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Faith Makau started Friday in tears of disappointment and finished in tears of relief. The Enochs High senior shocked herself twice during the first day of the 95th CIF Track and Field Championships.
Enochs High senior Faith Makau clutched her medal like it was worth a fortune. Makau wrapped up her excellent prep career with a satisfying, and unexpected, sixth-place finish in the 800 meters at the 95th CIF Track and Field Championships.
Faith Makau's strength is matched only by her confidence and experience. And when she hits her special gear, she wins Sac-Joaquin Section Masters championships.
Escalon High lost a game of give and take on Monday. Give the Cougars a couple feet on three well-hit balls and take away a shaky first-inning start and Escalon would be celebrating its fourth straight Sac-Joaquin Section Division 5 baseball title. Instead, all the breaks went to the team making the plays, and Capital Christian grabbed the blue banner with a 3-1 victory at Zupo Field.
Monday's High School and College Results
It might seem backward that the Sac-Joaquin Section plays best-of-three semifinal rounds in baseball to set up a one-game, winner-take all final, but all teams have to deal with that reality.
The southern portion of the Sac-Joaquin Section earned its respect at the Masters Track and Field Championships. The rare double in the 800 and 1,600 meters by Enochs High senior Faith Makau accented a solid showing Thursday and Friday at Elk Grove High.
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Faith Makau liked the position she found herself heading into the final lap.
A good memory served Kyle Peterson well Thursday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships. Peterson, an Oakdale High senior unmistakable with his red hair and chiseled muscles, brought home the Masters discus title at sunny Elk Grove High.
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Wednesday's High School and College Results
Turlock High pitcher Nick Voumard didn't have his best stuff. He admitted as much minutes after the Bulldogs' 5-1 season-ending loss to St. Mary's Wednesday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 South final at UOP's Klein Family Field. "That kid pitched his butt off," said St. Mary's coach Peter Pijl.
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Pitcher Tyler Murphy earned his third victory of the season against Pitman on Tuesday, throwing a no-hitter as the Bulldogs won 5-0 to advance to todays 4 p.m. final against St. Marys of Stockton.