Local Digest: MJC track dominates in Salinas

Bee staff reportsMarch 29, 2014 

— Sprinter Eric Adorno contributed to four of Modesto Junior College’s 10 victories Saturday at Hartnell’s annual Ed Adams Invitational.

Adorno ran legs on both the Pirates’ victorious 4x100-meter and 4x400 relay teams and also won the 200 (21.8) and 400 (48.9). Dwight Shaw also starred with wins in the 4x100, 100 (10.87) and long jump (21-8).

Other winners were Aldo Guzman in the discus, Howard Funk in the hammer, Romero Valtierra in the 800 and Ronnie Holley in the triple jump.

The unscored meet included teams from Monterey Peninsula, Merced, Cal State Monterey Bay and host Hartnell.

Steeple star – MJC sophomore Becky Hobby logged two victories at the Adams Invitational, including the steeple chase with a time of 11:19 (No. 2 in the state). Hobby, second in the state last season in the 1,500, also won the 800 (2:24).

Tori Dickerson picked up a win in the discus (137-3) and a second in the shot put. Also victorious were Morgan McFaddin in the 1,500 (4:59.77), Omara McBride in the 400 (personal-best 60.77), Cara McClain in the hammer and Jaleyah Douglass in the javelin (96-10).


UC San Diego sweeps – Cal State Stanislaus dropped all four games of its series against 19th-ranked UC San Diego (22-6, 17-3) at La Jolla, ending it with 9-1 and 5-1 losses. Amy Droege’s 2-out double scored Cassidy Duke for the only run for the Warriors (10-27, 6-22) in the opener. Duke drove in the run in the nightcap with a ground ball. The Warriors have lost 12 straight and 14 of 15.

Rescheduled games – MJC’s rained-out doubleheader at home against American River has been rescheduled for Thursday at noon.


Singles dominate – The Warriors (5-6) won five of six singles matches en route to a 7-2 non-league win at home over Holly Names. McKenzy Harden, Jessica Laurie, Analyssa Tallas and J’Ana Diamond all won twice for Stanislaus. The Warriors finish a busy week today against UC San Diego.

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