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Penngrove and Wilson rule Westside Relays

  • Wilson School sixth-grader Amanda Rocha competes in the long jump during the Westside Relays, in Petaluma on Monday, May 19, 2014. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Penngrove's Panthers and Wilson's Wildcats ruled the Petaluma High School track to take team honors on the 40th annual Westside Relays.

The annual spring meet brings all the elementary schools on the city's westside together for two days of running, jumping, throwing and school pride.

When everything was totaled up, Penngrove reigned as large-school champion in close competition with Grant School. The winners totaled 213.5 points to 193.5 fo Grant. McNear was third with 130.5.

Wilson dominated the small-school competition with 204 points to 133 for runner-up Dunham and 126 for third-place Liberty.

Fifth-grade girls

Wilson's fifth-grade girls won their small-school division on balance despite an outstanding effort from Harvest Christian's Abby Vestny, who was selected the division's Most Outstanding Performer. Wilson's girls scored 53 points to 43 for Harvest Christian, with St. Vincent third with 36.

Vestny and Harvest Christian teammate Emily Metton supplied the speed to the competition, finishing one-two in both the 100-meter dash and 300-meter run. Vestny won the 300 in 52.70 to Metton's 56.40, and came back for a winning 15.41 in the 100 with her teammate second in 15.49.

Megan Mainaris had a big day for Penngrove in the fifth-grade girls large school division winning the 70-meter run in 10:05 and the high jump at 3-10 to earn Most Outstanding Performer honors. She tied Awelina Eakalata of McKinley in the high jump, winning on fewer misses.

Mainairis' efforts weren't enough to stop Grant from winning the team title with 65 points, but they did help Penngrove take second with 49 in close competition with McNear, third with 42.

Fifth-grade boys


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