Danville Express

Sports - May 11, 2007

Wolves edge Mustangs on home track

Cross-town rivals have run neck-in-neck all season

by Rachel McMurdie

The Wolves chalked up another East Bay Athletic League win at last Thursday's dual meet, beating local rival Monte Vista on the San Ramon Valley home track.

In girl's varsity, San Ramon's distance runners fueled their 77, 59 win over the Mustangs. Led by Alexis Nordine, who took home two first-place wins in the 1,600-meter sprint (5:26.73) and the 800-meter sprint (2:30.01), the Wolves dominated the track events with the exception of the 400-meter dash.

San Ramon senior Kelly Fogarty finished first in the 100-meter dash (12.42) and the 300-meter hurdles (36.01). Teammate Sarah Beyers took first in the 3,200-meter sprint (12:28.31), and Laura Charbonneau earned first place in the 100-meter hurdles (16.4).

In boys varsity, San Ramon Valley's sprinters scooped up wins in the 110 meter hurdles, 400-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 800-meter sprint, 300-meter hurtles and the long jump. Monte Vista grabbed wins in the field events shot put, discus throw, triple jump and high jump. The relays were the clincher the Wolves needed in the 85.5, 50.5 win. The SRV boys took the 400-meter relay win in 42.30 seconds and the 1,600-meter relay win in 3:27.26 seconds.

The two schools have been close all season. One only has to look back as far as the April 21 Phillips/McCain Invitational to see just how close the competition has been. In that meet, first place in four events was decided by just thousandths of a second, or a couple of inches. Three of those four wins went to the Mustangs including the boys varsity 4x800 relay. The Mustang all-junior relay team, Dustin Harris, Danny Bartz, Donald Morgenson and Vinnie Butera, set a new meet record that day, edging out San Ramon Valley in 8 minutes, 10 seconds (a 2:02.5 average).

Boys lacrosse

Matt Hartman delivered five goals in Monte Vista's 14-0 roll over Livermore on the lacrosse field. The Mustang was one of seven teammates to score. With the win Monte Vista improves their record to 15-3, 9-1 EBAL; Livermore's record stands at 0-11 EBAL.

San Ramon Valley, still undefeated in league play, had four players with two goals each in their 13-3 win over California. Cameron Girox, Thomas Reyda, John Brereton and Tyler Blair each scored two goals. SRV goalie Patrick Lancaster held the Grizzlies to three points with 16 saves.

Boys volleyball

Monte Vista boys defeated Livermore in volleyball Thursday night 26-24, 25-18, 25-13. With the win, Monte Vista improves to 7-9, 4-8 EBAL. Livermore has yet to win a league match.

In another league game Thursday, San Ramon defeated California, 25-17, 29-27, 25-21. The Wolves improve their EBAL record to 9-3 while the Grizzlies slip to 7-5.

E-mail photos to Editor@DanvilleWeekly.com.

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