Prep Names: Davis girls win relay at Stanford Invitational

Published: Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 3C
Last Modified: Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 - 7:52 am

Davis' Laney Teaford, Ellie Eaton, Han-ah Sumner and Sophie Meads combined to win the girls' distance medley relay in 12 minutes, 21.01 seconds at last Saturday's Stanford Invitational.

The time also topped the Blue Devils' school record by 15 seconds.

Teaford, Sumner and Meads joined Rose Stephens to give the Blue Devils a third-place finish in the 4x400 relay in 3:59.93, while Teaford, Sumner and Meads joined Jeanne-Marie McPherson to finish fourth in the 4x800 in a school-record 4:30.16.

In other Stanford Invitational highlights:

• Woodland's Melissa Mahoney won the girls' 400 meters in a school-record 64.14 seconds.

• Jesuit's Austin Mitsch finished second in the boys 100 meters in 10.78.

• Granite Bay's Alex Marakas finished second in the boys high jump at 6 feet, 6.75 inches.

• Bella Vista's girls 4x800 relay team finished second in 9:24.98.

• River Valley's Mackenzie Arnold was second (18-1.75) and Bella Vista's McKenzie Sup third (18-0.25) in the girls long jump.

• Jesuit's Sina Javidan-Nejad was third in the boys shot put in 53-1.

• Winters' Sofia Evanoff was third in the girls 400 meters (56.74).

• St. Francis' Kayla O'Brine was third in the girls discus at 132-6.

Sheldon's Truesdale wins milestone game

When Sheldon played Christian Brothers on March 5, veteran Huskies softball coach Mary Jo Truesdale didn't say a word to her players that she was going for her 600th victory.

"We have a really young team, and I didn't want to put that pressure on them, especially against a team like Christian Brothers and with a pitcher like Haley Snyder," Truesdale said.

Behind Anessa Kaylor's home run and double, Sheldon beat the Falcons 3-2 in eight innings.

It wasn't until the next day that Truesdale told her players about the milestone win, "and they got pretty excited about it."

Truesdale said she only was aware of her win total because of her induction into the Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame last year.

Section officials asked her to put together a biography and list of accomplishments for the induction program.

From 1991 to 1996, Truesdale coached at Elk Grove, and the past 15 at Sheldon, where she has won five section titles.

Locally ranked teams in softball tournaments

Eight softball teams ranked in The Bee's Top 20 will compete in out-of-area tournaments this weekend.

• No. 3 Elk Grove, No. 6 St. Francis and No. 10 Oak Ridge are in the NorCal Clash in Tracy.

• No. 5 Pleasant Grove, No. 7 Sheldon, No. 13 Whitney and No. 17 Cosumnes Oaks are in the Livermore Stampede.

• No. 2 Woodcreek is playing in the Michelle Carew Classic in Anaheim.

Call The Bee's Bill Paterson (916) 326-5506.

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