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Grant and Wilson rule the Westside Relays

Petaluma's fifth- and sixth-grade athletes wrapped up the school year with the much-anticipated Westside Relays. The meet annually brings together elementary schools from all over the area for track and field competition in two divisions — large schools and small schools.

This year, Wilson dominated the small school competition, scoring 188.5 toal points, followed by Liberty with 154 and St. Vincent with 148.5. Grant was the overall winner among the large schools with 212.5 combined points, followed by Penngrove with 202 and Valley Vista with 169.

Wilson rulled the small schools fifth-grade girls competition with speed. Lowry Flieder won at 70 meters, Nadia Petrovich at 200 meters, Madelyn Nielson at 600 meters and Delaney Johnson at 100 meters to lead the Wilson girls. Melissa Rocha added a win in the long jump.

Beau Miller led the Liberty fifth-grade boys to victory with wins in both the high jump and the 600-meter run.

Christina Leach of St. Vincent was a standout among the small school sixth graders, winning both the shot put and the discus throw. Her efforts propelled St. Vincent to a tie with Wilson for the team title.

Thomas Christie's speed led St. Vincent's sixth-grade boys to a team win, as he sped to victory in both the 70-meter and 100-meter dashes.

Penngrove had several outstanding performances in the large school competition, but in the end, Grant had too much overall strength, winning with 212.5 points to 202 for Penngrove, with Valley Vista third with 169.

Perla Perez was sensational for the Penngrove fifth-grade girls, winning the 70- and 100-meter runs as well as the high jump, but it was Grant that took team honors with 65 points to 49 for Penngrove.

Kyle Novak of Penngrove showed dominating speed in the large school fifth-grade boys competition, winning the 70- and 100-meter dashes to lead his team to victory, with Grant second.

Jaden Krist won both the 400 and the long jump for the Penngrove sixth-grade girls, but, again, Grant's superior balance prevailed, providing 54.5 points for the team title to 47 for runner-up Penngrove.


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