Carpinteria split with Nordhoff in a dual Citrus Coast League track meet Thursday, the Warrior boys prevailing 81-54 and the girls falling 73-58.

The result evens up both teams’ records for Carpinteria. Both boys and girls teams are 2-2 in the CCL and 4-4 overall. The girls lost for the second time to first-place Nordhoff, while the boys performed well and won by a larger than anticipated margin, Carpinteria track coach Van Latham said.

“The girls also performed very well but the Ranger girls were too strong on the track,” Latham said.

For the Carpinteria girls, junior Ainslee Alexander “had a terrific meet,” Latham said, winning all four of her field events. That included a PR of 16-1.75 in the long jump, and  near PR of 8-9 in the pole vault, a 32-3.75 in the triple jump and 27-10.5 in the shot put.

“Ainslee is a terrific athlete,” Latham said. “This was the first time she did four events in a meet and she really rose to the occasion.”

Carpinteria’s other field event winner was Ariana Lounsbury who threw a PR of 86-4 in the discus. Karen Game won the 400 in 70.44 seconds, the only race win for the Warriors.

For the boys, freshman Joel De Lira won the 1600 and 3200 meter races with times of 4:56.99 and 11:21.37 respectively.

“Joel keeps getting stronger each meet,” Latham said. “Looking forward to seeing what he can do at the Russell Cup this Saturday.”

Sophomore Wes Chung won both hurdle races with times of 18.19 in the 110 highs and 49.14 in the 300 intermediates.

“Wes came back from a stumble in the middle of the race where he lost his glasses but still found his way to the finish,” Latham said.

Senior Mateo Handall won the 100 and 200 in times of 11.87 and 23.63.

“Mateo did a little speed work today in preparation for a strong 400 at the Russell Cup,” Latham said.

Chris Ceja won the 400 in a PR time of 55.94 for the Warrios.

“Chris has been a short sprinter but is now transitioning to the 400,” Latham said. “He keeps getting better each week.”

Marcos Dominguez won the shot put with a PR of 37-11.

“Marcos’s hard work and preparation continues to pay off for him,” Latham said.

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