San Marcos carried the day in a triangular meet Wednesday at Peabody Stadium, beating both the boys and girls teams from Dos Pueblos and Santa Barbara.
The San Marcos girls beat Santa Barbara 99-36 and Dos Pueblos 103-21, while the San Marcos boys beat Santa Barbara 92-43 and Dos Pueblos 101-30.
To round out the competition, the Santa Barbara girls beat Dos Pueblos 85-41 and the Santa Barbara boys beat Dos Pueblos 93-41.
Royals highlights included Jacob Snodgress winning the boys’ 800 meters with a time of 1:56.19. He also placed second in the 1600 in 4:24.11 and was on the 4×400 relay team that won with a season-best 3:24.74. The relay team also included Justin Hess, Julian Hicks and Jonas Strand.
“This is a very fast time for this time of the year,” San Marcos coach Marilyn Hantgin said. “I am so proud of these boys. They ran their hearts out all day.”
Hicks won the open 400 with a personal best of 51.80, and Hess won the 200 in 22.91 and anchored both Royals winning relay teams. He got second in the 100.
San Marcos’ Ethan Dwelley won the 3200 in 10:01.71 in his first time running the event this season.
“Ethan was so impressive today,” Hantgin said. “What a race, and I think he was surprised how well he did. I wasn’t surprised. Ethan is a very dedicated runner who works very hard.”
The Royals’ Lucas Chin won the 110 hurdles, high jump, triple jump and was second in the long jump.
“Lucas is very talented,” Hantgin said. “He has been battling injuries all season. I am really happy he was able to compete today.”
For the San Marcos girls, Makenzie Fauver won the 100 and 300 hurdles and was second in the triple jump and ran a leg of the winning 400 relay team.
Ava Carter won the 100 and 200 and also was on both winning relay teams.
“Kiala Haas and Celina Zambrano did a great job in the 800, 1600 and on the 4×400 relay team,” Hantgin said. “These girls are so important to our program. They can run so many different races, I am so lucky to have them on our team.
“San Marcos is a strong team,” Santa Barbara track and field coach Olivia Perdices said. “They’ve got quality kids at every event and they did a great job today. “
For the Dons boys, Davis Flanagin won the long jump at 21-1.25 and the 100 meter run at 11.51 seconds. He added a second place in the triple jump with 42-10.5.
“He’s a kid we count on to do a lot of things for us,” Perdices said.
Andreas Dybdahl had a big personal best to win the 1600 meters in 424.00.
“That’s a big time for a sophomore,” Perdices said.
For the Dons’ girls, freshman Krystal Valdez won the discus at 94-6.
“She’s been scoring a lot of points for us and is just going to keep getting better,” Perdices said.
For Dos Pueblos, the girls took first place in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter runs, with Elliot Gleason, Samsara Cahine, and Phoebe Wolfe Lyons earning first and second place.
The Charger girls took first and third place in the long jump with Elizabeth Yancey and Berenice Gomez Chavez, both earning PRs and landing in the top three varsity girls measures for long jump. Kaelani Butler earned first place in the girls pole vault with a PR of 7-9.
The Dos Pueblos boys’ pole vaulters Colby Todd, Joseph Snodgress, and Thomas Chase landed in the top five rankings, with Todd in the lead earning a PR of 11-6.
Shotput and discuss athletes Grant Yelles, Andon Dexter, Grant Kahn, and Andrew Southard also ranked in the top five of each of their events. Kahn took first in the discus throw with a measure of 113-11.