Blackhawk track & field bullies Jurupa Hills Matt McLeod, Staff Writer Posted: 04/13/2011 11:23:21 PM PDT

By MATT MCLEOD Staff Writer

REDLANDS - For once, it felt good to play the role of the wily old sage.

The second-year Citrus Valley track and field team found itself in a novel situation Wednesday - hosting first-year Jurupa Hills, a program even younger than the burgeoning Blackhawks.

But if they were grateful for some youthful company, they certainly didn't let on, as the Citrus Valley boys beat up on their Spartan counterparts, 95-32, and the girls won 101-24.

Leading the charge for the Blackhawks, who picked up the resounding Mountain Valley League victory without the services of coach Marie Honeyfield, were a handful of standouts - including Andrew Gonzales, who jumped out to an early lead in the 100 Dash and never looked back.

Cruising through the line at 11.86, Gonzales missed out on equaling his personal best time of 11.6, but he said he'll take the win just the same.

Before the race I felt kind of tight and stiff but once I got going I felt real good out there right from the beginning, Gonzales said. I came out of the box hard and before you knew it, there I was out in front and there was no one around.

That wasn't the end of Gonzales's success, as the junior star also easily took the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.1, which just beat out his previous personal best of 42.3.

In the boys 800 Run it was Blackhawks junior Alex Uribe who stole the show, staging a remarkable comeback that instantly Advertisement Portland Job Scam (EXPOSED)Portland Job Scam (EXPOSED)We investigated work at home jobs and what we found may shock you...SHOCKING: 46SHOCKING: 46 LED TV's for only $98.76!Portland: Over 1,000 Samsung 46 LED TV's selling for $98.76 each!Portland: Dermatologists Hate Her!Portland: Dermatologists Hate Her!Local Mom Exposes an Anti-Aging Miracle. Her $5 Trick ERASES Wrinkles!Ads by Yabuka became the most dramatic, memorable finish of the day.

Spartans sophomore Carlos Razo hit the backstretch with a 20-yard lead that looked for all the world to be a wide enough cushion for Razo to take the honors in his first ever 800, but Uribe said he wasn't about to roll over and settle for second.

I hit the final stretch and I heard all my teammates screaming at me to sprint, so I just started to run as hard as I could, Uribe said.

Streaking down final 100 meters, Uribe lunged forward and clipped Razo at the line, much to the elation of the sparse crowd huddled in the bleachers, braving the chilly wind.

Jurupa Hills coach Eric Martin, whose team has faced an uphill battle all season long with just freshmen and sophomores fillings its ranks, said the finish symbolized a scenario his squad had seen played out in each of its first five meets - close but no cigar.

We've been right there all year, we just can't quite get over the hump, Martin said. As far as how the kids have done - they've been great. They all have had positive attitudes and this has been a learning experience for all of us.

On the girls' side, despite the fact that the Blackhawks boast juniors and the Spartans don't, it was Citrus Valley's youngest distance runners who ensured that youth was served - or, more accurately, took care of all the serving themselves.

Citrus Valley freshman Lauren Haddock won the 1600 Run and came in second in the 800 Run, while fellow freshman Allison Herrin pulled the same feat the other way around, winning the 800 Run and coming in second in the 1600 Run.

Both said they don't mind a little friendly competition.

She's my friend, so it's always fun to be together, Herrin said of Haddock. It's nice to have someone to run with every day.

That's the case, but there's still one condition, according to Haddock.

It doesn't matter to us who wins so much, Haddock said. We honestly don't care as long as we both try hard.

If the duo's track record is any indication, all the long hours circling the track should pay off in spades in the future, but for now, each is just looking for a little company.

Running the gauntlet and surviving against veterans is the most rewarding result.

It's nice to win against freshman and sophomores, but I kind of like going against the seniors, because then you can say you beat the best, Haddock said.

Next up, Citrus Valley, whose boys and girls both improve to 4-2, 4-0 in the MVL, takes a trip to Rubidoux for its last league meet at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

BOYS RESULTS

CV 95 - JH 32

4x100 Relay

  1. CV - 46.62
  2. JH - 47.49

1600 Run

  1. Ruiz - CV - 5:05.43
  2. Davidson - CV - 5:08.61
  3. Camacho - CV - 5:05.43

110 Hurdles

  1. Erickson - CV - 16.96
  2. Adadevoh - CV - 18.03
  3. Samra - CV - 18.22

400 Run

  1. Velasquez - JH - 55.23
  2. Strong - CV - 55.47
  3. Armas - CV - 56.77

100 Dash

  1. Gonzales - CV - 11.86
  2. Booker - JH - 11.94
  3. Campbell - CV - 12.08

800 Run

  1. Uribe - CV - 2:17.39
  2. Duranis - CV - 2:17.46
  3. Camacho - CV - 2:22.97

300 Hurdles

  1. Gonzales - CV - 42.15
  2. Heron - JH - 46.00
  3. Erickson - CV - 46.33

High Jump

  1. Adadevoh - CV - 5'8
  2. Berg - CV - 5'4

Long Jump

  1. Adadevoh - CV - 18'70

Triple Jump

  1. Adadevoh - CV - 37'0
  2. Roberts - JH - 37'0

Shot Put

  1. Taylor - CV - 42'6.25
  2. Cooley - JH - 38'11.25
  3. Negrete - CV - 37'7.75

Discus

  1. Smith - CV - 113'5
  2. Lapham - CV - 109'
  3. Stallings - CV - 108'

GIRLS RESULTS

CV 101 - JH 24

4x100 Relay

  1. CV - 51.94
  2. JH - 57.15

1600

  1. Haddock - CV - 6:07.64
  2. Herrin - CV - 6:09.58

110 Hurdles

  1. Watkins - CV - 18.55
  2. Poole - CV - 19.91
  3. Vinson - CV - 20.15

400 Run

  1. Vinson - CV - 68.47
  2. Jones - CV - 69.94
  3. Lara - JH - 71.43

100 Dash

  1. Lewis - CV - 13.34
  2. Brown - JH - 13.62
  3. Jones - CV - 14.49

800 Run

  1. Herrin - CV - 2:41.26
  2. Haddock - CV - 2:42.95

300 Hurdles

  1. Watkins - CV - 53.5
  2. Poole - CV - 54.43
  3. Herrin - CV - 60.16

200 Dash

  1. Lewis - CV - 27.78
  2. Brown - CV - 28.00
  3. Vinson - CV - 29.84

3200 Run

  1. Herrin - CV - 13:06.00
  2. Mondragon - JH - 14:32.67

Long Jump

  1. Lewis - CV - 15'16

2.Young-Werner - CV - 14'41

  1. Gramajo - JH - 13'3

High Jump

  1. Watkins - CV - 4'9
  2. Winder - CV - 3'10

Shot Put

  1. Esho - CV - 27'9
  2. Smith - CV - 25'5
  3. Caso - CV - 22'0