Doty wins 5 titles at track & field championships

Left to right: Samuel Mojica, Philippos Pilikidis, Jayden Garcia and Alex Leon. Photo courtesy of Carrie Redfox.

Left to right: Samuel Mojica, Philippos Pilikidis, Jayden Garcia and Alex Leon. Photo courtesy of Carrie Redfox.

DOWNEY – The city of Downey middle school track and field championships took place last Friday afternoon at Downey High School and six city championships were up for grabs.

Doty Middle School claimed 5/6 of the city championships and will hold on to the city champions trophy for the sixth straight year.

Doty won sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys as well as sixth and seventh grade girls. Sussman won eighth grade girls. Doty finished the year first with 13 championships, Griffiths finished second with 8.5 championships, Stauffer finished third with 4 championships and Sussman finished fourth with 3.5 championships, respectively.

Sussman’s victory in the 8th grade girls’ competition marked the first loss for Doty girls’ track and field since sports were brought back to the middle schools six years ago. In the past six years Doty girls’ track and field teams have accumulated an impressive record of 71-1 and have won 17/18 track and field championships, including dual meets and finals. Similarly, the Doty boys’ track and field teams have accumulated a record of 69-3 and have won 16/18 track and field championships, including dual meets and finals.

The 6th grade boys’ competition saw Doty finish first with 89 points, Stauffer finish second with 25 points, Sussman finish third with 22 points and Griffiths finish fourth with 18 points, respectively. Doty won 9/10 events to claim the city title.

Alex Leon of Doty won the 1600 in a time of 5:57, Philipos Pilikidis of Doty won the 110 hurdles in a time of 19.55, Jayden Garcia of Doty won the 100 in a time of 13.38, Daiveon Gayle-Woodley of Stauffer won the 400 in a time of 1:04, Jayden Garcia of Doty won the 200 in a time of 28.03, Alex Leon of Doty won the 800 in a time of 2:37, Konstadinos Politis of Doty won the shot put with a throw of 30’6, Alex Leon of Doty won the long jump with a jump of 14’5, Jayden Garcia of Doty won the high jump with a jump of 5’0 and the Doty 4 X 100 relay team claimed victory in a time of 54.44.

The 7th grade boys’ competition saw Doty finish first with 73 points, Stauffer finish second with 36 points, Sussman finish third with 32 points and Griffiths finish fourth with 13 points, respectively. Doty won 6/10 events to claim the city title.

Victor Casillas of Doty won the 1600 in a time of 5:20, Tommy Abundis of Doty won the 110 hurdles in a time of 18.49, Gregorio Magallanes of Sussman won the 100 in a time of 12.69, Dylan Velasquez of Doty won the 400 in a time of 1:02, Nathan Cerda of Stauffer won the 200 in a time 26.25, Victor Casillas of Doty won the 800 in a time of 2:20, Christopher Cuevas of Griffiths won the shot put with a throw of 40’5, Roman Sanson of Doty won the long jump with a jump of 15’1, Christopher Cuevas of Griffiths won the high jump with a jump of 5’0 and the Doty 4 X 100 relay team claimed victory in a time of 52.08.

The 8th grade boys’ competition saw Doty finish first with 79 points, Stauffer finish second with 30 points, Sussman finish third with 26 points and Griffiths finish fourth with 19 points, respectively. Doty won 8/10 events to claim the city title.

Victor Anguiano of Stauffer won the 1600 in a time of 5:17, DaMarcus Parker of Doty won the 110 hurdles in a time of 17.66, Mario Covarrubias of Doty won the 100 in a time of 12.3, Nick Cuervo of Doty won the 400 in a time of 55.64, Mario Covarrubias won the 200 in a time of 25.02, Alan Diaz of Doty won the 800 in a time 2:21, Angel Garcia of Doty won the shot put with a throw of 38’3.5, Chris Almaguer of Stauffer won the long jump with a jump of 17’6, DaMarcus Parker of Doty won the high jump with a jump of 5’4 and the Doty 4 X 100 relay team claimed victory in a time of 50.02.

The 6th grade girls’ competition saw Doty finish first with 69 points, Stauffer finish second with 38 points, Sussman finish third with 32 points and Griffiths finish fourth with 15 points, respectively. Doty won 6/10 events to claim the city title.

Stephanie Hernandez of Stauffer won the 1600 in a time of 5:49, Aliyah Gonzalez of Doty won the 100 hurdles in a time of 18.11, Nyla Nolan of Sussman won the 100 in a time of 13.97, Ariana Castagnola of Doty won the 400 in a time of 1:09, Nyla Nolan of Sussman won the 200 in a time of 28.89, Stephanie Hernandez of Stauffer won the 800 in a time of 2:39, Jasmine Smith of Doty won the shot put with a throw of 26’7, Ariana Castagnola of Doty won the long jump with a jump of 12’4, Aliyah Gonzalez of Doty won the high jump with a jump of 3’10 and the Doty 4 X 100 relay team claimed victory in a time of 58.54.

The 7th grade girls’ competition saw Doty finish first with 91 points, Stauffer finish second with 38 points, Sussman finish third with 16 points and Griffiths finish fourth with nine points, respectively. Doty won 9/10 ten events to claim the city title.

Mikaela Holguin of Stauffer won the 1600 in a time of 6:23, Alanna Bince of Doty won the 100 hurdles in a time of 19.16, Elayna Garcia of Doty won the 100 in a time of 13.25, Sarah Barboza of Doty won the 400 in a time of 1:05, Elayna Garcia of Doty won the 200 in a time of 27.83, Nevaeh Arvizu won the 800 in a time of 2:47, Nevaeh Arvizu of Doty won the shot put with a throw of 29’6, Elayna Garcia of Doty won the long jump with a jump of 14’8, Sarah Barboza of Doty won the high jump with a jump of 4’8 and the Doty 4 X 100 relay team claimed victory in a time of 54.33.

The 8th grade girls’ competition saw Sussman finish first with 61 points, Doty finish second with 59 points, Stauffer finish third with 19 points and Griffiths finish fourth with 15 points, respectively. Sussman won 6/10 events to claim the city title.

Mayah Mount of Doty won the 1600 in a time of 6:04, Mikaela Cruz of Doty won the 100 hurdles in a time of 18.39, Aniyah Johnson of Sussman won the 100 in a time of 13.84, Danielle Alali of Sussman won the 400 in a time of 1:05, Aniyah Johnson of Sussman won the 200 in a time of 29.01, Danielle Alali of Sussman won the 800 in a time of 2:42, Arabella Hidalgo of Doty won the shot put with a throw of 32’0, Mia Troncoso of Doty won the long jump with a jump of 14’3, Kaylen Berry of Sussman won the high jump with a jump of 4’10 and the Sussman 4 X 100 relay team claimed victory in a time of 55.49.

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