Woodbridge Has Sprints Wired, Beats Santa Margarita


In the first Orange County dual meet using electronic timing, the Woodbridge girls easily beat host Santa Margarita.

The top-ranked Warriors (3-0) won all five sprint events, posting county season bests in three, to hold off the second-ranked Eagles, 80 1/2-55 1/2, Thursday.

Senior Jackie Dix ran 12.08 and 24.86 seconds to win the 100 and 200 meters, and also anchored the winning 400 relay (no time) and 1,600 relay (3:57.23) and Alejandra Torres won the 400 meters (no time) and ran legs on both relays.


“We were pumped for this meet all week,” said Dix, the defending county champion in the 100. “We knew this track was fast and we were just hoping to pull it off today.”

Both races given no times were not due to timing malfunctions, but rather races starting in the incorrect places on the track. However, Torres ran 54.7 in the 400 meters, which was found to be six meters short.

The Eagles (2-1) kept close by four individual event victories from sophomore Amanda Shanklin. The county leader in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles won her specialty in 45.15 after winning the long jump (17 feet 2), the triple jump (36-6) and the 100 low hurdles (15.17).

Eagles senior Katie Nuanes won the 800 (2:24.05) and 1,600 (5:17.3).

Santa Margarita senior Jon O’Neil kept the Eagle boys undefeated in the league at 3-0, posting winning efforts in the shot put (56-5 3/4) and the discus (169-4).

Woodbridge senior David Allen cleared 14-6 to win the pole vault, and senior Wil Stovall won the 100 (11.1) and 200 (22.31) for the Warriors (0-3).