Aided by the return of Jose Jauregui, the Palm Springs High School boys’ 4×100 relay team registered a time of 42.47 seconds, which helped the Indians finish second at the Flying Tiger Invitational at San Jacinto High on Saturday.
The Palm Springs girls’ squad also finished second at the meet.
The 4×100 time puts the relay team, which also includes Tayler Hawkins, Damion Lee and Domanick Murray, in the top 5 in Division 3 of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section.
Lee also won the 100 meters in a time of 10.86, and the 200 meters in 22.31. Murray won the 400 meters in 50.83 and the 4×400 team of Murray, Jauregui, Gio Vallejo, Alfredo Gonzalez won in a time of 3:33.11.
Hawkins took second in the 100 meters (11.08), Cole Bolger Cruz finished second in 200 meters (22.94), and Isaiah Scott took second in long jump (20.50).
For the girls, Joanna Adams won the 400 meters (1:01.53) and the long jump (16-9), Jada McLean won the 100 meter hurdles (16.55) and the 300 meter hurdles (50.23).
Other medalists were Itzel Garduno, who took third in 100 meters (13.11), Lilliana Chalfant, who took third in 200 meters (26.80) and second in 400 meters (1:01.71), and Dyana Miller, who took third in the 400 meters (1:02.51).
The 4×100 relay team (Adams, Miller, Garduno, Ashtyn Lyneis) took second with a time of 51.25, and the 4×400 relay team (McLean, Chalfant, Adams, Miller) took second with a time of 4:17.03.
Hannah Wright took second in long jump (16-5) and second in triple jump (32-3.50). Maribel Wright finished third in the triple jump (31-9).
Track & Field
Indio competed at the Trabuco Hills Invitational on Friday and Saturday, with a number of notable finishes.
Mario Salazar finished fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.61 to lead the Rajahs.
Jesus Lopez-Martinez took ninth place with a personal best of 9:41.53 in the 3200 meters, Brian Cervantes took ninth place with a personal best of 15.47 in the 110 meter hurdles. Cervantes also finished ninth with a personal-best time of 41.36 in the 300-meter hurdles.
On the girls’ side, Naibe Ruelas took seventh with a personal best time of 5:30.99 1600 meters.
Palm Springs 7, Damonte Beach 6: Rylan Mills won the game with a walk-off single in the seventh inning that scored the winning run by Spencer Keane on Friday evening. Keane got the win on the mound to advance to 1-1 in the Bishop Gorman Desert Classic in Las Vegas.