters- Noah Alexander, 25.17 (PR), 16th out of 33.
Frosh/Soph 1600 Meters: Mack Wargo, 5:48.59 (PR), 22 out of 29.
110 Hurdles: Jeffrey Cawein, fourth place out of nine, unofficial time 18.50 (which would be a PR) –timing malfunction so no official time.
300 Hurdles- Jeffrey Cawein, 46.11 (PR), fourth place out of 10, second fastest 300 hurdles time by a junior at Kern Valley in at least the last 10 years and fourth fastest at Kern Valley in at least the last 10 years.
Shot Put-Brett Grimsby, 42’06” (PR), fourth out of 38, second farthest throw at Kern Valley by a junior in the last 16 years and third farthest throw in at least the last 16 years; Michael McBride, 33’05”, 17th place out of 38, Juan Carlos Lopez, 31’0”, 25th place out of 38.
Discus-Juan Carlos Lopez, 83’01”, 21st out of 36; Michael McBride, 79’11”, 2nd out of 36.
High Jump-Jeffrey Cawein, 4’10”, 12th place out of 21.
Long Jump-James Meachem, 18’11”, fifth place out of 30; Noah Alexander, 17’0”, 13th place out of 30; Isaac Steers, 16’0”, 20th place out of 30; James Davis, 15’02”, 23rd place out of 30.
Frosh/Soph Long Jump: Carson Alten, 14’03”, seventh place out of 13.
Triple Jump: James Meachem, 35’07”, seventh place out of 23; Zach Goss, 34’06”, ninth place out of 23; Isaac Steers, 34’01”, 11th place out of 23; James Davis, 33’10.5” (PR), 12th place out of 23.
Christianson said, “Overall, a good day for Kern Valley track and field athletes. We were able to get some official times, distances and heights. It was also nice to compete against some high level athletes.”