Track and field athletes from Irvine shine at Orange County Championships – Orange County Register

Woodbridge and Northwood High girls track and field athletes continued to shine last weekend.

But it wasn’t just the Warrior and Northwood girls that stood out at the Orange County Championships at Mission Viejo High.

Woodbridge High’s boys team and members of the Irvine and University girls and Northwood boys squads also starred at the prestigious meet.

The Woodbridge girls team stood out most.

The Warriors finished second in the varsity team standings with 67 points. Santa Margarita won the title with 109 points.

Woodbridge had athletes win three events – two of them came from sophomore Emily Garner.

Garner won the triple jump with a mark of 38-1 1/2 and also took first in the high jump with a clearance of 5-6.

Sophomore Milana Malec won the 400 meters in a time of 56.55. She edged Laurel Shepherd of Irvine at the tape. Shepherd ran a time of 56.74.

Malec also finished seventh in the 200 meters in 25.85. Irvine’s Shepherd was ninth in 26.00.

Freshmen Hannah Cooper and Madison Lyon had fine days to add to Woodbridge’s point total.

Cooper was fourth in the 200 meters in 25.72, fourth in the high jump at 5-0 and came in seventh in the 400 meters in 59.37.

Lyon finished second in the long jump at 18-0 1/2, fifth in the 100 hurdles in 15.67 and sixth in the triple jump at 36-4 1/2.

And Meagan Oefelein placed seventh in the 800 meters in 2:18.28.

Simran Malhotra finished eighth in the 100 meters in 12.46 and ninth in the long jump at 17-1.

Woodbridge also placed fourth in the 4×400 relay in 4:00.89.

Northwood’s girls team finished ninth in the standings with 25 points and University was 14th with 13 points.

Erika Adler, who recently signed with UCLA, won the 3,200 meters going away for the Timberwolves. She was chosen as the Outstanding Female Distance Runner of the meet.

She took first in 10:51.74, winning by more than 16 seconds over Capistrano Valley’s Haley Herberg.

Sami Murphy placed ninth in the race in 11:45.44 for Northwood.

Kellie May came third in the triple jump at 37-4 1/2, fourth in the long jump at 17-8 3/4 and sixth in the 100 hurdles in 15.69

Amanda Bolger was eighth in the 400 meters in 59.54 and Brooke Kong was ninth in the high jump at 4-10 for Northwood.

University’s Paige Metayer ran the best race of her life to claim the title in the 800 meters. She beat a strong field with a winning time of 2:12.85.

Daria Shkel took seventh in the 300 hurdles in 46.87 for the Trojans.

Woodbridge’s boys team finished 10th at the meet with 23 points.

James Axelson came in a solid fourth in the discus with a throw of 160-2. He was also ninth in the shot put at 52-8.

Ben Jablonski was fifth in the 400 meters in 50.55 and Justin Sylvia placed fifth in the 200 meters in 22.39 and seventh in the 400 meters in 50.64.

Omar Adel was ninth in the 800 meters in 1:59.65 for Woodbridge.

Woodbridge came in fourth in the 4×400 relay in 3:25.14 and sixth in the 4×100 relay in 43.27.

University’s Harry Baker was a standout in the 200…

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