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Pitman, Turlock send 14 to Stanford Invite
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Pitman's Kiana Clay, pictured above at the first league center meet earlier this month, ran a personal record of 58.20 in the 400 meter race at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. - photo by Photo courtesy of Karmjit Bath

Pitman sent eight athletes and Turlock High had six representatives competing alongside students from 75 high schools at the 40th annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday.

 “Great day on Saturday,” said Turlock head coach JoaAnn Davison.

CCC standout and Turlock High's Bryan Montes was the most impressive of the bunch after finishing ninth in the 400 meter hurdle race with a time of 57.85.

“This race proved to be a showdown of some of the best hurdlers in the state,” said Davison.

Montes also anchored the 4x400 relay team that consisted of Albert Soto, Jesus Robledo and Adrian Rodrigues which finished 15th with a time of 3:29.99.

 “Albert is always the first guy to step up and step in when needed. He is all about the team effort,” said Davison. 

Members Robledo and Rodriguez were joined by CCC top jumper Justin Serpa and sprinter Fernando Rodriguez for the 4x100 relay team that finished 22nd out of 31.

Serpa finished ninth in the boys triple jump after a final of 39 feet, 10.50 inches.

“What we are really focused on for the boys is that next CCC match up,” said Davison. “As for the girls, we are currently third. I think we just might surprise some people next meet.”

The top finisher for Pitman was Kiana Clay, who ran a personal record of 58.20 in the 400m.

“Most kids had so-so days besides Kiana taking third in her heat,” said Pitman head coach Thad Moren.

 “We are hosting the second center meet then we will travel to University of Oregon the next day,” said Moren. “We did great in the first center meet. We were part of the three teams that were involved in the varsity boys close race. Obviously Turlock won but we can pick up some points elsewhere next time to make a difference.”

“What I love about our team is their love of competition,” Davison added. “You can tell if an athlete is running or racing. The boys finished first after our last CCC meet. We haven’t had a meet with all our athletes. I am looking forward to see what we can accomplish together.”

The Bulldogs and Pride will compete at Joe Debely for the second CCC Center Meet with the field events set to begin at 10 a.m. and the running events will start at 11 a.m. on April 15.