PITTSBURG -- Seniors Frank Kurtz and Solomon Demeko-Ousman each won two individual events to lead the Heritage High boys track and field team to a dominant victory at the Bay Valley Athletic League championships May 17 at Pittsburg High.

Kurtz won the 200 meters in 21.89 seconds and the 400 in 47.88, and also ran the anchor leg for the Patriots' 1,600 relay team, which won in 3:23.61. Kurtz already had the state's best time in the 400 at 47.35, set at the Arcadia Invitational on April 11.

Demeko-Ousman won the 1,600 in 4:28.23 and the 3,200 in 10:07.48, as the Patriots finished with 219 points. Second was Deer Valley with 93, followed by Liberty with 65. Heritage's other individual winners were Jack Olender in the 110 hurdles (15.77), Oleni Fifita in the shot put (50 feet, 7 inches) and Griffin DeFlores in the discus (147-4).

Deer Valley had individual winners in Nsimba Webster in the triple jump (47-9), Adonis Johnson in the long jump (23-1) and Ryan Bell in the high jump (6-4).

Deer Valley, which captured eight of 10 track events, won the girls title with 145 points, edging Heritage, which had 134. Liberty was third with 99.5.

Deer Valley junior Briana Guillory won the 100 (12.22) and the 200 (24.50), and also had a hand in the Wolverines' victorious 400 and 1600 relay teams.

Deer Valley's other double-winner was sophomore Artearra Coffey, who won the 100 and 300 hurdles in 15.16 and 45.42, respectively.

Other double-winners were Liberty's Kai Bohannan in the 1,600 and 3,200, Heritage's Sydney Berry in the long jump and triple jump, and Pittsburg's Tyra Lassair in the shot put and discus.


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Berry's mark in the long jump (19-1) was a season-best, and she is ranked No. 1 in the event in the North Coast Section going into the Tri-Valley Area meet May 23-24 at Amador Valley High. She is ranked fourth in the triple jump.

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