TRK: Royal girls win last event to tie Ventura

The San Marcos girls 4×400 relay delivered in the clutch, and the Royals gained a tie with Ventura, 63.5-63.5, in a Channel League track and field dual meet on Wednesday.

The quartet of Jill Fisher, Erica Schroeder, Delaney Werner and Emily Allen electrified the San Marcos team by winning the meet’s final event, pulling the Royals even with the Cougars. Their time was 3:59.86.

“This was one of the best high school meets I’ve been involved in,” San Marcos coach Marilyn Hantgin said. “I’m so proud of my girls.”

Schroeder had a big meet for the Royals. She ran :58 on her leg of the relay, won the 800 (2:18.82) and finished second in the mile (5:11.33).

Adilene Aldapa captured the distance double. She won the mile in 5:03.40 and the two mile in 11:11.

Fisher captured the 100 (13.53) and 200 (26.93). Werner scored valuable points by taking second in the 400 with a time of 59.75.

“Every point counted,” Hantgin said. “It was a great contest between two great teams.”

In the boys competition, Ventura won 92-34.

Highlights for San Marcos included Garrett Paulsen winning the 200 (23.09) and finishing third in the 100 (11.57), Walker Odell taking the 800 (2:01.97) and the 4×100 relay winning in its best time of the season (43.93). The relay team consisted of Kyle Tran, Esteban Alfaro, Paulsen and Tyson Miller.