Del Oro Sports Roundup

Diving and track highlights
By: Staff Report
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VanLiew Dives To SFL Crown Del Oro?s Chase VanLiew, the Sierra Foothill League runner-up a year ago, came home this past Friday as the SFL?s boys varsity diving champion. VanLiew scored 378.65 points in the competition, which was held at Oakmont. Van Liew?s total easily outdistanced Adam Seifert, of Nevada Union, who was in second place at 314.7 points. In the girls varsity competition, Del Oro?s Amy Callaway finished in sixth place and Amber Deloye took 10th. Eagles Fare Well at champs Del Oro?s track and field athletes vied in the elite Meet of Champions in Sacramento last Saturday with good results. In the championship division, Del Oro?s Brie Simmons grabbed places in the 100 meters, the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Simmons was fifth in the 100 meters at 12.20, fifth in the 100 hurdles in 14.60 seconds and sixth in the 300 hurdles in 45.42. Del Oro?s Casey Wheeler was also third in the 300 hurdles in 38.90 and fourth in the 110 hurdles in 15.06. In the girls pole vault, Del Oro freshman Melissa Maneatis cleared 11-1 to finish in fifth place. In the invitational portion of the meet, Del Oro?s boys 4x400 relay team took first place with a time of 3:23.19. Other top showings came from Sam Baker, who was fourth in the 800 meters (1:56.91), and Blake Covey who set a personal best time with a 49.98 clocking, for third in the 400 meters.