Grizzlies earn home sweep over Grandview

In its only home track meet of the season, the Sunnyside High School boys and girls track teams came away victors over Grandview yesterday.
Sunnyside’s boys prevailed Thursday by a score of 100-40. The Grizzlies received a boost from double-winner Elijah Pena. He claimed first-place honors in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.58, and clocked 41.12 in the 300m hurdles to earn the top spot in that event.
Fabian Gonzalez gave Sunnyside a boost in the throwing events with a mark of 148-6 to win the javelin.
Sunnyside Coach Darren Mezger noted Kennedy Sarmiento shaved two seconds off his personal best time in the 400m to break the tape first at 56.54.
Bernaldo Madrigal also garnered top honors in the 200m for Sunnyside with a time of 23.88.
Another Grizzly highlight came in the 4x100 relay, where the foursome of Madrigal, Ryan White, Pena and Jesus Magallan posted a winning time of 44.87.
Sunnyside’s Adrian Brambila set a new personal best time of 4:55 in the 1,600m to win that event.
Helping the Grandview boys was Jose Velasquez, who prevailed in the 800m with a clocking of 2:19.
In addition, Greyhound Steven Razo nearly clipped Pena in the 300m hurdles with a runner-up time of 41.16.
The Lady Grizzlies were victorious over Grandview yesterday by a score of 93-52.
Jessica Linde posted a mark of 14-9 in the long jump to earn a victory for Sunnyside. In addition, Madison Marro and Gardenia Contreras of Sunnyside were first and second, respectively, in the shot with throws of 28-3 and 28-1.
The Lady Grizzlies also got a boost from Brittney Broersma with a victory in the 100m in 13.52.
Jeniya Guillen garnered first-place honors for Sunnyside in the 200m with a clocking of 28.66.
Accounting for much of the Lady Greyhounds’ scoring was Jamila Shafer. She won the triple jump in 30-3, the pole vault in 7-6, the javelin in 101-1 and the discus with a toss of 100 feet even.
“She had a really good day,” said Mezger.
The Grandview girls 4x200 relay team of Lizeth Valencia, Ayisha Guillen, Kaysie Kollmar and Kasi Prieto broke the tape first with a time of 1:53.78.
In the most tightly contested event of the night, Prieto prevailed in the 400m with a clocking of 1:02.36, just nipping Broersma’s time of 1:02.37.
The Sunnyside track team returns to action tomorrow, Saturday, at the Davis Invite. The Greyhounds host Toppenish, Ephrata and Selah on Thursday, April 24.

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