By Charlie Harris,
The DHS men’s varsity track and field team took home its second section title in the program’s history on May 23 at Elk Grove High School. The Devils scored a total of 71 points, ahead of second place Woodcreek’s 55.
The Blue Devils were led in points by junior Kyle Clancy, who won the long jump with a leap of 22-11.50. Clancy came back to win the high jump at 6-07, and took a second place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.74.
Junior Nate Harper placed third in the pole vault during the Wednesday portion of the two-day meet with a vault of 15-02.00.
The 4×400 meter relay team, which consisted of sophomore Willie Hall and juniors Blake Croft, Ben Salcedo and Alex McIntyre, ran a new school record. Their time of 3:19.22was good enough for fourth.
McIntyre also set two personal records for himself earlier in the meet, running 49.35 in the 400-meter dash and 22.20 in the 200-meter dash.
His teammate Croft took second place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.03.
In the longer distances, junior Brian Song, sophomore Ben Roberts and senior Ani Ramakrishnan took places four through six in the 1600-meter run with times of 4:19.50, 4:19.52 and 4:21.27 respectively.
The same three also competed in the 3200-meter run later in the meet, all finishing within the top 12.
Senior Victor Choi took eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 42-03.00.
“Winning the section title is a great way to finish my track career. Everyone did great tonight,” Choi said.
Look for another strong performance from DHS at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet on Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30, where the Blue Devils will be trying to qualify as many athletes as possible for the State meet in June.