Rosemont's Dorner runs to section mark
Rosemont junior Nia Dorner ran a season-best 54.94 seconds in setting a girls 400-meter meet record in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III track and field finals at Bella Vista.
Dorner's time bettered Derrhea Mc- Liechey's 55.44 set in 2007 for Vallejo.
Dorner's time ranks as the second best in the state behind Serra of Gardena's Renetia James, who ran a 54.77 Saturday in the Southern Section divisional finals.
In other highlights from section championships:
Del Oro won the girls and boys D-II team titles behind hurdles double winners Brie Simmons (a meet record 14.27 in the girls 100 and a 43.64 in the 300) and Casey Wheeler (14.38, 110 boys highs; 38.45, 300 intermediate). Wheeler's 20 points helped Del Oro defeat Oakmont 50-49 for the boys team title.
Led by sprinters Austin Mitsch of Jesuit and Esther Higgwe of Monterey Trail, the Marauders and the Mustangs were respective boys and girls Division I section team winners at Elk Grove High School. Mitsch won the 100 (10.80) and 200 (21.87) and ran on the winning 4x100 boys relay (42.35). Higgwe also won the 100 (12.18) and 200 (25.09) and anchored the winning 4x100 girls relay (47.19).
Thanks to meet-record wins in the 4x100 relay (49.16) and 4x400 relay (4:05.44), the Cosumnes Oaks girls won the D-IV team title. First-place finishes by Joe Soik in the 3,200 (9:48.30) and Matt Johnson in the pole vault (14 feet) helped El Dorado win the boys banner in the D-IV championships at Modesto Junior College.
Franklin basketball forwards Theo Johnson and Kelton Newman have signed letters of intent.
Johnson, who averaged 19.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, is off to College of Charleston (S.C.), and Newman, who averaged 12.1 points and seven rebounds, will play at William Jessup.
Rio Americano senior Erika Tabor, a four-year varsity volleyball player, has received an athletic scholarship from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, N.J.
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Granite Bay, Vista win boys volleyball titles
Granite Bay and Vista del Lago won Sac-Joaquin Section boys volleyball championships last Thursday at Monterey Trail.
Granite Bay defeated Sierra Foothill League rival Rocklin 3-0 for the D-I title. Vista del Lago topped Whitney 3-0 for the D-II championship.
It was Granite Bay's third title in four seasons and Vista del Lago's second in a row.
Davis falls in NorCal tennis
Monte Vista of Danville defeated Davis 4-3 and Bellarmine of San Jose downed Del Oro 7-0 in first-round CIF Northern California Regional boys tennis matches last Friday at the Natomas Racquet Club.