Multiple Teams · Track Team Season Ends at Divisions

The Fairfield High Track team had its season come to an end on Friday night. The Falcons were competing in the Division II/III meet held at Bella Vista High School. The Falcons advanced 11 individuals to the San-Joaquin Section Division II/III meet.

This was quite an accomplishment in itself because for the whole season the Falcons have not had a track to train on. They have been using a track made on the grass fields behind the school, traveling to Armijo on Tuesday’s, and occasionally having practice at the Al Patch Park track in Vacaville.

The individuals that made it to the Divisional meet were: Jessica Singh, Tajanique Thompson, Serina Ascencio, Katelyn Cook, Bryan James, Johana Lopez, 4x100m relay (made up of Cuong Nyguen, Isaac Jones, Jomar Lopes, and Gabe Estrada), and the 4x400m relay team (made up of Isaac Jones, Jomar Lopes, Kaiyou Gonzales, and Gabe Estrada). Starting with the individuals Thompson took 9th in Division II in the Shot Put with a PR throw of 27-09. Sernia Ascencio did not make it out of trials on Wednesday but had a wonderful season in the 100m hurdles. Katelyn Cook made it to the Finals in the 300m hurdles and finished 9th with a PR in the Finals. Jessica Singh finished 9th in Division 2 in the 1600m as a sophmore. Johana Lopez finished 9th as well in the 3200m in her first season of track ever. Bryan James finished 8th in Division 2 in the Shot Put. Jomar Lopes finished 9th in the 400m with a PR of 52.12.

The relay teams for the Falcons impressed. First the 4x100m made it out of trials to compete in the finals with a PR of 45.02. In the finals the Falcons were in 5th place coming into the last hand-off, they were running a PR time but sadly did not get baton all the way around the track and were disqualified. The 4x400m team came back and made up for the dropped baton by finishing 7th in a race that featured 3 of the top 7 teams in California. The 4x400m ran a PR of 3:34.56 (PR by over 3 seconds!) and represented proudly. It was a great race to end the season on as most of the Falcons who competed at the Division meet ran or threw personal records.

2017 4x400 meter team excited at the league meet. (L-R Gabe Estrada, Kaiyou Gonzales, Isaac Jones, Jomar Lopes)
2017 4×400 meter team excited at the league meet. (L-R Gabe Estrada, Kaiyou Gonzales, Isaac Jones, Jomar Lopes)

The Falcons exceeded all expectations from other coaches in the SCAC league. They were happy but also a little afraid that Fairfield High School’s Track program is back on the upswing.