The Petaluma High School boys track team recorded a big Sonoma County League win last week, defeating Piner and Sonoma Valley in a tri-meet. Petaluma’s varsity boys totaled 71 points to 55 for Piner and 41 for Sonoma Valley. Piner and Petaluma boys shared the Sonoma County League championship last season.
The Trojans were led by the distance-dominating Dunbar brothers.
Jack Dunbar won both the 1600 and 3200, running 4 minutes, 39.02 seconds in the 1600 and 10:04.59 in the 3200.
Will took the 800 in 2:01.5 and was second to Jack in the 1600 in 4:39.62.
Petaluma dominated the throwing events. In the shot, it was Jack Crayne first at 41 feet, 8 inches, Justen Santa second at 36-10½ and James Scranton third at 36-9. In the discus, it was Santa first at 153-0, Crayne second at 103-2, and Scranton third at 91-9.
Brendan O’Neill did his jumping thing for the Trojans, winning the long jump at 19-2 and the triple jump at 40-0.
Petaluma ran away in the 4x400 relay, winning in 3:38.18.
The defending SCL champion Petaluma girls made it a clean sweep for the Trojans, totaling 68 points to 49 for Piner and 48 for Sonoma Valley.
Courtney Bell led Petaluma, sweeping the sprints. She ran 13.34 in the 100 and 28.81 in the 200. Teammates Camille Leoni and Erica Gilmore were right behind, with Leoni second in the 100 in 13.68 and Gilmore second in the 200 in 29.43.
Gilmore and Leoni were winners in their specialties, with Gilmore clearing 9-0 to win the pole vault ahead of teammate Sallie Hollingsted, who cleared 8-6.
Leoni won both long and triple jumps, going 15-4 in the long and 32-5 in the triple.
Winners for the Petaluma junior varsity boys were Ben Forney in the 1600 meters (5:15.75), Jack Sullivan in the 100 meters (13.0) and the 200 meters (26.38) and Fernando Rodriquez in the shot (34-8½).
Girls junor varsity winners were Emma Brown in both the sprint hurdles (21.68) and the 300-meter hurdles (59.0), Gloria Taraburani in the 1600 (7:04.0), May Murakame-Smith in the 800 (2:56.24), Delaney Johnson on the 200 (31.7) and Julia Skoff in the high jump (4-0) and long jump (12-2).