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Turlock Journal All Track and Field team
Memorable season for area track and field athletes
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Pitman High’s Denzel Steckwren (far left), Colby Vierra, Quincey Williams and Michael Moore (far right) broke the Pitman High 4x100m relay at the CIF State Championships after clocking in at 42.13, besting the previous record time of 42.38 (Photo contributed).

It was a record-breaking season for many track and field athletes and teams in the Journal’s coverage area.

Five athletes from Turlock and Pitman High advanced to the ultimate competition at the California State Meet — arguably one of the deepest and most competitive state meets in the country.

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Pitman’s Mavleen Mann was named Best All Around Track and Field Athlete for 2019 (Journal file photo).

Pole vaulter Silas Fredeen of Turlock High ended his monumental season after breaking the school record and clearing 16-feet during the year.

He was second in California and earned a berth to the CIF State Meet from Buchanan High in Clovis. At the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters the week prior to state, Fredeen cleared 15 feet, 6 inches.

There, Fredeen placed 18th in California finishing among the best in the state after he cleared 14 feet, 9 inches.

The Pitman High boys 4x100m relay team consisting of Denzel Steckwren, Colby Vierra, Quincey Williams and Michael Moore made history and stamped their mark as the first relay team from Pitman to reach the state meet.

Once there, their ultimate goal to break the school record became the priority.

They knew that the work leading up to it was already done and a smooth race was needed from all four of them to achieve such a feat.

Head coach Thad Moren looked ready to have his boys on the record books and was optimistic prior to the start of the race that they would finish well.

Looking to top a time of 42.38, the four set forth on a journey to break the previous best time, and when the race concluded they had clocked in at 42.13.

Of the four representatives from Pitman, only Moore returns next season.

The Pride ended up finishing in 14th place in state, also setting a high standard for those to come in a county where the number of relay teams has been limited over the last two decades.

According to coach Moren, only four teams from the county have gone to the state meet in the 4x100 over the past 20 years.

The talent was plentiful this season, with a total of 47 athletes from Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar high reaching the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet.

Following a memorable spring season, here is this year’s All-Journal Track and Field team consisting of five prep schools in the Journal’s coverage area.


All Journal Track and Field Team

Best All Around 2019 Turlock Journal Girls Track & Field Athlete

(Best Combination of Marks and Performance Overall)

Mavleen Mann (12) Pitman


All Journal Girls Sprinter

(Marks in all Sprint Events)

Kylee Redman (9) Turlock


All Journal Girls Distance Runner

(Marks including 800, 1600, 3200)

Mavleen Mann (12) Pitman


All Journal Girls Jumper/Vaulter

(Marks including Pole Vault, High Jump, Triple and Long Jumps)

Cadence Roy Williams (10) Turlock


All Journal Girls Thrower

(Marks in Discus and Shot Put)

Khaiya Simpson (12) Pitman


 Best Individual Events:

100m-                                   Kylee Redman (9)                                                             Turlock                                 12.36

200m-                                   Kylee Redman (9)                                                             Turlock                                 25.83

400m-                                   Raquel Zapata (12)                                                          Turlock                                 1:03.49

4x100m Relay-  Cummings, Guerrero, Redman, Romo                                     Turlock                                 48.60

4x400m Relay-                  Andres, Zapata, Guerrero, Sauter                             Turlock                                 4:13.29

100m Hurdles-                  Kristen Fletcher (12)                                                       Denair                                   16.97

300m Hurdles-                  Lauren Labrouche (12)                                                   Hilmar                                   49.53

800m-                                   Mavleen Mann (12)                                                         Pitman                                  2:24.51

1600m-                                 Mavleen Mann (12)                                                         Pitman                                  5:14.57

3200m-                                 Mavleen Mann (12)                                                         Pitman                              11:15.73

High Jump-                         Jazmyn Tubbs (11)                                                           Turlock                                 5’ 3”

Long Jump-                         Cadence Roy Williams (10)                                           Turlock                           16’ 11.25”

Triple Jump-                       Cadence Roy Williams (10)                                           Turlock                                 35’ 11”

Pole Vault-                          Sarah Romo (12)                                                               Turlock                                 11” 3”

Shot Put-                             Delilah Vierra (12)                                                            Pitman                                  35’11”

Discus-                                  Khaiya Simpson (12)                                                        Pitman                                  124’10”



Best All Around 2019 Turlock Area Boys Track & Field Athlete

(Best Combination of Marks and Performance Overall)

Quincey Williams (12) Pitman


All Around Boys Sprinter

(Marks in all Sprint Events)

Quincey Williams (12) Pitman


All Around Boys Distance Runner

(Marks including 800, 1600, 3200)

Jayson Martin (10) Pitman


All Around Boys Jumper/Vaulter

(Marks including Pole Vault, High Jump, Triple and Long Jumps)

Cole Bailey (10) Hilmar


All Around Boys Thrower

(Marks in Discus and Shot Put)

Frank Pereira (12) Hilmar

 Best Individual Events:

100m                                     Sammy Wilson (12)                                                         Turlock                                 10.72

200m                                     Quincey Williams (12)                                                    Pitman                                  21.97

400m                                     Isaac Sharp (12)                                                                Hilmar                                   50.50

4x100m Relay                    Moore, Williams, Vierra, Steckwren                         Pitman                                  42.13

4x400m Relay                    Mendoza, Van Allen, Williams, Martin                     Pitman                                  3:26.31

110m Hurdles                    Cameron Fader (12)                                                        Pitman                                  15.21

300m Hurdles                    Donavyn Faria (12)                                                          Pitman                                  41.67

800m                                     Jayson Martin (10)                                                           Pitman                                  1:55.72

1600m                                   Jayson Martin (10)                                                           Pitman                                  4:28.66

3200m                                   Eric Hernandez (10)                                                         Turlock                                 9:59.89

High Jump                           Cole Bailey (10)                                                                 Hilmar                                   6’ 2”

Long Jump                          Cole Bailey (10)                                                                 Hilmar                                   22’.25”

Triple Jump                         Steffin Winston                                                                 Denair                                   46’ 5.5”

Pole Vault                            Silas Fredeen(12)                                                             Turlock                                 16’

                                                Nathan Garibay (12)                                                        Turlock                                 16’

Shot Put-                             Frank Pereira (12)                                                            Hilmar                                   46’ 4”

Discus-                                  Frank Pereira (12)                                                            Hilmar                                   144’ 7”