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Wheeler, Baker place at Golden West

By: Staff Report
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Ending their prep track careers in style, Del Oro seniors Casey Wheeler and Sam Baker both grabbed medals at the recent running of the prestigious 53rd annual Golden West Invitational at Folsom High. The Golden West annually draws the top track and field stars from across the nation. This year over 350 athletes competed in the event. Wheeler, who placed sixth in the recent CIF State with a time of 38.6 seconds, won the GWI 300 hurdles in a fine time of 38.04 seconds. Wheeler, who is headed to Sacramento State next year, also placed fourth in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.56. Baker, who was Del Oro?s Senior Athlete of the Year for 2011-12, placed seventh in the open 800 meters in a time of 2:00.45.