May 18, 2010 > This week in track, tennis, golf
This week in track, tennis, golf
By Gary van den Heuvel
Photos By Mike Heightchew
Track and Field
James Logan High School dominated the Mission Valley Athletic League track and field championships, held at Washington High School's Tak Fudenna Stadium on Friday, May 14.
Led by the top hurdler in the state, Monte Corley, Logan's boys team easily outpaced the field, with 201 points. Washington High School came in a distant second place with 87 points. Logan's girls team also won easily, with 193 points.
Corley continued his domination of the hurdles events with his wins in the 110 (14.37 seconds) and 300 hurdles (40.79 seconds). Corley ran the last leg of the 1,600 meter relay, but was caught by Newark Memorial's Joel Renshaw on the straightaway. The race resulted in a photo finish, and was ultimately ruled a tie, with both teams finishing with a time of 3:30.21.
Other multiple winners for Logan were Victor Johnson, who won the triple jump (46-1 feet) and the shot put (51-7 feet); Thandi Stewart, the girls champion in the 400 meter sprint (56.48 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (43.91 seconds); and Erinn Jones, who won in the shot put (40-7 feet) and discus (106-1).
The Mission San Jose High School tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the North Coast Section tournament with a dominating 6-1 win over MVAL rival Irvington, but saw their season come to an end with a 4-3 loss to Piedmont High School.
MVAL doubles champions Evan Dankiewics and Garrick Dzoan won their match, as did MVAL runners-up Nikhil Krishna and Khalid Dhonani, but Piedmont's singles squad was too much for the Warriors. MVAL singles champion Kyle Richter fell by a score of 6-4, 6-0 to Piedmont's Tyler Gadbois. Richter's teammate, MVAL runner-up Brandon Nguyen, lost to Jonathan Wang, 6-0, 6-0.
Mission San Jose High School finished ninth out of 17 teams in the NCS South Qualifier, held at Metropolitan Golf Links (par 72) in Oakland. The Warriors were led by Jan Dickerson, who shot a five-over 77, tied for ninth, good enough to qualify for the NCS Tournament of Champions.
De La Salle's Johnny De Los Reyes was the individual winner, shooting 73.