Taft freshmen finish fifth
The Taft boys and girls track and field teams took part in their last meet before spring break Friday when they competed in the Gary Adams Invitational in McFarland.
As a team, the Wildcats finished fifth with 38 points. Frontier finished first with 112 points.
Seth Bullard had one of the best finish in the racing events by coming in second in the 1600 meter race with a time of 4:53.29. North Bakersfield’s Eduardo Lopez won the race with a time of 4:46.80.
Bullard also was fifth in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:13.82. Donovan Watrous was one spot ahead with a time of 2:13.02. Zack Kolb was ninth in the 110 meter hurdles by finishing in a time of 18.83. Kolb was also sixth in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 47.70.
Cody McCaleb also was second with his placement coming in the 400 meter race with a time of 55.20. He was also tenth in the 200 meters where he finished in a time of 25.94.
Gable, Josh Sailor, McCaleb and Chris Kast joined forces to finish tenth in the 4x100 relay with a time of 5:57.
In the field events, Kolb was second in the triple jump with a mark of 37-06.50. Pedro Alvarez was sixth with a mark of 32.400.
As a team, the Wildcats finished sixteenth with three points.
Jacob Kolb was tenth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 18.43. Arturo Delgadillo was twelfth in the race with a time of 19.48. Delgadillo was also twelfth in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 49.87.
Cesar Guerrero was one spot behind in the race with a time of 51.32.
In the field events, Roy Allen had the highest finish for Taft by coming in fifth in the discus with a mark of 125-00. Allen was also sixth in the shot put with a mark of 43-06.
As a team, the Wildcats were sixteenth with six points.
Kelsey Rushing had the best finish for Taft by coming in 15th in the 100 meters with a time of 20.24.
In the field events, Kandie Talavera had the highest finish by coming in third in the pole vault with a mark of 7-00. Jacqueline Summers was tenth in the shot put with a mark of 28-10.50 while Rushing was tenth in the pole vault with a mark of 6-00.
The Wildcats are off until Thursday, April 24 when they host Arvin and Bakersfield Christian. The meet begins at 4 p.m.